U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

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		              U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - JUNE 2011

U.S. import prices fell 0.5 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, the first 
monthly decline since June 2010. Declining fuel and nonfuel prices both contributed to the overall decrease. 
U.S. export prices ticked up 0.1 percent in June after rising 0.2 percent in May.

Imports
 	
All Imports: Import prices decreased 0.5 percent in June following a 0.1 percent uptick the previous month. 
The June drop was the first monthly decline since the index fell 1.2 percent in June 2010. Prior to May, 
import prices rose at least one percent in each of the previous seven months. Import prices increased 13.6 
percent for the year ended in June, the largest year-over-year advance since the index rose 18.1 percent 
between August 2007 and August 2008. 

Fuel Imports: Fuel prices fell for the second consecutive month in June, decreasing 1.6 percent following a 
0.8 percent drop in May. The decrease in fuel prices accounted for most of the June decline in overall import 
prices. Both petroleum and natural gas prices contributed to the June decrease in fuel prices, falling 1.6 
percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. Despite the declines over the past two months, fuel prices rose 46.9 
percent over the past year. That increase was primarily led by a 49.8 percent jump in petroleum prices.   

All Imports Excluding Fuel: The price index for imports excluding fuel edged down 0.1 percent in June, 
the first monthly decline for the index since a 0.3 percent decrease in July 2010. The June decline was driven 
by a 0.4 percent decrease in nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices and a 1.9 percent drop in foods, 
feeds, and beverages prices, which more than offset higher prices for automotive vehicles and consumer 
goods. Nonfuel import prices advanced 4.8 percent for the year ended in June.       

Table A. Percent changes

Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Fuel
imports
Nonfuel
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2010

June

-1.2 -3.8 -0.4 -0.7 0.0 -0.8

July

0.0 1.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

August

0.4 1.0 0.3 0.8 4.2 0.5

September

0.0 -1.5 0.3 0.6 2.4 0.4

October

1.1 4.3 0.3 0.8 2.8 0.6

November

1.7 4.8 0.8 1.5 7.6 0.8

December

1.4 5.6 0.3 0.7 2.0 0.6

2011

January

1.5 4.1 0.7 1.3 3.1 1.0

February

1.7 5.6 0.5 1.3 4.6 1.0

March

3.0 9.7 0.8 1.5 2.2 1.4

April

(r)2.5 (r)7.6 (r)0.7 0.9 0.4 0.9

May

(r)0.1 (r)-0.8 0.4 0.2 -2.0 0.5

June

-0.5 -1.6 -0.1 0.1 0.7 0.0

June 2009 to 2010

4.3 10.7 2.9 3.7 -2.6 4.4

June 2010 to 2011

13.6 46.9 4.8 9.9 31.2 7.8

Footnotes
(r) Revised

 
Exports

All Exports: Export prices continued to rise in June, ticking up 0.1 percent after a 0.2 percent increase the 
previous month. The recent increases were the smallest since the index declined 0.2 percent in July 2010. 
The June advance was led by higher agricultural prices as nonagricultural prices remained unchanged for the 
month. The price index for overall exports advanced 9.9 percent for the June 2010-11 period, the largest 12-
month increase in export prices since the index rose 10.2 percent between July 2007 and July 2008. 

Agricultural Exports: Agricultural prices resumed an upward trend in June, rising 0.7 percent following a 
2.0 percent downturn in May. Higher prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat, up 3.2 percent, 2.3 percent, and 
4.4 percent, respectively, all contributed to the June increase. The price index for agricultural exports 
advanced 31.2 percent over the past year, an increase that was also driven by rising prices for corn, 
soybeans, and wheat, as well as an 80.6 percent advance in cotton prices. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: The price index for nonagricultural goods was unchanged in June after 
rising 0.5 percent in May. In June, higher finished goods prices offset a 0.7 percent decline in nonagricultural 
industrial supplies and materials prices. Prices for nonagricultural exports rose 7.8 percent for the year ended 
in June, driven mostly by an 18.6 percent increase in the price index for nonagricultural industrial supplies 
and materials.
   
 					  SELECTED JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices fell 0.4 percent 
in June, the first time the index has recorded a monthly decline since a 1.1 percent decrease in July 2010. A 
2.6 percent downturn in unfinished metals prices led the June decline. The price index for unfinished metals 
also last recorded a decrease in July 2010, and despite the June drop, rose 21.3 percent over the past 12 
months.        

