Transportation Indicators Highlights - June 2002

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - June 2002

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - June 2002

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 These reports are provided as a historical reference.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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There were 9 percent fewer revenue enplanements and 7 percent fewer revenue passenger miles on large domestic air carriers in March 2002 than in March 2001. However the gap between the current month and the same month of the previous year has shrunk since September 2001, indicating an on-going recovery in domestic commercial air travel.   HTML
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March 2002 available ton-miles of freight and freight revenue ton-miles on international routes by large domestic carriers declined by 13 and 15 percent, respectively, compared to March 2001, the third and fifth largest declines in the last 10 years. They are also the second and fourth largest declines since August 2001.   HTML
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Revenue departures for international flights by large domestic carriers declined by 11 percent in March 2002 compared to a year earlier, the fourth largest drop in the 10 years tracked by this report.   HTML
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Tonnage of U.S. waterborne exports and imports decreased 5 percent in February 2002 compared to February 2001.   HTML
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Personal spending on motor vehicles and parts declined 10 percent, on a seasonally adjusted basis, in the first quarter of this year from the fourth quarter of 2001, but is still above the first two quarters of 2001.   HTML
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Producer prices for petroleum products were 20 percent lower in May 2002 than in May 2001.   HTML
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Producer prices for highway and street construction were 5 percent lower in May 2002 than May 2001, the largest decline in the 10 years of data tracked by this report.   HTML
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Retail sales of cars were down 7 percent, light trucks were down 5 percent, and medium/heavy trucks down 9 percent in May 2002 compared to May 2001. May was the first month since August 2001 that cars outsold light trucks.   HTML
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Business investment in transportation equipment declined 7 percent (in current dollars) in the first quarter of 2002 compared to the first quarter of 2001.   HTML
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April 2002 fuel costs for scheduled flights of large domestic air carriers fell to 69 cents a gallon, down 8 cents from April 2001.   HTML
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U.S. exports and imports with Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China declined in March 2002 compared to March of last year.   HTML
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Imports of civilian aircraft and parts declined 10 percent in the first quarter of 2002, while exports of civilian aircraft and parts increased 4 percent, both compared with the fourth quarter of 2001. As a result, the surplus of U.S. trade in aircraft and parts increased.   HTML
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Value per metric ton of U.S. waterborne exports declined nearly 10 percent in February 2002 compared to a year earlier.   HTML
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Over six million fewer people-37 million versus 43 million-sought entry into the United States in April 2002 compared to the same month a year earlier, while the number of people deemed inadmissable-nearly 60,000-increased 8 percent.   HTML
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Admissibility of People at U.S. Borders   HTML
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Southwest Border Apprehensions (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas)   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.