U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

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                           U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - JUNE 2014

U.S. import prices advanced 0.1 percent in June following a 0.3-percent rise in May, the U.S. Bureau of 
Labor Statistics reported today. Higher fuel prices drove the monthly increases for both June and May. 
Prices for U.S. exports decreased 0.4 percent in June, after ticking up 0.1 percent the previous month. 

Imports

All Imports: The price index for overall imports continued to trend up in 2014, ticking up 0.1 percent in 
June, after advancing 0.3 percent the previous month. U.S. import prices increased 1.9 percent over the first 
half of 2014, leading import prices up 1.2 percent for the year ended in June. The year-over-year increase in 
June was the largest 12-month advance for import prices since the index rose 3.5 percent between March 
2011 and March 2012. 

Fuel Imports: Prices for import fuel increased 1.2 percent in June, after rising 1.6 percent in May. The June 
increase was led by a 1.4-percent advance in petroleum prices which more than offset a 1.9-percent drop in 
natural gas prices. Fuel prices advanced 6.2 percent over the past year, the largest year-over-year increase 
since the index rose 7.7 percent for the year ended in July 2013. A 6.4-percent rise in petroleum prices and a 
9.6-percent increase in natural gas prices drove the 12-month advance in overall fuel prices in June. A 12.5-
percent decline in nuclear fuel prices partially offset the higher petroleum and natural gas prices over the 
past 12 months. 

All Imports Excluding Fuel: In contrast to fuel prices, nonfuel import prices edged down 0.1 percent in 
June, after recording no change the 2 previous months. In June, lower foods, feeds, and beverages prices and 
lower prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials led the decline. The price index for nonfuel 
imports was unchanged over the past year. Lower prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials, 
automotive vehicles, and capital goods offset rising prices for foods, feeds, and beverages and consumer 
goods.    

Table A. Percent change in import and export price indexes, selected categories

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

2013

June

-0.4 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 0.8 -0.2

July

0.1 1.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

August

0.4 2.6 -0.2 -0.5 -4.2 0.0

September

0.3 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3

October

-0.6 -3.3 0.1 -0.6 -1.3 -0.5

November

-0.9 -4.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.1

December

0.1 0.7 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4

2014

January

0.4 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.4

February

1.1 5.9 0.0 0.8 1.4 0.6

March

(r)0.5 1.0 0.3 0.9 2.8 (r)0.7

April

-0.5 (r)-2.6 (r)0.0 -1.0 1.5 (r)-1.3

May

(r)0.3 (r)1.6 0.0 0.1 (r)0.3 0.1

June

0.1 1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -1.8 -0.3

June 2012 to 2013

0.1 3.8 -1.0 0.8 9.6 -0.2

June 2013 to 2014

1.2 6.2 0.0 0.2 -1.2 0.3

Footnotes
(r) Revised

Exports

All Exports: U.S. export prices fell for the second time in 3 months in June, declining 0.4 percent, after 
ticking up 0.1 percent in May and falling 1.0 percent in April. In June, lower prices for both agricultural 
prices and nonagricultural prices contributed to the overall decline. The 1.4-percent drop over the second 
quarter of 2014 was the largest 3-month decrease since a 1.6-percent drop between February and May 2013. 
Export prices rose 0.2 percent for the year ended in June.

Agricultural Exports: Agricultural export prices fell 1.8 percent in June, the largest 1-month drop in the 
index since a 4.2-percent decrease in August 2013. The June decline was driven by an 11.2-percent drop in 
wheat prices, a 7.5-percent fall in fruit prices, and an 8.1-percent decrease in corn prices. Agricultural prices 
decreased 1.2 percent over the past year. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: The price index for nonagricultural exports fell 0.3 percent in June, 
after ticking up 0.1 percent the previous month. Falling prices for nonagricultural industrial supplies and 
materials more than offset higher finished goods prices. Despite the June decline, nonagricultural prices 
increased 0.3 percent over the past 12 months. 