Finished Goods: Finished goods prices increased overall in June. Automotive vehicles prices rose 0.3 
percent, following advances of 0.5 percent, 0.4 percent, and 0.5 percent, respectively, the previous three 
months. Prices for consumer goods ticked up 0.1 percent, led by a second consecutive 0.7 percent rise in the 
price index for cotton apparel and household goods, which has risen 10.3 percent over the past year. Capital 
goods prices were unchanged in June.     
 
Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Foods, feeds, and beverages prices declined 1.9 percent in June following a 
0.7 percent drop the previous month. Both decreases were primarily driven by falling vegetable prices, down 
16.1 percent in June and 9.4 percent in May.   

Imports by Locality of Origin: The price index for imports from China advanced 0.1 percent in June, the 
smallest monthly advance since the index was unchanged in September 2010. Import prices from China have 
risen 3.1 percent over the past year, the largest 12-month increase since November 2008. Prices for imports 
from the European Union also rose 0.1 percent in June. In contrast, import prices from Mexico and from 
Canada declined in June, decreasing 2.2 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively.   

Transportation Services: Import air fare prices rose 6.8 percent in June after advancing 5.6 percent in May. 
Both increases were driven by seasonal increases in European and Asian air fares. The index for import air 
fares advanced 5.0 percent for the year ended in June. In contrast, import air freight prices edged down 0.1 
percent in June.     

Export Prices
 
Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonagricultural industrial supplies and 
materials decreased 0.7 percent in June, the first decline since a similar 0.7 percent drop in July 2010. A 2.1 
percent downturn in fuels and lubricants prices was the primary contributor to the overall decrease. Despite 
the June decline, the price index for fuels and lubricants increased 35.5 percent over the past 12 months.     
 
Finished Goods: Each of the major finished goods categories recorded increases in June. Consumer goods 
prices advanced 1.4 percent, the largest monthly increase since a 1.7 percent rise in April 1991. The price 
indexes for capital goods and automotive vehicles also advanced in June, rising 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, 
respectively.             

Transportation Services: The index for export air passenger fares advanced 1.1 percent in June, following a 
3.6 percent increase in May. The June increase was led by a 13.9 percent rise in European air passenger fares, 
which more than offset an 8.1 percent drop in Asian fares. Export air freight prices declined 0.2 percent in 
June, but despite that decrease, rose 16.9 percent over the past year. 
		
Import and Export Price Index data for July 2011 are scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 16, 
2011 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2010 to June 2011
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

All commodities

  100.000 142.9 142.2 13.6 3.0 2.5 0.1 -0.5

All imports excluding food and fuels (Dec. 2010=100)

  66.598 102.7 102.7 - 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.0

All imports excluding petroleum

  73.829 116.3 116.1 4.9 0.5 0.7 0.4 -0.2

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  72.342 120.0 119.9 4.8 0.8 0.7 0.4 -0.1

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

5.744 177.2 173.9 16.9 4.3 2.0 -0.7 -1.9

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

4.508 200.8 195.9 17.9 5.2 2.0 -1.0 -2.4

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.236 123.7 124.2 13.7 1.0 1.7 0.7 0.4

Industrial supplies & materials

1

40.745 270.6 267.4 34.0 7.1 5.6 0.0 -1.2

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  14.573 173.4 172.6 13.9 0.7 1.4 1.6 -0.5

Industrial supplies & materials excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  13.086 193.7 193.0 14.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 -0.4

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  8.035 187.1 184.4 12.6 2.4 1.4 1.7 -1.4

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.050 157.4 158.6 15.3 -1.2 1.4 1.4 0.8

Fuels & lubricants

10

27.660 366.9 361.2 46.9 9.7 7.6 -0.8 -1.6

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

26.173 407.1 400.6 49.8 11.0 8.1 -0.9 -1.6

Crude

10000

19.512 417.0 410.5 50.6 9.7 9.3 -1.3 -1.6

Fuels, n.e.s.-coals & gas

101

1.110 133.0 131.3 4.9 -11.7 -1.4 2.6 -1.3

Gas-natural

10110

0.991 118.1 116.4 6.4 -12.8 -1.7 3.0 -1.4

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.634 119.5 119.9 3.8 0.7 2.1 0.6 0.3

