These indicators are mostly for travel and entertainment. It is interesting to watch these sectors recover as the pandemic subsides. Notes: I’ve added back gasoline supplied to see if there is an impact from higher gasoline prices. Apple has discontinued “Apple mobility”, and restaurant traffic is mostly back to normal.
The TSA is providing daily travel numbers.
This data is as of June 19th.
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This data shows the 7-day average of daily total traveler throughput from the TSA for 2019 (Light Blue), 2020 (Black), 2021 (Blue) and 2022 (Red).
The dashed line is the percent of 2019 for the seven-day average.
The 7-day average is down 12.1% from the same day in 2019 (87.9% of 2019). (Dashed line)
This data shows domestic box office for each week and the median for the years 2016 through 2019 (dashed light blue).
Note that the data is usually noisy week-to-week and depends on when blockbusters are released.
Movie ticket sales were at $297 million last week, up about 47% from the median for the week due to Jurassic Park.
The red line is for 2022, black is 2020, blue is the median, and dashed light blue is for 2021. Dashed purple is 2019 (STR is comparing to a strong year for hotels).
This data is through June 11th. The occupancy rate was down 4.1% compared to the same week in 2019.
Notes: Y-axis doesn’t start at zero to better show the seasonal change.
—– Gasoline Supplied: Energy Information Administration —–
This graph, based on weekly data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), shows gasoline supplied compared to the same week of 2019.
Blue is for 2020. Purple is for 2021, and Red is for 2022.
As of June 10th, gasoline supplied was down 7.9% compared to the same week in 2019.
Recently gasoline supplied has been running somewhat below 2019 levels.
—– New York City Subway Usage —–
Here is some interesting data on New York subway usage (HT BR).
This graph is from Todd W Schneider.
This data is through Friday, June 17th.
He notes: “Data updates weekly from the MTA’s public turnstile data, usually on Saturday mornings”.