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)||Dec-00||Dec-01|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||177.2||178.1|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||20.93||0.52|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||154.3||155.3|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||14.98||0.65|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||105.4||101.7|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||7.78||-3.52|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from September 2001 to December 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.