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.483 171.3 173.8 18.9 1.6 2.1 1.2 1.5

Selected building materials

13

1.043 131.2 129.0 -2.2 1.3 0.3 -0.5 -1.7

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

4.002 304.8 296.8 21.3 3.9 1.9 3.0 -2.6

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.541 160.3 160.6 9.6 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.2

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.383 113.9 114.1 6.4 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.2

Capital goods

2

20.653 92.9 92.9 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0

Electric generating equipment

20

2.618 117.0 116.7 4.8 0.6 1.0 0.3 -0.3

Nonelectrical machinery

21

16.238 86.6 86.7 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.1

Transportation equipment excluding motor vehicles (Dec. 2001=100)

22

1.797 126.0 126.1 4.0 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

8.998 111.3 111.6 2.9 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

23.861 105.5 105.6 1.1 -0.2 0.5 0.3 0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.656 111.1 111.7 2.2 -0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5

Durables, manufactured

41

11.223 99.8 99.3 -0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3 -0.5

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

0.982 109.5 111.9 9.3 0.5 1.6 0.0 2.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


Table 2. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2010 to June 2011
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

All commodities

  100.000 134.2 134.3 9.9 1.5 0.9 0.2 0.1

Agricultural commodities

  11.801 215.3 216.8 31.2 2.2 0.4 -2.0 0.7

All exports excluding food and fuels (Dec. 2010=100)

  80.400 103.1 103.3 - 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.2

Nonagricultural commodities

  88.200 128.4 128.4 7.8 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

10.460 207.4 209.7 27.5 1.7 0.6 -0.4 1.1

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

9.773 211.6 214.1 28.4 1.7 0.6 -0.8 1.2

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.687 170.2 169.9 15.4 1.3 1.8 5.9 -0.2

Industrial supplies & materials

1

35.465 192.9 191.5 19.8 3.3 2.1 0.4 -0.7

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  12.390 189.8 190.5 15.1 1.5 1.1 0.9 0.4

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  23.076 195.5 193.0 22.8 4.4 2.6 0.1 -1.3

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

2.028 239.0 235.5 44.9 4.6 -0.2 -7.5 -1.5

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  33.438 191.1 189.8 18.6 3.3 2.2 0.9 -0.7

Fuels & lubricants

11

9.141 287.7 281.8 35.5 9.0 3.8 0.2 -2.1

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

23.434 178.7 178.5 14.6 1.3 1.6 1.2 -0.1

Selected building materials

13

0.863 116.8 116.8 -1.6 0.1 0.6 -0.2 0.0

Capital goods

2

34.289 104.4 104.6 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.2

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.358 113.5 113.7 4.0 0.5 0.5 1.7 0.2

Nonelectrical machinery

21

23.917 94.1 94.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Transportation equipment excluding motor vehicles (Dec. 2001=100)

22

7.014 145.0 145.2 4.1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

6.638 110.0 110.1 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

13.148 114.5 116.1 5.2 0.6 0.3 0.3 1.4

Nondurables, manufactured

40

6.687 114.3 114.4 2.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.1

Durables, manufactured

41

5.271 111.2 112.7 4.2 0.9 -0.5 -1.0 1.3

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


Table 3. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2010 to June 2011
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

Nonmanufactured articles

  23.955 180.9 177.1 44.0 7.9 8.2 -1.1 -2.1

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

2.214 189.2 177.2 19.3 8.2 3.3 -3.2 -6.3

Crop production

111

1.624 197.7 182.3 18.8 11.0 4.0 -3.5 -7.8

Mining

21

21.741 179.7 176.7 46.9 7.9 8.7 -0.8 -1.7

Mining (except oil and gas) (Dec. 2006=100)

212

0.372 155.2 155.1 11.5 1.2 3.8 1.1 -0.1

Manufactured articles

  75.538 117.4 117.4 6.6 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.594 120.4 121.8 11.5 1.6 1.1 0.5 1.2

Food manufacturing

311

3.221 154.4 156.8 23.0 2.9 1.4 0.6 1.6

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.874 110.8 110.7 2.4 0.4 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Textile product mills

314

0.843 115.8 115.3 12.9 5.2 1.0 0.3 -0.4

Apparel manufacturing

315

3.878 107.4 109.1 7.7 0.8 1.0 0.6 1.6

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.418 112.0 112.4 5.0 0.2 1.5 0.4 0.4

