Table 16 Price, Output, and Productivity Changes in Rail and Trucking Relative to the Economy: 1981-1996

Table 16
Price, Output, and Productivity Changes in Rail and Trucking Relative to the Economy: 1981-1996

Index, 1981 = 100

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  1981 1986 1991 1996
Prices        
Freight rail1 100 95.9 79.5 68.1
Trucking 100 96.8 82.9 74.9
Output        
Freight rail 100 88.1 80.4 77.2
Trucking 100 107.9 112.9 158.6
Productivity        
Freight rail 100 104.7 128.4 146.8
Trucking 100 102.3 120.8 134.3

1 Freight rail refers to the two largest rail lines in Canada: Canadian Pacific and Canadian National.

Source: Transport Canada, internal statistics.