Figure 1 - Transportation Energy Use and Other Trends: 1980-2000

Figure 1 - Transportation Energy Use and Other Trends: 1980-2000

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Year Transportation Energy Use (10 quadrillion BTUs) GDP (1996 chained dollars) Passenger-miles (trillion) Population (100 million)
1980 1.97 4.90 2.99 2.27
1981 1.95 5.02   2.30
1982 1.91 4.92   2.33
1983 1.91 5.13   2.34
1984 1.98 5.51   2.36
1985 2.01 5.72 3.96 2.38
1986 2.08 5.91   2.40
1987 2.15 6.11   2.42
1988 2.23 6.37   2.45
1989 2.26 6.59   2.47
1990 2.25 9.71 4.34 2.49
1991 2.21 6.68 3.98 2.52
1992 2.25 6.88 3.98 2.55
1993 2.29 7.06 4.09 2.58
1994 2.35 7.35 4.18 2.60
1995 2.40 7.54 4.34 2.63
1996 2.45 7.81 4.48 2.65
1997 2.48 8.16 4.62 2.68
1998 2.54 8.51 4.71 2.70
1999 2.63 8.86 4.90 2.73
2000 2.66 9.22   2.81
Growth 1980-2000 35% 88% 64% 24%

NOTE: 2000 data for passenger-miles do not include numbers for transit or general aviation.

SOURCES:
Energy use: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review, DOE/EIA 0384(2000) (Washington DC: August 2001).
Gross Domestic Product: U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), Bureau of Economic Analysis, available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/, as of January 2001.
Passenger-miles: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2001, available at http://www.bts.gov.
Population: USDOC, U.S. Census Bureau, available at http://www.census.gov/, as of January 2001.