PRODUCER PRICES OF RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Producer Price Index: Breakdown of Railroad Transportation (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
NOTE: U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports missing data for April 1999 for passenger transportation. Data is also not available for May 2002.
Producer prices for rail transportation indicate prices to producers for freight and to passengers for intercity travel. Rail transportation of trailers is an important component of intermodal freight transportation. See indicator for prices of transportation services for the aggregated producer price index for rail transportation services.
|Price Index (Dec-1996=100)||May-01||May-02|
|Passenger percent change from the same month previous year||2.87||NA|
|Nontrailer on flatcar||103.2||105.9|
|Non-trailer on flatcar percent change from the same month previous year||1.57||2.62|
|Freight percent change from the same month previous year||1.38||2.23|
|Trailer on flatcar||103.3||103.7|
|Trailer on flatcar percent change from the same month previous year||0.78||0.39|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
The passenger price index was not available for May 2002.
Data from February 2002 to May 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; June 13, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.