Figure 3 - Share of Federal Motor Fuel Tax in Household Disposable Income: 1966-1999

Figure 3 - Share of Federal Motor Fuel Tax in Household Disposable Income: 1966-1999

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Year Share of motor fuel tax in household disposable income
1966 36.50
1967 35.29
1968 34.80
1969 34.46
1970 32.88
1971 31.39
1972 30.72
1973 29.21
1974 24.98
1975 23.40
1976 22.14
1977 20.73
1978 18.79
1979 16.39
1980 13.88
1981 12.71
1982 12.05
1983 22.48
1984 24.29
1985 23.39
1986 23.43
1987 23.17
1988 21.65
1989 20.38
1990 19.63
1991 27.02
1992 26.22
1993 27.84
1994 32.76
1995 31.49
1996 30.68
1997 30.07
1998 29.42
1999 29.10

SOURCES:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, "Federal Gas Tax: Household Expenditures from 1965 to 1995," TranStat, August 1997.
1998 and 1999 data-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimates based on U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, various issues; U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
"Consumer Expenditure Survey," 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999; and U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 1999 (Washington, DC: 2000).