PRODUCER PRICES OF EQUIPMENT AND REPAIR SERVICES FOR WATER TRANSPORTATION

PRODUCER PRICES OF EQUIPMENT AND REPAIR SERVICES FOR WATER TRANSPORTATION

Producer Price Index: Ship and Repair Expenses (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Producer Price Index:  Ship and Repair Expenses (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Shipbuilding and repair expenses are major costs in providing water transportation services.

Price Index (Dec-1985=100)    Aug-00       Aug-01   
Self-propelled ships (new, non-military) 160.1 160.9
Self-propelled ships (new, non-military) percent change from same month previous year  0.76  0.50
Ship building and repairing 142.6 147.2
Ship building and repairing percent change from same month previous year  4.55  3.23
Ship repair, conversion, reconversion (non-military) 134.0 137.3
Ship repair, conversion, reconversion (non-military) percent change from same month previous year  4.04  2.46

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.