                                      SELECTED JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Imports by Locality of Origin: Prices for imports from China were unchanged in June following a 0.3-
percent advance in May. Import prices from China also rose over the past 12 months, advancing 0.4 percent 
between June 2013 and June 2014. The price index for imports from Japan also recorded no change in June, 
after edging down 0.1 percent in each of the 2 previous months. Prices for imports from Japan declined 1.6 
percent for the year ended in June. Import prices from Canada rose 0.6 percent in June, after recording no 
change the previous month. Higher petroleum prices led the June advance. In contrast, the price indexes for 
imports from the European Union and Mexico each edged down 0.1 percent in June. The drop followed a 
0.4-percent increase in May for import prices from the European Union, and a 0.1-percent decrease for 
import prices from Mexico. 

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices fell 0.2 
percent for the second consecutive month in June. Lower chemical prices - down 0.7 percent in June and 
0.4 percent in May - were the main contributors to the decreases in both months. 

Finished Goods: Prices for each of the major finished goods categories recorded no change in June. Capital 
goods prices previously advanced 0.2 percent in May. The price indexes for consumer goods and 
automotive vehicles were unchanged for the second consecutive month in June. Consumer goods prices 
increased 0.7 percent for the year ended in June, and prices for automotive vehicles and capital goods each 
fell over the same period, down 0.4 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. 

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Foods, feeds, and beverages prices fell 1.7 percent in June, the largest 
monthly decline for the index since a 2.8-percent drop in February 2012. The June decrease was driven by 
lower prices for fruits, vegetables, fish and coffee.  

Transportation Services: The index for import air passenger fares advanced 6.9 percent in June, the largest 
monthly increase since the index rose 7.1 percent in December. The June advance was led by an 8.7-percent 
increase in European fares and a 5.8-percent rise in Asian fares. The index for import air passenger fares 
rose 1.4 percent over the past 12 months. Import air freight prices were unchanged in June and advanced 2.3 
percent over the past year. 

Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials 
prices fell 1.0 percent in June following decreases of 0.1 percent in May and 3.9 percent in April. A 1.5-
percent drop in fuel prices, a 3.9-percent decline in gold prices, and a 0.6-percent decrease in chemicals 
prices were the largest contributors to the overall drop in nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials 
prices in June.  

Finished Goods: Prices for each of the major finished goods categories ticked up 0.1 percent in June. The 
June price uptick for capital goods and automotive vehicles followed advances of 0.2 percent and 0.1 
percent, respectively in May. In contrast, consumer goods prices edged down 0.1 percent in May. 

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares advanced 4.1 percent in June, led by a 13.2 percent 
jump in European fares. Despite the June increase, export air passenger fares fell 0.1 percent over the past 
year. Export air freight prices were unchanged in June and up 9.6 percent over the past 12 months. 

Import and Export Price Index data for July 2014 are scheduled for release on Thursday, August 14, 
2014 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2013 to June 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

All commodities

  100.000 140.2 140.4 1.2 0.5 -0.5 0.3 0.1

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

  74.653 102.4 102.3 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

All imports excluding petroleum

  80.971 116.0 115.8 0.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  79.938 119.7 119.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

5.285 179.9 176.9 2.7 3.6 -0.7 -0.5 -1.7

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

4.024 197.0 194.0 2.1 4.7 -0.6 -0.4 -1.5

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.261 141.0 138.0 4.6 0.1 -0.9 -1.1 -2.1

Industrial supplies & materials

1

32.957 252.9 254.7 3.0 0.9 -1.6 0.8 0.7

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  13.929 161.8 161.4 -1.2 1.3 -2.4 -1.0 -0.2

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

  12.896 180.3 180.0 -1.6 0.6 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  7.771 168.0 168.0 -1.2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.124 153.7 153.0 -1.2 2.3 -5.2 -2.2 -0.5

