Transportation Indicators Highlights - November 2001

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - November 2001

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - November 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 These reports are provided as a historical reference.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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Twenty percent of flights in September 2001 were cancelled, compared to 2 percent in September 2000. Flights not arriving on time increased from 22 percent in September 2000 to 32 percent in September 2001.   HTML
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Tonnage of farm and food products transported on the nations inland waterways was down 9 percent in October 2001 compared to the same month last year.   HTML
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Personal consumption spending on gasoline and motor oil fell 9 percent (in current dollars) from the second to the third quarter of 2001.   HTML
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Producer prices for crude petroleum fell 35 percent from October 2000 to October 2001.   HTML
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Producer prices for liquid pipeline transportation increased almost 9 percent in October 2001 compared to the same month last year.   HTML
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Producer prices for railroad transportation and for freight transportation rose by 5 percent over the 12-month period ending in October 2001, the largest 12-month increase for both these services in the 10 years tracked for this report.   HTML
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Producer prices for highway and street construction declined by more than 2 percent between October 2000 and October 2001.   HTML
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Air transportation employment fell by 42,000 jobs, or 3 percent between mid-September and mid-October 2001 . Employment in transportation services also fell 2 percent. Employment in motor vehicles and equipment manufacturing fell by 21,000- over 2 percent.   HTML
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Profit of for-hire transportation industries, in the second quarter of 2001, reached its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 1992.   HTML
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Advance retail sales, a harbinger of future transportation activity, declined nearly 8 percent from September to October 2001.   HTML
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While new orders for all manufacturing declined nearly 6 percent from August to September 2001, new orders for transportation equipment declined almost 16 percent during the same period.   HTML
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Private investment in transportation was down 11 percent from the third quarter of 2000 to the third quarter of 2001.   HTML
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Sales of pickups, sport utility vehicles, vans and other light trucks were 36 percent higher in October 2001 than in October 2000, while car sales were up 22 percent. Medium and heavy truck sales were down 11 percent.   HTML
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The value of transportation-related imports into the United States declined almost 4 percent from the second to the third quarter of 2001.   HTML
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Scheduled Flight Availability   HTML
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Availability and Use of International Air Passenger Transportation   HTML
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Availability and Use of International Air Freight Transportation   HTML
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Aircraft Capacity Utilization- International Passengers and Freight   HTML
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Flight Availability and Distance- International   HTML
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Enplanements on International Flights   HTML
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Disposable Personal Income   HTML
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Unemployment Rates for Selected Metropolitan Areas, September 2000 and 2001   HTML
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A Time Series Analysis of Transportation Energy Use   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.