Producer prices reflect prices charged to anyone, including consumers when the firm also serves as a retailer. Actual prices to users of transportation services will differ due to substitution between domestic and foreign markets, and substitution between user- and market-provided services.
|Price Index (Jun-1993=100)||Aug-01||Aug-02|
|Air transportation percent change from same month previous year||7.51||-0.06|
|Water transportation percent change from same month previous year||5.63||1.65|
|Motor freight transportation and warehousing||123.5||124.6|
|Motor freight transportation and warehousing percent change from same month previous year||2.83||0.89|
|Pipelines, excluding natural gas||115.2||116.6|
|Pipelines, excluding natural gas percent change from same month previous year||8.49||1.17|
|Railroad transportation percent change from same month previous year||1.48||2.15|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from May 2002 to August 2002 are preliminary. The original data for the indices in this table have different base periods. For comparability, the indices have been adjusted to have a common reference point (Jun-93).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; September 13, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/