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)||Aug-00||Aug-01|
|Aircraft and parts||186.7||193.1|
|Aircraft and parts percent change from same month previous year||3.78||3.42|
|Ships and boats||166.3||169.6|
|Ships and boats percent change from same month previous year||1.71||1.98|
|Railroad equipment percent change from same month previous year||-0.15||0.00|
|Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment||130.5||130.3|
|Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment percent change from same month previous year||0.62||-0.15|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from May 2001 to August 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/datahome.htm.