PRODUCER PRICES OF HIGHWAY AND STREET CONSTRUCTION

PRODUCER PRICES OF HIGHWAY AND STREET CONSTRUCTION

Producer Price Index: Highways and Streets (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Producer Price Index: Highways and Streets (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Road Construction Costs (Index) (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Road Construction Costs (Index) (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Construction prices for highways and streets represent the price to government in providing a key component of transportation infrastructure.

Producer Price Index (Jun-1986=100)    Aug-00       Aug-01   
Highways and streets 136.6 137.4
Highways and streets percent change from same month previous year  6.64  0.59

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.

Road Construction Costs Index: 1987 = 100    Q1 00       Q1 01   
Road construction costs 138.1 151.2
Road construction costs percent change from same quarter previous year  5.66  9.49

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Trends in highway construction costs are measured by an index of average contract prices compiled from reports of state highway contract awards for federal-aid contracts greater than $500,000. Since the enactment of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the index reflects federal-aid contracts on the National Highway System.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, press release FHWA 19-01, May 9, 2001, and previous releases.