Transportation Indicators Highlights - September 2001

Transportation Indicators - Highlights - September 2001

Transportation Indicators
Highlights - September 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 These reports are provided as a historical reference.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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AVIATION HIGHLIGHTS        
Unused seat-miles were up 19 percent and unused ton-miles were up 9 percent in June 2001 compared to June of the previous year.   HTML
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June 2001 air freight revenue load factor was at its second lowest level in ten years, following the record low set in April.
Air passenger revenue load factor declined by more than 3 percent between June 2000 and June 2001, the fifth consecutive month below the previous years value.
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Air carrier revenue for the year ending in the second quarter of 2001 declined at the sharpest rate in the eight years of data currently available. All revenue components experienced sharp declines, with the worst performance in freight revenue.   HTML
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Air carriers experienced a negative real return on assets in the year ending in June 2001, the lowest annual return since the third quarter of 1993. The second quarter of 2001 was also the third consecutive quarter with a negative real return on assets.   HTML
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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS        
The tonnage of food and farm products shipped on the nations inland waterways in August 2001 was 21 percent higher than August 2000.   HTML
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Producer price of crude petroleum was down 17 percent in August 2001, compared to the same month last year.   HTML
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Medium/heavy truck sales in August 2001 were 24 percent lower than in August 2000, while car sales were 9 percent lower over the same period.   HTML
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U.S. exports declined 3.3 percent in July 2001 compared to the previous month.   HTML
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U.S.-Canada truck trade declined nearly 8 percent (by value) in June 2001, compared to June 2000. U.S.-Mexico truck trade declined 7 percent (by value) over the same period.   HTML
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Transportation energy consumption was up nearly 4 percent in May 2001 compared to May 2000, while vehicle miles traveled rose by half a percent.   HTML
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New Indicators this issue:        
Average Motor Vehicle Miles Per Gallon   HTML
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U.S. Motor Gasoline Production and Consumption   HTML
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Motor Gasoline Stocks   HTML
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An Analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled   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.