Table 3-5 - Household Transportation Expenditures: 1994-96

Table 3-5 - Household Transportation Expenditures: 1994-96

Type of expenditure 1994 1995 1996
Average annual household transportation expenditures      
($ current) $6,044 $6,016 $6,382
Percentage of components 1994 1995 1996
Vehicle purchases      
Cars and trucks, new 23.0 19.8 18.9
Cars and trucks, used 21.3 23.5 24.6
Other vehicles 0.7 0.6 0.6
Total 44.0 43.9 44.1
Gasoline and motor oil 16.3 16.7 16.9
Other vehicle expenses      
Vehicle finance charges 3.9 4.3 4.3
Maintenance and repairs 11.3 10.9 10.1
Vehicle insurance 11.4 11.8 10.9
Vehicle rental, lease, license, and other charges 5.7 6.5 6.9
Total 32.3 33.5 32.3
Purchased transportation service 6.3 5.9 6.7

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Consumer Expenditure Survey," 1995, 1996, and 1997.