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

18.701 139.4 139.2 14.1 4.0 1.9 0.2 -0.1

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.645 110.1 106.8 -3.7 2.0 0.4 -1.0 -3.0

Paper manufacturing

322

1.148 112.6 113.3 4.1 0.5 1.2 0.4 0.6

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

5.409 180.9 178.4 44.9 17.1 3.6 -0.9 -1.4

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.947 132.8 133.7 6.0 -1.0 1.1 0.9 0.7

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.694 123.0 123.4 6.9 0.4 1.7 0.7 0.3

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.765 127.7 127.9 5.8 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

46.243 110.0 109.8 3.1 0.6 0.4 0.5 -0.2

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.700 195.2 191.6 19.0 3.1 1.5 2.7 -1.8

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.414 125.0 125.5 6.1 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.4

Machinery manufacturing

333

5.259 118.4 118.4 4.8 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.0

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

14.375 84.2 83.9 -3.9 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.4

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.396 115.5 115.3 2.6 0.2 0.7 0.2 -0.2

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

10.066 108.1 108.4 2.6 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.3

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.172 110.3 110.4 4.2 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.861 120.1 120.6 7.4 0.3 1.3 0.2 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


Table 4. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2010 to June 2011
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

Nonmanufactured articles

  9.529 184.0 184.6 37.7 2.4 0.5 -1.6 0.3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

7.032 210.7 212.0 49.6 2.6 -0.2 -3.4 0.6

Crop production

111

6.622 219.9 221.6 52.9 2.8 -0.5 -3.6 0.8

Mining

21

2.497 125.9 125.4 13.6 1.6 2.7 4.0 -0.4

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.605 142.0 144.2 12.9 1.3 1.7 2.4 1.5

Manufactured articles

  86.783 120.3 120.3 7.4 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

7.296 143.9 144.1 13.6 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.1

Food manufacturing

311

5.011 160.2 160.6 13.0 1.7 1.2 0.6 0.2

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.545 116.3 118.8 10.2 0.6 0.7 0.3 2.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.397 111.2 113.9 8.8 0.1 0.0 0.6 2.4

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

26.919 136.3 134.9 14.2 3.1 2.1 0.7 -1.0

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.388 116.8 116.3 0.3 2.2 -2.1 -2.0 -0.4

Paper manufacturing

322

1.988 127.3 127.3 5.2 0.0 1.6 0.1 0.0

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

6.276 178.3 173.3 48.2 11.8 4.1 -0.4 -2.8

Chemical manufacturing

325

15.650 132.5 131.6 9.0 0.9 1.8 1.2 -0.7

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.933 111.2 111.5 4.6 0.1 0.8 1.1 0.3

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.684 110.5 110.5 -1.9 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

52.567 111.7 112.3 3.8 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.5

Primary metal manufacturing

331

5.118 178.3 178.8 21.4 2.3 2.3 1.8 0.3

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.466 127.9 128.0 5.8 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.1

Machinery manufacturing

333

10.263 116.4 117.3 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.8

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

13.638 89.8 89.6 -2.4 -0.4 -0.6 0.0 -0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.054 112.8 112.8 4.5 0.5 0.4 1.6 0.0

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

12.831 114.0 114.1 2.7 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.901 117.8 122.5 11.3 1.6 1.3 0.5 4.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2010 to June 2011
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

Live animals; animal products

I

1.333 170.2 167.9 17.4 1.7 2.7 -0.1 -1.4

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.316 215.8 211.7 15.6 2.2 3.1 -1.0 -1.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.705 127.0 126.9 18.5 1.1 2.7 0.9 -0.1

Vegetable products

II

1.887 219.7 206.9 22.1 10.3 4.6 -2.6 -5.8

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.369 368.0 291.9 -10.5 35.4 4.9 -11.6 -20.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.546 129.1 124.4 16.5 5.0 -0.5 -0.5 -3.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.493 292.6 282.3 65.0 6.2 16.9 1.1 -3.5

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.336 154.9 159.2 56.8 0.4 -3.2 1.3 2.8

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.506 154.4 156.5 10.8 2.4 -0.3 0.5 1.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.219 101.7 98.8 1.2 4.1 -7.1 1.8 -2.9

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.254 126.2 126.0 7.9 -1.0 -1.0 1.5 -0.2

