Costs continue to increase
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The total cost index for buses shows the price development in different cost components.

Cost index for passenger transport by busQ1 2014



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Costs continue to increase

The cost index for buses had a 1.8 per cent hike from the 1st quarter 2013 to the same quarter in 2014. The index increased marginally in relation to the 4th quarter of 2013.

Kost indeks for passenger transport by bus. Q1 2010=100
Index levelPercentage change
1st quarter 20144th quarter 2013 - 1st quarter 20141st quarter 2013 - 3rd quarter 20133rd quarter 2013 - 1st quarter 20141st quarter 2013 - 1st quarter 2014
Cost index for passenger transport by bus. Total index114.
Labour costs. Sub index119.
Fuel costs. Sub index120.
Capital costs. Sub index87.5-4.6-8.9-2.5-11.2
Repair and maintenance costs. Sub index114.
Administrative costs. Sub index107.

The sub-indices for labour costs, diesel costs, administrative costs and maintenance costs increased simultaneously during the 1st quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year. Although an increase in all sub-indices contributes positively to the total index, the sub-index for labour cost contributed the most due to its higher weight share. The sub-index for labour costs has a weight share of 55.8 per cent.

The index of capital costs decreased by 11.2 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2013. The decline is attributable to lower interest rates.