Figure 6-2 Recent Fluctuations in Freight: January 2000–November 2012

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Chain-type Freight Transportation Services Index: 2000 = 100

    Recession
  Freight TSI (Smoothed) Start End
Jan-00 104.1 Mar-01 Nov-01
Feb-00 104.4 Dec-07 Jun-09
Mar-00 104.5    
Apr-00 102.9    
May-00 101.6    
Jun-00 100.7    
Jul-00 100.4    
Aug-00 99.9    
Sep-00 99.9    
Oct-00 99.6    
Nov-00 99.4    
Dec-00 99.3    
Jan-01 99.0    
Feb-01 99.1    
Mar-01 99.0    
Apr-01 99.1    
May-01 98.9    
Jun-01 99.1    
Jul-01 99.0    
Aug-01 98.8    
Sep-01 99.0    
Oct-01 98.7    
Nov-01 98.5    
Dec-01 98.3    
Jan-02 98.1    
Feb-02 98.3    
Mar-02 98.6    
Apr-02 98.6    
May-02 98.9    
Jun-02 99.5    
Jul-02 100.1    
Aug-02 100.8    
Sep-02 101.3    
Oct-02 101.7    
Nov-02 102.3    
Dec-02 102.8    
Jan-03 103.3    
Feb-03 103.3    
Mar-03 102.9    
Apr-03 103.1    
May-03 103.2    
Jun-03 103.0    
Jul-03 102.8    
Aug-03 103.1    
Sep-03 103.2    
Oct-03 103.5    
Nov-03 104.2    
Dec-03 104.6    
Jan-04 105.5    
Feb-04 106.0    
Mar-04 107.1    
Apr-04 107.8    
May-04 108.5    
Jun-04 108.9    
Jul-04 109.3    
Aug-04 109.6    
Sep-04 109.6    
Oct-04 109.6    
Nov-04 109.9    
Dec-04 110.1    
Jan-05 110.1    
Feb-05 111.1    
Mar-05 111.3    
Apr-05 111.4    
May-05 111.6    
Jun-05 111.5    
Jul-05 111.4    
Aug-05 111.3    
Sep-05 111.3    
Oct-05 111.1    
Nov-05 110.9    
Dec-05 111.4    
Jan-06 111.4    
Feb-06 111.4    
Mar-06 110.9    
Apr-06 110.9    
May-06 110.8    
Jun-06 111.1    
Jul-06 111.4    
Aug-06 111.2    
Sep-06 110.3    
Oct-06 110.6    
Nov-06 110.4    
Dec-06 109.4    
Jan-07 109.5    
Feb-07 109.2    
Mar-07 108.9    
Apr-07 109.5    
May-07 109.4    
Jun-07 109.1    
Jul-07 108.9    
Aug-07 108.6    
Sep-07 108.4    
Oct-07 108.3    
Nov-07 108.6    
Dec-07 108.8    
Jan-08 109.1    
Feb-08 109.9    
Mar-08 110.4    
Apr-08 110.2    
May-08 110.2    
Jun-08 110.2    
Jul-08 110.1    
Aug-08 110.0    
Sep-08 109.4    
Oct-08 108.7    
Nov-08 107.8    
Dec-08 106.4    
Jan-09 104.3    
Feb-09 102.1    
Mar-09 101.4    
Apr-09 99.8    
May-09 98.1    
Jun-09 97.1    
Jul-09 96.6    
Aug-09 96.7    
Sep-09 97.3    
Oct-09 97.5    
Nov-09 97.4    
Dec-09 98.2    
Jan-10 99.0    
Feb-10 99.6    
Mar-10 100.4    
Apr-10 101.4    
May-10 102.0    
Jun-10 102.7    
Jul-10 103.1    
Aug-10 103.5    
Sep-10 103.6    
Oct-10 104.0    
Nov-10 104.3    
Dec-10 104.4    
Jan-11 105.1    
Feb-11 106.0    
Mar-11 106.1    
Apr-11 106.8    
May-11 107.0    
Jun-11 106.5    
Jul-11 106.9    
Aug-11 107.1    
Sep-11 107.4    
Oct-11 107.9    
Nov-11 108.2    
Dec-11 108.4    
Jan-12 110.1    
Feb-12 110.0    
Mar-12 110.2    
Apr-12 110.0    
May-12 109.9    
Jun-12 109.9    
Jul-12 109.9    
Aug-12 109.9    
Sep-12 109.6    
Oct-12 109.5    
Nov-12 108.9    

SOURCE: Freight TSI: U.S. Department of Transportation. Research and Innovative Technology Administration.Bureau of Transportation Statistics.Transportation Services Index (Updated monthly).Available at www.bts.gov as of March 2013. Recession Dates: National Bureau of Economic Research, U.S. Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions, available at www.nber.org/cycles.html as of February 2013.