Fuels & lubricants

10

20.060 346.0 350.3 6.2 1.0 -2.6 1.6 1.2

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

19.027 382.8 388.1 6.4 0.6 -1.1 2.2 1.4

Crude

10000

14.486 397.0 408.3 7.8 0.6 0.3 1.8 2.8

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

101

0.866 149.5 147.1 7.4 8.4 -24.3 -10.6 -1.6

Gas-natural

10110

0.724 139.2 136.5 9.6 10.2 -27.3 -12.6 -1.9

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.535 113.6 113.8 0.5 -0.8 -0.2 1.0 0.2

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.663 170.2 169.7 -2.1 0.9 0.0 -0.7 -0.3

Selected building materials

13

1.030 141.3 141.6 -1.4 -0.1 -0.6 -0.6 0.2

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.530 240.4 239.4 -1.7 1.0 0.5 0.0 -0.4

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.626 157.0 157.6 -0.4 0.7 -0.6 0.4 0.4

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.512 111.5 111.6 -1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Capital goods

2

24.798 92.5 92.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Electric generating equipment

20

2.972 119.0 118.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

19.907 85.2 85.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

22

1.920 135.9 135.9 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

13.511 113.5 113.5 -0.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

23.448 108.3 108.3 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.329 118.4 118.4 2.1 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

10.922 97.8 97.7 -1.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.197 121.7 121.3 4.2 0.2 1.1 0.0 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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 2013 to June 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

All commodities

  100.000 133.6 133.0 0.2 0.9 -1.0 0.1 -0.4

Agricultural commodities

  10.305 225.7 221.6 -1.2 2.8 1.5 0.3 -1.8

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

  80.696 102.6 102.4 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Nonagricultural commodities

  89.693 127.0 126.6 0.3 0.7 -1.3 0.1 -0.3

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

9.434 226.0 222.3 -0.7 2.7 1.9 0.4 -1.6

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

8.816 230.2 226.4 -1.0 2.9 1.8 0.6 -1.7

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.618 188.4 185.9 4.3 0.1 2.3 -1.8 -1.3

Industrial supplies & materials

1

33.315 178.6 176.8 -0.5 1.8 -3.8 -0.2 -1.0

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  11.143 171.7 170.3 -3.0 0.8 0.3 -0.3 -0.8

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  22.171 183.2 181.1 0.9 2.2 -5.7 -0.1 -1.1

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.489 206.5 201.0 -1.4 2.3 -0.3 -1.3 -2.7

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  31.825 177.7 176.0 -0.5 1.8 -3.9 -0.1 -1.0

Fuels & lubricants

11

9.868 260.1 256.1 2.2 4.1 -11.8 0.1 -1.5

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

20.938 166.8 165.7 -1.5 0.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.7

Selected building materials

13

1.019 128.1 125.5 2.4 0.0 0.3 -0.9 -2.0

Capital goods

2

36.193 107.4 107.5 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.639 114.9 114.6 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Nonelectrical machinery

21

25.585 95.8 95.8 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0

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

22

6.968 156.5 156.6 3.3 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

9.401 114.0 114.1 0.6 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

11.656 115.0 115.1 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.324 111.0 111.1 -3.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

Durables, manufactured

41

4.946 112.2 112.3 0.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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 2013 to June 2014
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

Nonmanufactured articles

  17.575 173.9 176.6 7.4 2.0 -1.8 0.4 1.6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.864 184.8 174.1 0.8 12.6 -1.1 -3.0 -5.8

Crop production

111

1.435 193.9 181.0 2.3 16.5 -1.7 -3.1 -6.7

Forestry and logging (Dec. 2012=100)

113

0.137 78.1 80.1 -23.9 -3.4 -3.7 -6.8 2.6

Mining

21

15.711 172.5 176.6 8.1 0.9 -1.9 0.9 2.4

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

212

0.247 123.2 123.7 -6.5 -0.6 0.6 -1.8 0.4

Manufactured articles

  82.027 116.6 116.4 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.437 125.3 125.5 1.5 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Food manufacturing

311

3.052 159.3 159.8 3.2 1.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.3

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.918 115.4 115.4 1.9 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Textile mills (Dec. 2011=100)

