PRODUCER PRICES FOR TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

PRODUCER PRICES FOR TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

Producer Price Index: Equipment by Mode (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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 135.70 135.80
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.