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Contribution of Transportation and Related Services to Inflation Faced by Producers of Goods & Services Jan 2021-Sept 2023


Time series stacked 100 percent bar chart showing the percent change in all service from the same month previous year accounted for by item from January 2021 to September 2023. There are two series: transportation and warehousing and related services and other services. The transportation and warehousing and related services series shows a general increasing trend from January 2021 to January 2022, plateauing from January 2022 to July 2022, and then decreasing slightly from July 2022 to September 2023.


Includes: air transportation of freight, airline passenger services, rail transportation of freight and mail, rail transportation of passengers, truck transportation of freight, courier and messenger services (except air), U.S. postal service, arrangement of freight and cargo, marine cargo handling, operation of port waterfront terminals, airport operations (excluding aircraft maintenance and repair), towing, tugging, docking, and related services, freight forwarding, warehousing, storage, and related services purchased by industries to produce output.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ calculations from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index (Current Series), Unadjusted WPU301601, WPU301602, WPU3021, WPU3022, WPU3011, WPU3012, WPUFD42, WPU3131, WPU3132, WPU3211, WPU3111, WPU3112, WPU3113, and WPU3121, available at as of May 2024