313

0.354 102.1 102.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Textile product mills

314

0.760 114.5 114.5 -1.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Apparel manufacturing

315

3.707 111.0 110.9 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.646 123.5 123.5 1.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.587 138.7 137.5 0.9 0.4 -1.3 0.9 -0.9

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.619 120.6 120.6 -2.0 -0.1 -1.1 -0.7 0.0

Paper manufacturing

322

0.970 110.3 110.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.5 0.0

Printing and related support activities (Dec. 2013=100)

323

0.186 99.6 99.5 - -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.130 164.7 159.6 1.6 1.3 -5.3 4.2 -3.1

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.919 137.8 137.4 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.933 122.9 122.9 -2.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.831 130.2 130.6 1.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

54.003 108.1 108.1 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.142 158.2 157.9 -1.4 0.9 0.2 0.4 -0.2

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.661 126.9 126.9 -0.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.856 121.6 121.8 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.913 80.3 80.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.048 118.1 117.8 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

14.355 112.0 112.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.340 115.2 115.5 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.687 121.9 121.7 0.7 0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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 2013 to June 2014
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

Nonmanufactured articles

  7.539 168.4 164.6 -4.2 8.1 -13.7 -0.1 -2.3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

5.212 205.0 198.9 -6.4 3.8 0.6 0.0 -3.0

Crop production

111

4.981 213.5 207.3 -6.7 3.9 0.8 0.6 -2.9

Mining

21

2.327 94.8 94.2 1.6 15.1 -34.5 -0.3 -0.6

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.315 98.2 98.7 -6.4 -0.5 -1.1 -0.6 0.5

Manufactured articles

  90.528 120.8 120.5 0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

7.228 157.7 157.8 4.1 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.1

Food manufacturing

311

5.123 182.9 183.6 5.9 1.5 2.6 0.7 0.4

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.538 121.9 118.0 -7.2 0.0 -0.6 -1.9 -3.2

Leather and allied product manufacturing (Dec. 2013=100)

316

0.291 107.0 107.1 - 2.6 1.5 0.5 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

26.043 132.0 131.0 -1.1 0.6 -2.3 0.1 -0.8

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.459 124.6 124.2 5.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Paper manufacturing

322

1.821 125.1 124.1 1.6 0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.8

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

7.340 165.8 162.5 1.8 1.9 -7.6 0.5 -2.0

Chemical manufacturing

325

13.218 127.3 127.1 -3.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.157 119.1 119.3 -1.1 -0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.770 113.3 113.3 2.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

57.257 112.9 112.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.653 148.6 146.5 -5.6 1.7 1.0 -1.1 -1.4

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.690 127.7 127.8 -2.8 -3.2 0.2 0.0 0.1

Machinery manufacturing

333

11.691 124.1 124.1 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.0

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

13.766 88.0 88.0 -0.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.447 114.1 114.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.583 119.9 120.0 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Furniture and related product manufacturing (Dec. 2011=100)

337

0.361 107.8 107.9 2.2 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.066 125.3 125.6 3.1 1.1 0.5 -0.2 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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 2013 to June 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

1.309 198.9 194.6 8.5 1.7 1.3 -1.0 -2.2

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.288 243.4 247.4 12.6 3.3 4.2 -1.4 1.6

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.718 146.1 140.4 4.3 0.1 -1.1 -0.9 -3.9

Vegetable products

II

1.739 211.9 197.4 -3.3 8.5 -1.0 0.7 -6.8

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.430 408.2 354.0 1.9 9.8 -1.7 15.3 -13.3

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.447 111.6 101.0 -8.5 16.8 -0.5 -12.3 -9.5

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.359 257.3 246.7 4.7 9.3 -6.8 7.3 -4.1

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

III

0.248 115.6 116.1 -0.3 4.5 -1.2 0.0 0.4

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.471 160.1 161.7 3.3 0.4 0.2 -0.1 1.0

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.166 89.2 92.3 0.5 1.5 0.0 1.7 3.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.233 107.1 114.1 26.6 7.1 2.1 -1.2 6.5