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

20

0.358 157.0 162.0 24.9 0.7 1.7 0.5 3.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.844 120.6 120.5 2.6 0.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Mineral products

V

27.162 367.7 362.1 45.7 9.7 7.7 -0.8 -1.5

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

26.818 363.7 358.1 46.2 9.8 7.7 -0.9 -1.5

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.602 147.1 147.9 6.2 -0.9 0.7 0.8 0.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.125 384.5 387.8 39.7 3.7 3.4 2.0 0.9

Organic chemicals

29

2.766 137.2 137.3 2.6 -1.2 0.5 1.1 0.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.059 112.4 112.4 -4.7 -3.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.250 125.1 143.1 41.7 0.4 1.7 1.1 14.4

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.415 125.6 125.2 7.1 -0.1 0.6 1.0 -0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.496 109.6 109.1 17.8 0.7 0.5 1.6 -0.5

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

2.869 151.2 151.6 10.9 0.8 2.4 0.4 0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.773 141.1 141.7 8.2 0.4 2.3 1.1 0.4

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.096 170.5 170.7 15.7 1.2 2.4 -0.6 0.1

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.518 120.1 120.9 5.6 0.3 2.1 0.4 0.7

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

42

0.475 120.4 121.3 5.6 0.3 2.2 0.4 0.7

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.677 132.6 128.9 -4.0 1.8 0.4 -0.8 -2.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.260 115.8 115.7 2.8 0.3 1.2 0.5 -0.1

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

0.831 108.1 108.8 4.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.004 111.6 113.0 9.6 1.6 1.0 0.5 1.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.935 104.1 106.6 8.4 0.2 0.6 0.7 2.4

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.822 109.6 110.5 7.4 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.8

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.637 111.3 110.6 17.8 7.1 0.9 0.4 -0.6

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.179 111.6 112.1 4.9 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.4

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.004 110.5 111.0 4.6 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.5

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

XIII

0.694 129.1 129.1 4.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.0

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2001=100)

68

0.237 121.6 121.8 3.7 -0.1 0.6 0.6 0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.201 141.2 141.3 1.6 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.255 123.5 123.2 7.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 -0.2

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

3.039 198.9 197.6 22.4 2.2 3.7 3.6 -0.7

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.140 202.4 200.3 11.2 2.4 0.5 0.9 -1.0

Iron and steel

72

0.960 264.7 262.4 9.9 4.1 2.2 1.1 -0.9

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.512 159.0 160.7 7.2 1.2 1.0 0.8 1.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.590 406.9 392.5 25.1 1.7 -2.8 -1.4 -3.5

Nickel and articles thereof (Dec. 2009=100)

75

0.176 142.7 133.3 2.2 10.3 -3.8 -2.5 -6.6

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.915 158.9 156.9 18.1 1.9 1.3 3.1 -1.3

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.311 123.1 123.6 4.8 -0.2 0.2 0.6 0.4

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.352 129.8 129.7 2.4 0.4 0.5 0.2 -0.1

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

22.883 86.2 85.9 -0.7 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.3

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

11.368 89.1 89.1 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

85

11.515 83.4 82.8 -2.8 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.7

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

8.360 112.2 112.6 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.4

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

7.423 111.2 111.7 2.7 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.4

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

0.857 115.4 115.4 1.5 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

3.071 104.9 105.0 4.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.835 102.6 102.7 4.3 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.174 126.6 127.1 4.5 -0.1 0.6 0.7 0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.398 109.1 109.2 2.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.1

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

94

1.666 112.3 112.2 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 -0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.536 102.7 102.9 2.0 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.196 128.8 128.7 7.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


Table 6. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2010 to June 2011
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

Live animals; animal products

I

1.963 198.6 192.9 12.0 3.6 3.6 0.5 -2.9

Meat & edible meat offal (Dec. 2006=100)

02

1.207 162.6 158.5 10.5 3.7 1.8 1.5 -2.5

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.399 185.0 184.6 21.2 1.6 3.0 6.4 -0.2

Vegetable products

II

6.081 250.8 255.5 43.9 1.4 0.1 -1.1 1.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.933 128.0 128.4 -2.0 1.7 -3.7 -2.6 0.3

