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)||Jan-01||Jan-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||177.7||182.7|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||11.06||2.84|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||154.3||158.0|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||9.43||2.40|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||102.0||106.5|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||4.94||4.44|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period
in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from October 2001 to January 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.