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

19

0.243 131.3 131.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

20

0.304 168.9 170.0 2.9 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 0.7

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.931 125.8 125.8 1.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Mineral products

V

19.940 348.6 353.3 6.4 1.1 -2.4 1.6 1.3

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

27

19.682 345.8 350.5 6.5 1.1 -2.5 1.7 1.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.128 152.8 152.3 1.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.647 330.3 325.5 -6.2 0.9 5.6 2.7 -1.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.382 135.5 134.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.6 -1.0 -0.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.330 133.6 133.6 6.9 -0.1 0.2 0.5 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.319 111.0 107.9 -14.5 5.3 -1.3 -1.2 -2.8

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.174 102.1 102.2 9.0 0.9 0.8 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.462 93.4 93.4 -6.8 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.131 147.6 147.7 -2.9 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.001 149.4 149.4 1.0 0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.130 145.8 146.2 -9.0 -0.7 -0.7 -1.3 0.3

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

VIII

0.616 128.9 127.7 1.8 0.8 -0.2 0.5 -0.9

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

42

0.570 130.4 130.2 2.6 0.8 -0.1 0.5 -0.2

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

IX

0.648 146.1 146.4 -2.8 -0.1 -0.9 -0.9 0.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.036 113.7 113.7 0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.0

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

48

0.682 107.1 107.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.192 99.5 99.4 - -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.695 114.2 114.1 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.831 103.0 102.9 -0.5 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.704 119.2 119.1 1.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.547 108.1 108.2 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.321 122.0 121.9 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.2 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.141 121.4 121.4 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0

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

XIII

0.767 132.7 133.2 0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.4

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

68

0.253 125.4 126.6 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 1.0

Ceramic products

69

0.236 141.0 141.6 0.7 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.4

Glass and glassware

70

0.278 129.5 129.4 0.7 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

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

XIV

2.630 182.0 180.1 -3.3 2.8 0.1 -0.9 -1.0

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.301 182.3 183.0 0.9 0.2 -0.2 0.8 0.4

Iron and steel

72

1.265 222.5 221.9 2.9 0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.664 153.6 154.3 -0.7 1.2 -0.6 0.3 0.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.436 329.0 327.2 -3.7 -3.4 -3.2 1.7 -0.5

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.705 137.8 140.6 2.2 0.1 0.2 1.0 2.0

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

82

0.392 129.5 129.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.6 0.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.441 136.7 136.7 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0

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

XVI

26.980 84.6 84.6 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.024 89.7 89.7 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.6 0.0

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

85

12.956 79.7 79.7 -1.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.021 116.2 116.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.014 114.9 114.9 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

88

0.907 119.7 119.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

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

XVIII

3.414 104.6 104.7 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.116 101.4 101.5 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.241 144.0 143.9 2.9 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.525 113.3 113.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

94

2.050 117.4 117.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.244 105.7 105.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.231 135.1 135.3 -2.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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 2013 to June 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

2.209 245.4 242.1 12.7 3.2 4.7 0.1 -1.3

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

02

1.287 187.0 189.0 13.0 2.9 6.1 2.3 1.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.353 203.6 200.4 9.3 -0.2 3.0 -2.6 -1.6

Vegetable products

II

4.845 260.3 252.8 -7.0 3.8 0.7 0.8 -2.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

1.168 183.0 174.3 12.5 -0.5 -4.4 0.6 -4.8

Cereals

10

1.220 270.0 246.5 -19.7 6.7 2.9 1.7 -8.7

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

12

1.996 290.8 293.9 -1.9 5.7 2.3 0.3 1.1

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

III

0.255 117.3 115.0 -13.1 3.5 1.8 0.1 -2.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.942 169.8 169.2 1.3 0.5 1.3 -0.2 -0.4

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

20

0.351 119.0 119.0 5.2 1.7 1.9 0.0 0.0

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

22

0.484 111.6 110.7 -1.9 0.3 0.5 0.1 -0.8

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.766 281.8 278.8 4.3 1.6 1.3 -0.6 -1.1

