Table 6
Multifactor Productivity of Rail, Air, Trucking, and the U.S. Private Business Sector

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Year Indexes (1987=100) Time Period
'(5)
Growth Rates (Percentage)
Rail MFP
'(1)
Air MFP
'(2)
Truck MFP
'(3)
U.S. Private Business Sector
'(4)
Rail MFP
'(6)
Air MFP
'(7)
Truck MFP
'(8)
U.S. Private Business Sector
'(9)
1987 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0          
1988 105.8 100.2 107.7 100.8          
1989 109.8 98.2 108.8 101.1          
1990 113.7 99.0 109.8 101.7 1987-1990 4.4 -0.3 3.2 0.7
1991 117.5 98.8 114.3 101.0          
1992 125.0 102.4 118.7 103.6          
1993 129.0 99.3 119.6 103.9          
1994 131.8 105.8 120.1 104.8          
1995 139.6 110.0 117.4 104.5 1987-1995 4.3 1.2 2.0 0.6
1996 144.8 114.2 117.6 106.3          
1997 144.9 115.5 117.3 107.3          
1998 143.4 114.3 116.7 108.9          
1999 147.9 116.4 115.2 110.3 1995-1999 1.5 1.4 -0.5 1.3
2000   119.9 114.6 111.8          
2001   114.9 111.7 111.9 1995-2001   0.7 -0.8 1.1
2002     113.3 113.8          
2003     114.1 117.0 1987-1999 3.3 1.3 1.2 0.9
          1987-2000     1.1 0.9
          1987-2001     0.8 0.8
          1987-2002     0.8 0.9
          1987-2003     0.8 1.0
          2001-2003     1.1 2.3

Sources: Truck MFP from Table 4. MFP for rail, air, and the private business sector, from the BLS internet site: Productivity\Multifactor Productivity. Rail: ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special,request/opt/dipts/indmfp.txt. Air: http://www.bls.gov/mfp/mprnaics.htm. Private business sector: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/prod3.t01.htm. The MFP numbers for truck, air, and the private business sector were converted to 1987=100.




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