Figure 3 U.S. International Merchandise Trade and Gross Domestic Product: 1970-2001

Figure 3
U.S. International Merchandise Trade and Gross Domestic Product: 1970-2001

(Indexed 1970=100)

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  Gross domestic product Total merchandise trade
1970 100 100
1971 109 108
1972 119 127
1973 133 171
1974 144 241
1975 157 244
1976 175 284
1977 195 324
1978 221 378
1979 247 465
1980 269 556
1981 301 594
1982 313 545
1983 340 562
1984 378 658
1985 405 662
1986 428 698
1987 456 787
1988 491 911
1989 528 1,003
1990 558 1,061
1991 576 1,086
1992 608 1,163
1993 639 1,232
1994 678 1,389
1995 712 1,571
1996 751 1,671
1997 800 1,843
1998 845 1,887
1999 891 2,044
2000 950 2,378
2001 982 2,236

(Indexed 1987=100)

  Real gross domestic product Real total merchandise trade
1987 100 100
1988 104 110
1989 108 118
1990 110 124
1991 109 128
1992 113 139
1993 116 148
1994 120 165
1995 123 182
1996 128 199
1997 133 227
1998 139 245
1999 145 266
2000 151 300
2001 153 288

NOTE: This figure shows current dollars because data on total merchandise trade that are adjusted for inflation in chained dollars are only available starting from 1987.

NOTE: 1987 is the earliest year for which the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis reports total merchandise trade figures that are adjusted for inflation in chained 1996 dollars.

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