Cereals

10

2.447 309.3 319.2 86.2 4.6 1.3 -1.4 3.2

Oilseeds and misc. grains, seeds, fruits, plants, straw and fodder

12

2.131 262.1 268.4 36.8 -2.6 0.3 -1.2 2.4

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.531 157.7 162.5 48.5 0.6 0.8 -1.1 3.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.627 150.2 152.0 9.1 0.7 0.3 0.8 1.2

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (Dec. 2009=100)

20

0.338 107.3 107.3 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.4 0.0

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.433 117.6 117.9 0.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.3

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar (Dec. 2008=100)

22

0.329 105.1 105.3 2.9 0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.721 227.4 234.4 29.9 1.8 -0.3 2.2 3.1

Mineral products

V

9.131 342.3 335.2 35.2 8.9 4.1 0.5 -2.1

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

8.511 338.6 330.9 38.3 9.5 4.2 0.7 -2.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

12.771 153.6 153.1 6.0 0.7 0.9 0.8 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.993 194.2 192.2 3.7 -0.1 0.9 -1.0 -1.0

Organic chemicals

29

3.331 168.3 166.5 8.3 1.9 2.0 1.0 -1.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.841 125.1 125.1 3.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.0

Tanning or dyeing extracts, dyes, paints, varnish, putty, & inks

32

0.567 127.7 126.9 11.5 0.3 0.5 3.7 -0.6

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.732 128.8 128.8 4.1 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.0

Soap; lubricants; waxes, polishing or scouring products; candles, pastes

34

0.477 126.0 128.2 8.9 -0.4 2.3 0.6 1.7

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.810 149.6 149.7 5.1 0.2 1.1 1.8 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.272 151.9 150.7 10.2 0.6 3.1 2.4 -0.8

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.264 144.2 142.0 8.9 0.4 2.4 2.6 -1.5

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.008 187.1 191.4 15.6 1.1 6.2 1.6 2.3

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc.

VIII

0.443 140.4 139.6 15.2 2.8 4.3 1.7 -0.6

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.505 110.0 110.0 -1.0 0.3 0.3 -0.5 0.0

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.690 127.3 128.1 8.9 0.0 0.8 -0.7 0.6

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.936 152.6 156.4 20.3 -0.4 1.5 -2.4 2.5

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

1.275 120.6 120.1 5.4 0.3 0.5 0.2 -0.4

Printed material

49

0.480 118.2 118.1 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

2.367 153.7 149.2 29.0 5.2 -0.6 -6.2 -2.9

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

1.101 248.6 231.3 75.0 10.5 -1.8 -13.3 -7.0

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc. (Dec. 2008=100)

XIII

0.673 115.8 115.8 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.378 99.4 99.4 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

5.110 265.4 276.9 31.2 3.2 2.7 3.2 4.3

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.928 187.3 187.4 16.8 1.8 0.3 -0.3 0.1

Iron and steel

72

1.969 243.7 244.9 26.0 2.2 0.1 -0.8 0.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.270 171.8 170.9 8.1 2.1 1.6 0.4 -0.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.723 276.1 278.0 28.1 0.5 -0.2 -3.2 0.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.973 140.5 139.3 18.3 1.8 -0.4 2.0 -0.9

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.330 125.4 125.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.304 135.1 135.3 8.2 4.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

26.083 96.0 96.2 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.332 108.1 108.6 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

10.751 82.7 82.8 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5 0.0 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

10.554 123.3 123.4 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

5.904 109.6 109.6 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.0

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

5.749 105.7 105.6 -0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.381 109.8 109.7 1.5 0.8 0.3 0.8 -0.1

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.647 118.7 118.6 -0.3 0.3 -0.8 0.4 -0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.607 92.7 92.6 -0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


Table 7. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes by locality of origin: June 2010 to June 2011
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Percent
of
U.S.
imports(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

Industrialized Countries(2)

39.494 135.1 134.4 8.4 1.2 2.3 1.0 -0.5

Nonmanufactured articles

4.457 265.0 261.2 38.9 4.8 9.6 2.1 -1.4

Manufactured articles

34.670 124.3 123.9 4.3 0.7 1.1 0.8 -0.3

Other Countries(3)

