Figure 2 U.S. International Merchandise Trade and Real GDP: 1990-2001

Figure 2
U.S. International Merchandise Trade and Real GDP: 1990-2001

(Percentage change from previous year)

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Year Real GDP Total merchandise trade
1990 1.8 5.3
1991 -0.5 3.1
1992 3.0 8.1
1993 2.7 6.9
1994 4.0 11.7
1995 2.7 10.3
1996 3.6 9.1
1997 4.4 14.3
1998 4.3 7.5
1999 4.1 8.9
2000 4.1 12.6
2001 1.2 -3.9

NOTE: Real gross domestic product (GDP) and total merchandise trade are in chained 1996 inflation-adjusted dollars.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Products Accounts, available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn1.htm, as of March 2002.