Table 16 Value of Merchandise Trade by Air Transportation: 1970-2001

Table 16
Value of Merchandise Trade by Air Transportation: 1970-2001

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  Total air trade Exports Imports
(Billions of current dollars)      
1970 10 6 3
1975 24 15 9
1980 74 46 28
1985 104 52 51
1990 201 111 91
1995 355 181 174
2000 593 284 309
2001 519 251 267
Average annual growth rate in percent      
1970-1975 20.5 20.0 21.2
1975-1980 25.2 24.8 25.8
1980-1985 6.9 2.6 12.9
1985-1990 14.2 16.1 12.1
1990-1995 12.0 10.4 13.9
1995-2000 10.8 9.4 12.1
1970-2001 14.3 13.2 15.7
2000-2001 -12.5 -11.6 -13.5

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, May 2002. Data for 2000 and 2001-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports of Merchandise CD and U.S. Imports of Merchandise CD, December 2000 and 2001. Data for other years-based on U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: annual years).