60.506 142.2 141.8 15.2 3.6 2.9 -0.5 -0.3

Nonmanufactured articles

12.079 376.8 368.7 48.1 9.1 8.0 -0.8 -2.1

Manufactured articles

48.226 110.5 111.1 5.5 1.6 0.8 -0.4 0.5

Canada

14.271 163.8 162.1 16.4 2.6 3.8 1.4 -1.0

Nonmanufactured articles

3.991 255.9 252.1 39.1 4.1 9.8 2.2 -1.5

Manufactured articles

10.005 143.0 141.9 7.5 1.9 0.8 1.0 -0.8

European Union(4)

17.186 135.3 135.5 6.1 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

0.256 350.5 346.2 38.3 15.0 8.8 -0.1 -1.2

Manufactured articles

16.854 131.8 132.1 5.5 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.2

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.995 119.4 120.0 -0.9 -3.3 0.5 0.5 0.5

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.510 116.2 116.0 4.2 0.4 0.9 0.7 -0.2

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.795 134.4 134.2 7.2 1.1 1.1 0.3 -0.1

Latin America(5)

18.406 184.4 182.3 18.0 5.1 3.5 -0.8 -1.1

Nonmanufactured articles

5.479 405.6 395.2 46.8 11.7 7.9 -1.6 -2.6

Manufactured articles

12.844 136.6 136.3 4.4 1.3 0.7 -0.3 -0.2

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

11.380 152.3 149.0 9.0 4.1 2.7 -1.0 -2.2

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

1.900 218.6 208.8 45.5 16.8 7.5 -4.0 -4.5

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

9.437 98.6 97.2 -0.1 0.4 1.1 0.1 -1.4

Pacific Rim (Dec. 2003=100)(6)

34.852 104.1 104.5 3.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.4

China (Dec. 2003=100)

19.595 103.4 103.5 3.1 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1

Japan

6.198 101.5 101.5 2.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0

Asian NICs(7)

5.555 92.7 91.8 4.2 1.6 1.4 0.4 -1.0

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.987 104.3 104.2 8.7 1.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Asia Near East (Dec. 2003=100)(9)

3.795 271.6 270.5 32.1 4.1 7.5 -1.3 -0.4

Footnotes
(1) Percentage of trade figures are based on 2009 trade values.
(2) Includes Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
(3) Includes Eastern Europe, Latin America, OPEC countries, and other countries in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere.
(4) Includes European Union countries.
(5) Includes Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
(6) Includes China, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Asian Newly Industrialized Countries.
(7) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries. Includes Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
(8) Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
(9) Includes Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Regions are not mutually exclusive.
Dash = Not available


Table 8. U.S. international price indexes and percent changes for selected transportation services: June 2010 to June 2011
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2011(1)
Index Percent change
May
2011
June
2011
Annual Monthly
June
2010
to
June
2011
Feb.
2011
to
Mar.
2011
Mar.
2011
to
Apr.
2011
Apr.
2011
to
May
2011
May
2011
to
June
2011

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 184.9 184.7 13.7 0.8 1.2 5.7 -0.1

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

24.644 169.7 169.2 33.6 3.1 7.5 6.1 -0.3

Asia

73.394 165.6 165.5 9.5 0.2 -0.7 5.7 -0.1

Export Air Freight

100.000 148.0 147.7 16.9 2.9 2.7 3.6 -0.2

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

38.794 133.9 133.2 14.0 3.3 2.6 3.7 -0.5

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 165.1 165.0 12.2 1.3 1.3 3.8 -0.1

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

24.420 153.7 153.2 27.9 3.2 5.5 4.9 -0.3

Asia

64.021 148.1 148.3 8.2 0.3 -0.2 3.9 0.1

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 143.5 142.2 16.2 3.0 2.3 2.8 -0.9

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

35.958 159.6 158.6 11.5 2.9 1.9 0.8 -0.6

Asia

45.513 136.2 134.5 21.3 3.1 3.4 4.1 -1.2

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 172.3 184.0 5.0 -0.2 1.2 5.6 6.8

Europe

39.144 184.9 206.0 2.1 -3.5 2.8 8.3 11.4

Asia

25.036 143.2 159.9 2.8 2.3 -1.3 5.3 11.7

Latin America/Caribbean

14.770 169.7 167.6 19.3 2.9 5.3 -1.2 -1.2

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 181.9 183.9 4.3 7.1 1.6 3.6 1.1

Europe

30.197 213.7 243.3 1.0 0.2 9.1 7.4 13.9

Asia

31.969 175.8 161.5 4.0 10.8 -4.4 12.7 -8.1

Latin America/Caribbean

18.789 176.3 173.0 2.1 5.2 2.8 -7.6 -1.9

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2009 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available


                                          TECHNICAL NOTE


Import and Export Merchandise and Services Price Indexes -- All indexes use a modified Laspeyres 
formula and are not seasonally adjusted.  Price indexes are reweighted annually, with a two-year lag in 
the weights.  Published series use a base year of 2000=100 where possible.  More detailed index series 
and additional information may be obtained at http://www.bls.gov/mxp, or by calling (202) 691-7101.

