Index of Railroad Fuel Prices

Index of Railroad Fuel Prices

Level (monthly data)

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Date Index
Jan. 15, 1989=100 July 15, 1990=100
Jan-03 183.6 184.4
Feb-03 211.7 212.6
Mar-03 221.9 222.8
Apr-03 179.1 179.8
May-03 168.2 168.9
Jun-03 170.2 170.9
Jul-03 174.3 175.0
Aug-03 184.0 184.7
Sep-03 174.2 174.9
Oct-03 179.4 180.1
Nov-03 181.2 181.9
Dec-03 184.6 185.4
Jan-04 197.2 198.0
Feb-04 199.3 200.1
Mar-04 207.1 208.0
Apr-04 215.9 216.8
May-04 229.6 230.5
Jun-04 223.4 224.3
Jul-04 233.5 234.5
Aug-04 255.2 256.2
Sep-04 263.3 264.4
Oct-04 306.2 307.4
Nov-04 295.4 296.7
Dec-04 266.1 267.2
Jan-05 261.2 262.2
Feb-05 277.9 279.0
Mar-05 316.7 318.0
Apr-05 329.5 330.9
May-05 308.3 309.6
Jun-05 326.6 328.0
Jul-05 342.7 344.1
Aug-05 369.9 371.4
Sep-05 413.9 415.6

The price data, which include federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses, represent the average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads during each month

Index of Railroad Fuel Prices Aug-04 Aug-05
Index of Railroad Fuel Prices 264.4 415.6
Percent change from the same month in the previous year 51.17 57.19

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same month 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 October 2005.