You are here
U.S. Transportation and Economic Trends
On July 27, 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the results of the comprehensive, or benchmark, revision of the national income and product accounts (NIPAs) which resulted in many changes relative to previously published results.
Passenger miles is the summation of all modes from table 1-40 less transit motor bus and demand responsive.
Ton-miles is the summation of all modes from table 1-50.
Chained (2012) dollar series are calculated as the product of the chain-type quantity index and the 2009 current-dollar value of the corresponding series, divided by 100. Because the formula for the chain-type quantity indexes uses weights of more than one period, the corresponding chained-dollar estimates are usually not additive.
To make all the data comparable, all index data are using year 1997 as the base year.
This table is not comparable with the previous' version.
Chained 2005 dollars estimates for earlier years can be found in the 2013 edition of NTS, table 3-10.
Chained 2007 dollars estimates for earlier years can be found in the 2014 edition of NTS, table 3-10.
Chained 2009 dollars estimates for earlier years can be found in the 2015 edition of NTS, table 3-10.
KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available.
a Annual estimates as of July 1 of each year. Data include Armed Forces abroad.
b Industrial Production Index covers manufacturing, mining, and utilities.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Nextstagesolutions, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-40, available at http://nextstagesolutions.info/content/us-passenger-miles as of Jul. 2, 2019.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Nextstagesolutions (BTS), National Transportation Statistics, table 1-50, available at http://nextstagesolutions.info/content/us-ton-miles-freight as of Jul. 2, 2019.
1960-99: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 2, available at as of Aug. 4, 2011.
2000-17: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Population Estimates, available at as of Jul. 2, 2019.
Industrial Production Index:
1960-75: Council of Economic Advisors, Economic Report of the President, Industrial Production Indexes, table B-52, available at as of Feb. 09, 2010.
1980-2017: The Federal Reserve System, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, Annual Revision Release (Washington DC: March Annual Issues), table 1A, available at as of Apr. 24, 2019.
Gross Domestic Product:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP & Personal Income, available at as of Jul. 2, 2019.