Merchandise Goods Classification Systems -- The merchandise price indexes are published using 
three classification systems.  Items are classified by end use according to the Bureau of Economic 
Analysis Classification System, by industry according to the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS), and by product category according to the Harmonized System (HS).  While 
classification by end use and product category are self-explanatory, some notes are in order for 
classifying items by industry.  In the NAICS imports and exports tables, items are classified by output 
industry, not input industry.  As an example, NAICS import index 326 (plastics and rubber products 
manufacturing) include outputs such as manufactured plastic rather than inputs such as petroleum.  The 
NAICS classification structure also matches the classification system used by the PPI (Producer Price 
Index) to produce the NAICS primary products indexes.

Import Price Indexes -- Products have been classified by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States Annotated (TSUSA).  Import prices are based on U.S. dollar prices paid by the U.S. importer.  
The prices are generally either "free on board" (f.o.b.) foreign port or "cost, insurance, and freight" 
(c.i.f.) U.S. port transaction prices, depending on the practices of the individual industry.  The index for 
crude petroleum is calculated from data collected by the U.S. Department of Energy.  

Export Price Indexes -- Products have been classified by the Harmonized Schedule B classification 
system of the U.S. Bureau of the Census.  The prices used are generally either "free alongside ship" 
(f.a.s.) factory or "free on board" (f.o.b.) transaction prices, depending on the practices of the individual 
industry.  Prices used in the grain index, excluding rice, are obtained from the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.

Services Price Indexes -- Starting in September 2008 the Import Air Passenger Fares Indexes represent 
changes in the average revenue per passenger received by foreign carriers from U.S. residents and are 
calculated from data obtained from an airline consulting service.  These data include tickets sold by 
travel agencies and travel websites.  Tickets sold directly by the airlines are excluded, as are frequent 
flyer tickets generally.  Starting in January 2008 the Export Air Passenger Fares Indexes represent 
changes in the average revenue per passenger received by U.S. carriers from foreign residents and are 
calculated from data collected directly from airlines. These data include frequent flyer tickets and those 
sold by consolidators. Taxes and fees are included in the Import Air Passenger Fares Index and excluded 
from the Export Air Passenger Fares Index. The Air Freight Indexes are calculated from data collected 
directly from airlines. These data exclude mail and passenger baggage. The scope of the service being 
priced is the movement of freight from airport to airport only, and does not include any ground 
transportation or port service. The Air Freight Indexes are presented using two definitions: Balance of 
Payments (which represent transactions between U.S. and foreign residents) and International (which 
represent transactions inbound to and outbound from the U.S.). Fact sheets specifying detailed 
information for each services industry are available at http://www.bls.gov/mxp under "MXP 
Publications."

Import Indexes by Locality of Origin -- Prices used in these indexes are a subset of the data collected 
for the Import Price Indexes.  Beginning with January 2002, the indexes are defined by locality of origin 
using a nomenclature based upon the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  
Nonmanufactured goods are defined as NAICS 11 and 21 and manufactured goods are defined as 
NAICS 31-33. 
 
Revision Policy -- To reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents, monthly data 
may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.  After three months, no further data 
revisions take place.  So, for example, data released in the January release will be subject to revision in 
the releases for February, March, and April.

Uses of the Data -- The primary use of the indexes is to deflate trade statistics, notably the foreign trade 
sector of the National Income and Product Accounts constructed by the Department of Commerce.  
Other published indexes are useful for general market analysis.  For trade in international services, 
Balance of Payments indexes are used for deflating National Income and Product Accounts, while 
International indexes are more appropriate for market analysis.  Merchandise and services indexes also 
can be used to study U.S. competitiveness and to compute price elasticities, and the merchandise import 
indexes by country or region of origin are useful in terms of trade analysis.

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