Transportation Indicators Highlights - June 2001

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - June 2001

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - June 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 These reports are provided as a historical reference.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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U.S. highway vehicle-miles traveled declined nearly 1 percent in March 2001 compared to March 2000.   HTML
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Food and farm products shipped on U.S. inland waterways declined nearly 33 percent in May 2001 compared to the same month last year.   HTML
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Personal expenditures on motor vehicles and parts increased 5 percent in the first quarter of 2001 compared with the previous quarter.   HTML
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The price of public transportation (seasonally adjusted) increased 1 percent from April to May of this year, but declined nearly the same 42 amount when compared with May of last year.   HTML
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The price U.S. industries paid for crude petroleum declined nearly 3 percent in May 2001 compared to May 2000, while the price for 44 petroleum products rose over 13 percent over the same period.   HTML
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Employment in transportation and transportation-related industries increased slightly in May 2001 as total civilian employment showed a 54 slight decline.   HTML
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Employment in motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing declined 1.6 percent from April to May 2001 (seasonally adjusted).   HTML
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Manufacturing inventory to sales ratio increased nearly 1 percent in April 2001 from the previous month. The ratio has been on a 72 generally upward trajectory since reaching its low point in March 2000.   HTML
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Manufacturers new orders fell 3 percent (seasonally adjusted) between March and April 2001, and are down 14 percent since reaching 73 their peak in June 2000.   HTML
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Manufacturers new orders for transportation equipment declined nearly 10 percent in April 2001 from the previous month (seasonally 74 adjusted).   HTML
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Sales of medium and heavy trucks were 23 percent lower in May 2001 compared to May 2000. Car sales were 2 percent lower. 76 Light trucks showed little change.   HTML
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Retail gas prices (average all grades) and retail on-highway diesel prices declined nearly 2 percent for the week of June 11.   HTML
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The value of goods carried in U.S. truck trade with Canada and Mexico declined 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively, in March 2001 84 compared to March 2000.   HTML
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Transportation energy consumption declined over 2 percent in February 2001 compared to February 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.