Figure 4: Freight TSI and Unleaded Regular Gasoline, U.S. City Average Retail Price, July 1979 to February 2009

Figure 4: Freight TSI and Unleaded Regular Gasoline, U.S. City Average Retail Price, July 1979 to February 2009

Index (2000 = 100)

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  Smoothed freight TSI Unleaded regular gasoline, U.S. city average retail price
Jan-79   71.6
Feb-79   73
Mar-79   75.5
Apr-79   80.2
May-79   84.4
Jun-79   90.1
Jul-79   94.9
Aug-79 60.80448942 98.8
Sep-79 60.28833051 102
Oct-79 60.13799386 102.8
Nov-79 59.91150541 104.1
Dec-79 59.16048403 106.5
Jan-80 58.33393474 113.1
Feb-80 57.59192308 120.7
Mar-80 57.02203473 125.2
Apr-80 56.53931766 126.4
May-80 56.18828281 126.6
Jun-80 55.96937681 126.9
Jul-80 55.83463819 127.1
Aug-80 55.77207229 126.7
Sep-80 55.73358387 125.7
Oct-80 55.74055408 125
Nov-80 55.86066393 125
Dec-80 56.07436307 125.8
Jan-81 56.38060939 129.8
Feb-81 56.67531061 138.2
Mar-81 56.82452814 141.7
Apr-81 56.87501067 141.2
May-81 56.77503186 140
Jun-81 56.4731134 139.1
Jul-81 56.02747725 138.2
Aug-81 55.53318638 137.6
Sep-81 55.01386751 137.6
Oct-81 54.50247656 137.1
Nov-81 54.0192569 136.9
Dec-81 53.61669033 136.5
Jan-82 53.26935695 135.8
Feb-82 52.88621638 133.4
Mar-82 52.53265222 128.4
Apr-82 52.16999505 122.5
May-82 51.7914837 123.7
Jun-82 51.48094726 130.9
Jul-82 51.30852648 133.1
Aug-82 51.19430767 132.3
Sep-82 51.09288515 130.7
Oct-82 51.09116576 129.5
Nov-82 51.19089466 128.3
Dec-82 51.2815999 126
Jan-83 51.47561247 123
Feb-83 51.75154135 118.7
Mar-83 51.96737308 115.2
Apr-83 52.24547644 121.5
May-83 52.60016414 125.9
Jun-83 53.01830119 127.7
Jul-83 53.48725106 128.8
Aug-83 54.00044838 128.5
Sep-83 54.55187886 127.4
Oct-83 55.11888579 125.5
Nov-83 55.64910127 124.1
Dec-83 56.10718724 123.1
Jan-84 56.40094514 121.6
Feb-84 56.64908515 120.9
Mar-84 56.96147024 121
Apr-84 57.23600929 122.7
May-84 57.48504245 123.6
Jun-84 57.67379926 122.9
Jul-84 57.6843703 121.2
Aug-84 57.56841936 119.6
Sep-84 57.41473255 120.3
Oct-84 57.19854059 120.9
Nov-84 56.97948902 120.7
Dec-84 56.76630603 119.3
Jan-85 56.5276258 114.8
Feb-85 56.30354675 113.1
Mar-85 56.12620694 115.9
Apr-85 55.96308876 120.5
May-85 55.8109253 123.1
Jun-85 55.71709674 124.1
Jul-85 55.73708781 124.2
Aug-85 55.84935995 122.9
Sep-85 56.00335078 121.6
Oct-85 56.14728788 120.4
Nov-85 56.27566182 120.7
Dec-85 56.4392228 120.8
Jan-86 56.71326156 119.4
Feb-86 57.06908526 112
Mar-86 57.41300619 98.1
Apr-86 57.76270994 88.8
May-86 58.12310668 92.3
Jun-86 58.45863485 95.5
Jul-86 58.77684802 89
Aug-86 59.13111859 84.3
Sep-86 59.51976262 86
Oct-86 59.91184259 83.1
Nov-86 60.3058484 82.1
Dec-86 60.72690812 82.3
Jan-87 61.12139528 86.2
Feb-87 61.48727753 90.5
Mar-87 61.90394652 91.2
Apr-87 62.39947753 93.4
May-87 62.97092993 94.1
Jun-87 63.58039057 95.8
Jul-87 64.18879264 97.1
Aug-87 64.73252647 99.5
Sep-87 65.20744422 99
Oct-87 65.69966382 97.6
Nov-87 66.22957757 97.6
Dec-87 66.78398107 96.1
Jan-88 67.24726128 93.3
Feb-88 67.5899512 91.3
Mar-88 67.8961282 90.4
Apr-88 68.15298646 93
May-88 68.33213548 95.5
Jun-88 68.47512452 95.5
Jul-88 68.57878035 96.7
Aug-88 68.59951258 98.7
Sep-88 68.57788886 97.4
