Figure 1 - Real Growth in Highway Capital Stocks Compared with Vehicle Stocks: 1925-2000

Figure 1 - Real Growth in Highway Capital Stocks Compared with Vehicle Stocks: 1925-2000

(Chain-type index: 1925 = 100)

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Year Highways & streets Trucks, buses, and truck trailers Autos
1925 100 100 100
1926 105 104 108
1927 111 104 112
1928 118 106 115
1929 127 121 119
1930 137 127 112
1931 147 125 102
1932 155 117 88
1933 160 109 80
1934 165 111 77
1935 169 119 84
1936 177 130 98
1937 183 138 110
1938 192 132 106
1939 201 134 109
1940 209 139 114
1941 213 149 119
1942 214 130 98
1943 212 114 82
1944 210 111 66
1945 208 134 52
1946 209 161 75
1947 211 192 116
1948 215 222 145
1949 220 235 179
1950 227 256 226
1951 232 276 238
1952 239 276 234
1953 247 275 258
1954 260 271 270
1955 273 284 306
1956 286 295 298
1957 301 295 302
1958 318 286 275
1959 336 290 282
1960 353 293 289
1961 371 298 288
1962 391 319 308
1963 412 341 318
1964 433 362 330
1965 454 402 365
1966 477 454 386
1967 499 483 394
1968 522 527 433
1969 541 589 464
1970 560 615 447
1971 577 653 479
1972 593 729 514
1973 606 829 560
1974 616 905 570
1975 625 906 578
1976 634 947 617
1977 642 1,037 693
1978 653 1,148 765
1979 666 1,242 785
1980 677 1,228 758
1981 684 1,203 771
1982 689 1,166 777
1983 694 1,166 855
1984 704 1,235 951
1985 716 1,331 1,023
1986 728 1,371 1,091
1987 740 1,401 1,094
1988 754 1,429 1,145
1989 766 1,432 1,137
1990 780 1,408 1,181
1991 794 1,373 1,320
1992 808 1,402 1,394
1993 823 1,494 1,456
1994 838 1,650 1,591
1995 853 1,831 1,653
1996 867 2,038 1,730
1997 884 2,265 1,755
1998 902 2,548 1,742
1999 922 2,899 1,775
2000 941 3,159 1,784

1Includes light-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

NOTE: The highway capital stocks and vehicle stocks indices are quantity indices. They represent the relative quantity rather than the value of those goods.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "Fixed Assets," available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn/faweb, as of November 2001.