Transportation Indicators Highlights - October 2001

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - October 2001

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - October 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 These reports are provided as a historical reference.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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In July 2001, highway-rail fatalities dropped almost 18 percent, while incidents fell over 20 percent, compared to the same month last year.   HTML
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Producer prices of crude petroleum dropped 24 percent from September 2000 to September 2001, while producer prices of petroleum products were down 7 percent.   HTML
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Producer prices of water transportation services rose almost 11 percent from September 2000 to September 2001.   HTML
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Public expenditures on construction of highways and streets fell nearly 10 percent from July to August 2001.   HTML
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Employment in air transportation declined nearly half a percent from August to September 2001, while employment in motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing declined more than 1 percent. Employment in public transit and water transportation increased 1 percent each.   HTML
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Advance retail sales dropped 2 percent from August to September 2001- suggesting changes in future demand for commercial transportation services.   HTML
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U.S. sales of light trucks (including pickups, sport utility vehicles, and vans) declined nearly 11 percent in September 2001 compared to September 2000, while sales of cars fell 14 percent and medium and heavy truck sales fell 26 percent.   HTML
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Average retail gasoline prices (all grades) declined 3 percent during the week of October 15, 2001, following a 4 percent decline the previous week.   HTML
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Net imports of petroleum declined nearly 12 percent in August 2001 compared to August 2000.   HTML
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The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 469 illegal aliens in September 2001, 41 percent more than in September 2000.   HTML
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U.S. Active Pilots   HTML
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An Analysis of Highway Hazardous Materials Incidents   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.