Oct-88 68.55469681 95.7
Nov-88 68.50065014 94.9
Dec-88 68.36804769 93
Jan-89 68.18418851 91.8
Feb-89 68.00407003 92.6
Mar-89 67.83940057 94
Apr-89 67.66109974 106.5
May-89 67.47173861 111.9
Jun-89 67.28779365 111.4
Jul-89 67.12402666 109.2
Aug-89 67.04760654 105.7
Sep-89 67.10197694 102.9
Oct-89 67.19704194 102.7
Nov-89 67.24465953 99.9
Dec-89 67.2842447 98
Jan-90 67.43210484 104.2
Feb-90 67.6203157 103.7
Mar-90 67.79851411 102.3
Apr-90 67.95443346 104.4
May-90 68.05086677 106.1
Jun-90 68.12240479 108.8
Jul-90 68.18436297 108.4
Aug-90 68.21074944 119
Sep-90 68.11888976 129.4
Oct-90 67.91772754 137.8
Nov-90 67.72578286 137.7
Dec-90 67.65049919 135.4
Jan-91 67.68353839 124.7
Feb-91 67.81379987 114.3
Mar-91 68.00226663 108.2
Apr-91 68.20186341 110.4
May-91 68.43663116 115.6
Jun-91 68.68691949 116
Jul-91 68.97959392 112.7
Aug-91 69.36098194 114
Sep-91 69.82752781 114.3
Oct-91 70.40449331 112.2
Nov-91 71.05521316 113.4
Dec-91 71.5740181 112.3
Jan-92 71.99374838 107.3
Feb-92 72.40202264 105.4
Mar-92 72.64933572 105.8
Apr-92 72.87979432 107.9
May-92 73.20745439 113.6
Jun-92 73.5449079 117.9
Jul-92 73.9846272 117.5
Aug-92 74.3983093 115.8
Sep-92 74.62980568 115.8
Oct-92 74.83010125 115.4
Nov-92 75.07558093 115.9
Dec-92 75.36634564 113.6
Jan-93 75.56720737 111.7
Feb-93 75.6570994 110.8
Mar-93 75.8723665 109.8
Apr-93 76.228335 111.2
May-93 76.6153453 112.9
Jun-93 76.97207602 113
Jul-93 77.19264703 110.9
Aug-93 77.40920651 109.7
Sep-93 77.84782242 108.5
Oct-93 78.07708436 112.7
Nov-93 78.26485898 111.3
Dec-93 78.83129964 107
Jan-94 79.47407712 104.3
Feb-94 80.13027036 105.1
Mar-94 80.80080965 104.5
Apr-94 81.45172382 106.4
May-94 82.10474583 108
Jun-94 83.15082366 110.6
Jul-94 84.38121866 113.6
Aug-94 85.39848247 118.2
Sep-94 86.14562015 117.7
Oct-94 86.9488084 115.2
Nov-94 87.64687569 116.3
Dec-94 87.92271563 114.3
Jan-95 88.22154962 112.9
Feb-95 88.58138212 112
Mar-95 88.91804616 111.5
Apr-95 89.03865473 114
May-95 88.92255325 120
Jun-95 88.43383003 122.6
Jul-95 87.67011347 119.5
Aug-95 87.01423672 116.4
Sep-95 86.66532084 114.8
Oct-95 86.53952351 112.7
Nov-95 86.50295995 110.1
Dec-95 86.53940242 110.1
Jan-96 86.57250339 112.9
Feb-96 86.58651285 112.4
Mar-96 86.51821433 116.2
Apr-96 86.58177699 125.1
May-96 86.85551564 132.3
Jun-96 87.12293648 129.9
Jul-96 87.50056174 127.2
Aug-96 88.03278785 124
Sep-96 88.46649461 123.4
Oct-96 88.85952968 122.7
Nov-96 89.29524816 125
Dec-96 89.68786692 126
Jan-97 90.14384726 126.1
Feb-97 90.67775162 125.5
Mar-97 91.2977003 123.5
Apr-97 91.99654195 123.1
May-97 92.62412349 122.6
Jun-97 93.24334977 122.9
Jul-97 93.92854068 120.5
Aug-97 94.57501815 125.3
Sep-97 95.21054172 127.7
Oct-97 95.89176662 124.2
Nov-97 96.5654939 121.3
Dec-97 97.2725637 117.7
Jan-98 97.91273786 113.1
Feb-98 98.43371925 108.2
Mar-98 98.84462521 104.1
Apr-98 99.16375736 105.2
May-98 99.51787173 109.2
Jun-98 99.83920255 109.4
Jul-98 100.0372378 107.9
Aug-98 100.2596542 105.2
Sep-98 100.5759768 103.3
Oct-98 100.8018191 104.2
Nov-98 100.9423926 102.8
Dec-98 101.0710854 98.6
Jan-99 101.1549142 97.2
Feb-99 101.292824 95.5
Mar-99 101.5735898 99.1
Apr-99 101.8913036 117.7
May-99 102.1726282 117.8
