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)||Oct-00||Oct-01|
|Aircraft and parts||187.2||192.9|
|Aircraft and parts percent change from same month previous year||3.64||3.03|
|Ships and boats||166.4||169.7|
|Ships and boats percent change from same month previous year||1.77||1.98|
|Railroad equipment percent change from same month previous year||0.15||-0.07|
|Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment||133.7||132.0|
|Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment percent change from same month previous year||-0.59||-1.27|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from July 2001 to October 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/datahome.htm.