Producer prices for scheduled air transportation services represent prices for business and personal travel, as well as shipment of high-value freight. Because producers also act as retailers, a change in prices charged by airlines is immediately passed on to consumers.
|Price Index (Dec-1992=100)||Aug-01||Aug-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||184.5||182.0|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||9.39||-1.37|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||159.0||158.9|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||7.51||-0.06|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||100.9||109.3|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||3.63||8.35|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data for May 2002 through August 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; September 13, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.