NOTE: U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports missing data for April 1999 and May 2002 for passenger transportation.
Producer prices for rail transportation indicate prices to producers for freight and to passengers for intercity travel. Rail transportation of trailers is an important component of intermodal freight transportation. See indicator for prices of transportation services for the aggregated producer price index for rail transportation services.
|Price Index (Dec-1996=100)||Aug-01||Aug-02|
|Passenger percent change from the same month previous year||2.50||5.98|
|Nontrailer on flatcar||103.7||106.0|
|Non-trailer on flatcar percent change from the same month previous year||1.67||2.22|
|Freight percent change from the same month previous year||1.37||2.03|
|Trailer on flatcar||103.2||104.6|
|Trailer on flatcar percent change from the same month previous year||0.39||1.36|
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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; September 13, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.