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Highway Statistics 2019


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Vehicle Registrations, Fuel Consumption, and Vehicle Miles of Travel as Indices 1960-2019

Chart RC-1C

Base Year: 1997

Year Vehicle Miles of Travel Motor Fuel Consumption VMT per Gallon Vehicle Registrations Gallons per Vehicle
1960 0.34 0.44 0.78 0.39 1.11
1961 0.35 0.45 0.78 0.41 1.11
1962 0.37 0.47 0.78 0.42 1.11
1963 0.38 0.49 0.78 0.44 1.11
1964 0.40 0.51 0.78 0.46 1.12
1965 0.42 0.54 0.79 0.48 1.12
1966 0.44 0.57 0.78 0.50 1.13
1967 0.46 0.59 0.78 0.52 1.14
1968 0.48 0.63 0.77 0.54 1.17
1969 0.51 0.67 0.76 0.56 1.19
1970 0.53 0.70 0.76 0.58 1.21
1971 0.56 0.74 0.76 0.60 1.23
1972 0.60 0.80 0.75 0.63 1.26
1973 0.63 0.84 0.75 0.67 1.25
1974 0.61 0.81 0.76 0.69 1.16
1975 0.63 0.83 0.77 0.71 1.16
1976 0.67 0.88 0.76 0.74 1.19
1977 0.70 0.91 0.77 0.76 1.20
1978 0.74 0.95 0.78 0.79 1.20
1979 0.73 0.93 0.79 0.81 1.14
1980 0.73 0.87 0.84 0.83 1.05
1981 0.74 0.87 0.85 0.84 1.03
1982 0.76 0.86 0.88 0.85 1.01
1983 0.79 0.88 0.90 0.87 1.01
1984 0.82 0.90 0.91 0.89 1.01
1985 0.85 0.92 0.92 0.92 1.00
1986 0.88 0.95 0.92 0.94 1.01
1987 0.92 0.97 0.95 0.95 1.01
1988 0.97 0.99 0.98 0.98 1.00
1989 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
1990 1.02 0.99 1.03 1.01 0.98
1991 1.04 0.98 1.06 1.00 0.97
1992 1.07 1.01 1.06 1.02 0.99
1993 1.10 1.04 1.05 1.04 1.01
1994 1.12 1.07 1.05 1.06 1.01
1995 1.16 1.09 1.06 1.08 1.01
1996 1.18 1.11 1.07 1.10 1.01
1997 1.22 1.14 1.07 1.11 1.03
1998 1.25 1.17 1.07 1.13 1.04
1999 1.28 1.22 1.05 1.15 1.06
2000 1.31 1.23 1.06 1.18 1.04
2001 1.33 1.24 1.08 1.23 1.01
2002 1.36 1.27 1.07 1.23 1.04
2003 1.38 1.29 1.07 1.24 1.04
2004 1.41 1.32 1.07 1.27 1.04
2005 1.43 1.32 1.08 1.29 1.03
2006 1.44 1.33 1.08 1.30 1.02
2007 1.45 1.34 1.08 1.32 1.01
2008 1.42 1.30 1.09 1.32 0.98
2009 1.41 1.28 1.11 1.31 0.97
2010 1.41 1.29 1.09 1.29 1.00
2011 1.40 1.28 1.10 1.35 0.95
2012 1.41 1.28 1.11 1.35 0.94
2013 1.42 1.29 1.11 1.37 0.94
2014 1.44 1.34 1.08 1.39 0.96
2015 1.47 1.31 1.12 1.41 0.93
2016 1.51 1.34 1.13 1.43 0.94
2017 1.53 1.35 1.13 1.45 0.93
2018 1.55 1.35 1.15 1.46 0.92
2019 1.56 1.37 1.14 1.48 0.93

Source: FHWA, Highway Statistics Publication, Tables: VM-202, MF-225, MF-226, MV-1

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