VALUE OF TRANSPORTATION-RELATED EXPORTS

VALUE OF TRANSPORTATION-RELATED EXPORTS

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Components of Transportation-Related Exports (quarterly data, seasonally adjusted)

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Automobiles vehicles (including engines and parts), and travel are the leading commodities in U.S. transportation related exports. Exports of civilian aircraft, engines and parts also contributed a significant portion to the U.S. total. In the fourth quarter of 2001, all U.S. transportation-related exports decreased. Out of these decreases, the drop in exports of travel services was particularly sharp, reflecting the impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, travel services exports rebounded in the first two quarters of 2002, making up much of the decline.

Exports (billions of dollars) Q1 02 Q2 02
Transportation-related total 58.88 61.10
Transportation-related total percent change from previous quarter  5.84  3.78
Automotive and parts 18.45 20.10
Automotive and parts percent change from previous quarter -0.67  8.94
Travel 17.18 17.33
Travel percent change from previous quarter 16.64  0.87
Civilian aircraft and parts 12.35 12.55
Civilian aircraft and parts percent change from previous quarter  2.70  1.62
Other  6.73  6.93
Other percent change from previous quarter  0.75  2.97
Passenger fares  4.18  4.20
Passenger fares percent change from previous quarter 15.17  0.60

NOTES: "Other transportation" exports include payments for freight transportation services and port services.

Passenger fares include international transportation fares, particularly, air fares and ocean liner fares.

Travel includes intercity and local fares within a country, hotel and restaurant, admission fees, and souvenir expenditures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; National Income and Product Accounts data, Table 4.3; Sept. 27, 2002; available at: http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/AllTables.asp?Selected=N#S4; based on Survey of Current Business.