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Figure 1

Transportation Energy Use and Other Trends: 1980–1999

Transportation Energy Use


Year Quads 10 Quads

1980 19.7 1.97


1981 19.51 1.95
1982 19.07 1.91
1983 19.14 1.91
1984 19.81 1.98
1985 20.07 2.01
1986 20.82 2.08
1987 21.46 2.15
1988 22.31 2.23
1989 22.57 2.26
1990 22.54 2.25
1991 22.13 2.21
1992 22.47 2.25
1993 22.9 2.29
1994 23.522 2.35
1995 23.98 2.40
1996 24.52 2.45
1997 24.83 2.48
1998 25.36 2.54
1999 26.19 2.62

Year Population in 100 million


1980 226546 2.27
1981 230480 2.30
1982 232641 2.33
1983 233806 2.34
1984 235847 2.36
1985 237950 2.38
1986 240162 2.40
1987 242321 2.42
1988 244534 2.45
1989 246820 2.47
1990 248765 2.49
1991 252124 2.52
1992 255002 2.55
1993 257753 2.58
1994 260292 2.60
1995 262761 2.63
1996 265179 2.65
1997 267636 2.68
1998 271387 2.71
1999 273828 2.74

GDP in Chained $1996


Year GDP
1980 4900.9 4.90
1981 5021 5.02
1982 4919.3 4.92
1983 5132.3 5.13
1984 5505.2 5.51
1985 5717.1 5.72
1986 5912.4 5.91
1987 6113.3 6.11
1988 6368.4 6.37
1989 6591.8 6.59
1990 6707.9 6.71
1991 6676.4 6.68
1992 6880 6.88
1993 7062.6 7.06
1994 7347.7 7.35
1995 7543.8 7.54
1996 7813.2 7.81
1997 8159.5 8.16
1998 8515.7 8.52
1999 8875.8 8.88

Passenger-Miles
Year PM in trillions
1980 2,990,000 2.99
1985 3,960,000 3.96
1990 4,342,980 4.34
1991 3,981,200 3.98
1992 3,984,700 3.98
1993 4,087,600 4.09
1994 4,183,900 4.18
1995 4,342,980 4.34
1996 4,477,045 4.48
1997 4,615,327 4.62
1998 4,707,442 4.71
1999 4,900,000 4.90

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 200
(Washington, DC: 2001); U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business,
various issues.
nal Transportation Statistics 2000
urvey of Current Business,

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