PRODUCER PRICES OF AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

PRODUCER PRICES OF AIR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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Producer Price Index: Air Transportation Services (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Producer Price Index: Air Transportation Services (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Producer prices for scheduled air transportation services represent prices for business and personal travel, as well as shipment of high-value freight. Because producers also act as retailers, a change in prices charged by airlines is immediately passed on to consumers.

Price Index (Dec-1992=100) Oct-01 Oct-02
Scheduled air transportation - passenger 185.5  182.2 
Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year   6.79  -1.77
All air transportation (including nonscheduled) 158.9  159.6 
All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year   4.20   0.44
Scheduled air transportation - cargo 101.5  113.2 
Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year  -4.27  11.51

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data from July 2002 through October 2002 are preliminary.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; December 4, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.