Producer Price Index: Equipment by Mode (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Transportation equipment prices have accounted for about 47 percent of the total price of user-operated transportation in recent years (Table 2-13, National Transportation Statistics 1999, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation).
|Price Index (1982=100)||May-00||May-01|
|Aircraft and parts||184.61||191.20|
|Aircraft and parts percent change from same month previous year||2.50||3.57|
|Ships and boats||164.70||169.00|
|Ships and boats percent change from same month previous year||1.10||2.61|
|Railroad equipment percent change from same month previous year||0.89||0.07|
|Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment||132.40||131.30|
|Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment percent change from same month previous year||0.76||-0.83|
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.