Jun-99 102.5257951 114.8
Jul-99 102.9227605 118.9
Aug-99 103.2095947 125.5
Sep-99 103.1942221 128
Oct-99 102.9107314 127.4
Nov-99 102.6207275 126.4
Dec-99 102.4094947 129.8
Jan-00 102.1872649 130.1
Feb-00 101.973009 136.9
Mar-00 101.6763804 154.1
Apr-00 101.2359283 150.6
May-00 100.8046447 149.8
Jun-00 100.2977313 161.7
Jul-00 99.78959112 159.3
Aug-00 99.34509471 151
Sep-00 99.08939352 158.2
Oct-00 99.09396094 155.9
Nov-00 99.14819911 155.5
Dec-00 99.11297221 148.9
Jan-01 99.03602005 147.2
Feb-01 98.99713377 148.4
Mar-01 98.91493824 144.7
Apr-01 98.85315624 156.4
May-01 98.78671328 172.9
Jun-01 98.70096171 164
Jul-01 98.63404447 148.2
Aug-01 98.60813859 142.7
Sep-01 98.60071397 153.1
Oct-01 98.60300094 136.2
Nov-01 98.67366667 126.3
Dec-01 98.82910043 113.1
Jan-02 99.13299279 113.9
Feb-02 99.41765777 113
Mar-02 99.7221279 124.1
Apr-02 100.1362785 140.7
May-02 100.5896696 142.1
Jun-02 101.1469614 140.4
Jul-02 101.6655321 141.2
Aug-02 102.009795 142.3
Sep-02 102.3180631 142.2
Oct-02 102.6857351 144.9
Nov-02 102.9339483 144.8
Dec-02 103.0655946 139.4
Jan-03 103.1824856 147.3
Feb-03 103.2606128 164.1
Mar-03 103.3747818 174.8
Apr-03 103.5654416 165.9
May-03 103.7469927 154.2
Jun-03 103.9604406 151.4
Jul-03 104.2370194 152.4
Aug-03 104.6832325 162.8
Sep-03 105.277799 172.8
Oct-03 105.8381774 160.3
Nov-03 106.4329375 153.5
Dec-03 107.0498492 149.4
Jan-04 107.6087328 159.2
Feb-04 108.1287913 167.2
Mar-04 108.6217242 176.6
Apr-04 109.0165716 183.3
May-04 109.4337282 200.9
Jun-04 109.8076524 204.1
Jul-04 110.1972461 193.9
Aug-04 110.5621376 189.8
Sep-04 110.7504005 189.1
Oct-04 110.8898736 202.9
Nov-04 111.0056216 201
Dec-04 111.1067076 188.2
Jan-05 111.1609637 182.3
Feb-05 111.2720796 191.8
Mar-05 111.3821369 206.5
Apr-05 111.4005957 228.3
May-05 111.470996 221.6
Jun-05 111.5543626 217.6
Jul-05 111.5171938 231.6
Aug-05 111.396467 250.6
Sep-05 111.2695878 292.7
Oct-05 111.1600497 278.5
Nov-05 111.1604417 234.3
Dec-05 111.2787511 218.6
Jan-06 111.3849858 231.5
Feb-06 111.3057395 231
Mar-06 111.1602898 240.1
Apr-06 111.1258259 275.7
May-06 110.9113506 294.7
Jun-06 110.6081383 291.7
Jul-06 110.3735098 299.9
Aug-06 110.1698553 298.5
Sep-06 110.0628418 258.9
Oct-06 109.9813356 227.2
Nov-06 109.7768463 224.1
Dec-06 109.434607 233.4
Jan-07 109.1156257 227.4
Feb-07 108.981872 228.5
Mar-07 108.9074255 259.2
Apr-07 108.8304644 286
May-07 108.9142931 313
Jun-07 108.9763038 305.2
Jul-07 109.0778638 296.1
Aug-07 109.3241054 278.2
Sep-07 109.385649 278.9
Oct-07 109.329468 279.3
Nov-07 109.3684571 306.9
Dec-07 109.4593023 302
Jan-08 109.6361539 304.7
Feb-08 109.7439433 303.3
Mar-08 109.6920328 325.8
Apr-08 109.5194724 344.1
May-08 109.2787233 376.4
Jun-08 109.0356356 406.5
Jul-08 108.5391905 409
Aug-08 107.8965211 378.6
Sep-08   369.8
Oct-08   317.3
Nov-08   215.1
Dec-08   168.9
Jan-09   178.7
Feb-09   192.8

KEY: NBER = National Bureau of Economic Research; TSI = Transportation Services Index

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, http://www.bts.gov/xml/tsi/src/index and U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Report, http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer/price.html.