PRODUCER PRICES OF RAILROAD EQUIPMENT

PRODUCER PRICES OF RAILROAD EQUIPMENT

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

Producer Price Index: Railroad Equipment (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Rail equipment represents a major cost to rail service providers.

Price Index (Jun-1984=100)    Oct-00       Oct-01   
Public transit cars, all rebuilt cars, and all car parts  132.5  133.5
Public transit cars, all rebuilt cars, and all car parts percent change from same month previous year   0.38   0.75
Passenger and freight cars, new (excluding parts)  130.8  130.4
Passenger and freight cars, new (excluding parts) percent change from same month previous year  -0.08  -0.31
Locomotives and parts  129.2  128.8
Locomotives and parts percent change from same month previous year   0.31  -0.31
All railroad equipment  128.9  128.8
All railroad equipment percent change from same month previous year   0.16  -0.08

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. The series presented on this page use an industry-based PPI, rather than the commodity-based PPI used on page 36, because the industry-based PPI was less affected by these events.

Data for July, 1996 to April, 1997 for locomotives were affected by a strike at GM, and a revision of the BLS weighting scheme. Data for this period are anomalous, and are not depicted in the graph.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi.