Transportation Indicators Highlights - July 2001

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - July 2001

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - July 2001

NOTE: The final issue of this report was December 2002. These reports are provided as a historical reference. A minimal number of indicators are being updated in the White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room.

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Rail accidents and incidents reached a ten-year low in April 2001- more than 6 percent below the number for April 2000.   HTML
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Over 82 percent of scheduled flights arrived on time (within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival) in May 2001, the best results for on-time performance since November 1998.   HTML
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The producer price for crude petroleum was nearly 13 percent lower in June 2001 than in June 2000, while the producer price for petroleum products dropped only one percent over the same period.   HTML
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Corporate profits in for-hire transportation industries dropped almost 23 percent from the fourth quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2001, even while income rose slightly.   HTML
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Air carriers operating expenses exceeded revenues in the first quarter of 2001, for the first time since 1993.   HTML
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Manufacturers new orders for transportation equipment rose at a seasonally adjusted rate of over 9 percent in May 2001 compared to the previous month, recovering somewhat from the 15 percent drop between March and April 2001.   HTML
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Medium and heavy truck sales were 35 percent lower in June 2001 than in June 2000, continuing a general decline over the past ten months. Car sales were down 4 percent, while light trucks (including pickups, SUVS, vans, and minivans) were up nearly 5 percent, the highest in volume of light trucks for any June in the past ten years.   HTML
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Retail gas prices declined by 2.51 percent in the first full week of July, while on-highway diesel prices declined by 1.07 percent.   HTML
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Domestic unit prices for jet fuel used by scheduled airlines were nearly 10 percent higher in May 2001 than in May 2000, while jet fuel prices for nonscheduled airlines were up over 7 percent.   HTML
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The value of exports and imports both declined between March and April 2001 at a seasonally adjusted rate of slightly under 3 percent.   HTML
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The value of surface trade by truck and rail between U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico declined in April 2001 compared to April 2000, while the pipeline trade value increased by over 150 percent between U.S.-Mexico, and by over 69 percent between U.S.-Canada.   HTML
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Transportation energy consumption in March 2001 was more than 4 percent higher than in March 2000, while transportation energy use per dollar of GDP was nearly 1 percent higher in the first quarter of 2001 than the first quarter of 2000.   HTML
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Net imports of petroleum in May 2001 were 7 percent higher than in May 2000.   HTML
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The validity of these statements has not been statistically tested. BTS is designing a statistical monitoring process in order to apply statistical quality control techniques to the indicators data.