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-07||Dec-08|
|Railroad Fuel Prices (Index: July 15, 1990 = 100)||524.6||310.9|
|Percent change from same month previous year||38.05||-40.74|
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 January 2009.