Table 1 - Transportation-Related Components of U.S. GDP: 1975 and 1999

Table 1 - Transportation-Related Components of U.S. GDP: 1975 and 1999

(Billions of current dollars)

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  1975 1999
Personal consumption of transportation    
Motor vehicles and parts 54.8 320.7
Gasoline and oil 39.7 128.3
Transportation services 35.7 256.5
Total 130.2 705.5
Gross private domestic investment    
Transportation structures 1.4 6.4
Transportation equipment 1.9 193.5
Total 3.3 199.9
Exports (+)    
Civilian aircraft, engines, and parts 3.2 52.9
Automotive vehicles, engines, and parts 10.8 75.8
Passenger fares 1 19.8
Other transportation 5.8 27
Total 20.8 175.5
Imports ()    
Civilian aircraft, engines, and parts 0.5 23.8
Automotive vehicles, engines, and parts 12.1 179.4
Passenger fares 2.3 21.4
Other transportation 5.7 34.1
Total 20.6 258.7
Net exports of transportation-relatedgoods and services 0.2 83.2
Government transportation-related purchases    
Federal 4.9 18.8
State and local 32.1 140.6
Defense-related 2.8 8.6
Total 39.9 168
Total transportation final demand1 173.6 990.2
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 1,630.60 9,299.20
Total transportation in GDP (percent) 10.6% 10.6%

1 Demand for goods and services produced in the United States, regardless of where they are consumed. The measure counts exported goods and services, but does not include imports.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculated from data in U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business (Washington, DC: Various issues from 1975December 2000.)