Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
This data series represents the average monthly price for fuels purchased by freight railroads during a month, which includes federal excise taxes, transportation and handling expenses.
|Index of Railroad Fuel Prices||Dec-08||Dec-09|
|Railroad Fuel Prices (Index: July 15, 1990 = 100)||310.9||400.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-40.74||28.82|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Monthly Railroad Fuel Price Indexes, available at http://www.aar.org/ as of February 2010.