June 20, 2019 / 9:30 PM / a month ago

U.S. drivers log 2.5% more miles in April than year ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Motorists traveled 2.5% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in April compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report late Thursday.

Drivers logged an estimated 279.3 billion vehicle miles in the month. Miles have risen 1% in all of 2019 compared with a year earlier.

The data can be used as an indicator of demand for gasoline and diesel.

Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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