Producer Price Index: Ship and Repair Expenses (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Shipbuilding and repair expenses are major costs in providing water transportation services.
|Price Index (Dec-1985=100)||May-00||May-01|
|Self-propelled ships (new, non-military)||158.90||160.90|
|Self-propelled ships (new, non-military) percent change from same month previous year||0.00||1.26|
|Ship building and repairing||141.10||143.10|
|Ship building and repairing percent change from same month previous year||3.75||1.42|
|Ship repair, conversion, reconversion (non-military)||133.80||135.90|
|Ship repair, conversion, reconversion (non-military) percent change from same month previous year||3.96||1.57|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from February 2001 to May 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/datahome.htm.