Shipbuilding and repair expenses are major costs in providing water transportation services.
|Price Index (Dec-1985=100)||Dec-00||Dec-01|
|Self-propelled ships (new, non-military)||160.9||160.9|
|Self-propelled ships (new, non-military) percent change from same month previous year||1.26||0.00|
|Ship building and repairing||139.0||140.1|
|Ship building and repairing percent change from same month previous year||2.21||0.79|
|Ship repair, conversion, reconversion (non-military)||135.3||137.4|
|Ship repair, conversion, reconversion (non-military) percent change from same month previous year||2.42||1.55|
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. Data for new, nonmilitary self-propelled ships was not available for November 2001.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.