Mineral products

V

9.647 301.0 296.7 1.3 4.5 -13.5 0.2 -1.4

Ores, slag and ash (Dec. 2012=100)

26

0.434 93.6 96.2 3.6 -0.2 -1.1 2.2 2.8

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

27

9.030 298.3 293.3 1.2 4.8 -14.3 0.1 -1.7

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.680 148.7 148.8 -3.3 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.881 173.6 170.1 -8.4 -0.6 -1.4 0.8 -2.0

Organic chemicals

29

3.066 161.2 161.0 -1.9 -0.1 -1.0 0.2 -0.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.557 115.4 115.7 -5.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3

Fertilizers (Dec. 2012=100)

31

0.302 84.9 84.4 -11.3 2.6 12.4 -0.5 -0.6

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.703 133.5 133.4 -3.7 0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

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

34

0.460 120.1 120.7 1.0 -1.3 0.0 0.3 0.5

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.746 153.5 156.0 -0.3 0.6 -1.8 -1.1 1.6

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.178 150.7 150.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.201 145.4 145.0 1.6 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.977 173.7 173.4 -5.2 0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.2

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

VIII

0.445 158.7 159.0 8.5 2.1 1.0 0.1 0.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.270 125.1 124.0 1.1 0.5 -0.5 -0.3 -0.9

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.685 130.5 127.0 -3.9 0.3 0.6 -1.2 -2.7

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

48

1.160 123.5 123.4 3.7 0.7 -1.3 0.2 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.926 135.4 134.2 2.1 0.7 -0.8 -0.3 -0.9

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.628 155.2 149.4 4.3 3.2 -1.4 -1.0 -3.7

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

XIII

0.741 120.3 120.3 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.380 98.8 98.8 1.3 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.0

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

XIV

4.418 250.2 246.2 -3.0 3.0 1.8 -1.4 -1.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.251 163.4 163.4 -1.4 -1.3 -0.6 0.6 0.0

Iron and steel

72

1.431 193.1 191.8 2.7 1.7 0.8 1.1 -0.7

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.587 223.8 226.4 -4.4 0.1 -4.1 0.2 1.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.823 119.4 119.8 -2.2 -1.6 -2.3 2.0 0.3

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

82

0.402 139.3 139.4 5.0 0.4 -1.1 1.0 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.310 147.1 147.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XVI

27.719 97.6 97.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.767 113.0 113.1 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

10.952 80.9 80.8 -1.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.385 129.9 130.0 1.6 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

8.712 115.1 115.2 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

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

XVIII

5.981 107.7 107.7 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.406 110.5 110.5 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.3 0.0

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.779 121.7 121.8 0.0 0.2 0.5 -0.6 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.474 89.5 89.5 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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 2013 to June 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

Industrialized Countries(2)

100.000 134.1 134.2 2.1 1.0 -1.1 0.4 0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

13.157 256.6 259.3 8.4 3.6 -5.5 0.5 1.1

Manufactured articles

86.259 124.3 124.2 1.1 0.6 -0.4 0.3 -0.1

Other Countries(3)

100.000 138.8 138.8 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0

Nonmanufactured articles

20.152 350.9 357.4 5.5 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.9

Manufactured articles

79.600 110.1 109.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.5

Canada

100.000 155.8 156.7 2.5 1.7 -2.7 0.0 0.6

Nonmanufactured articles

33.953 248.7 251.3 9.7 3.9 -5.8 0.5 1.0

Manufactured articles

65.176 134.8 135.3 -1.2 0.5 -1.0 -0.3 0.4

European Union(4)

100.000 139.1 139.0 2.8 0.1 0.6 0.4 -0.1

Manufactured articles

99.311 135.2 135.2 2.8 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.0

France (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 122.9 123.3 1.2 -0.8 -0.1 0.6 0.3

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 119.5 119.4 3.2 0.3 0.5 0.2 -0.1

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 131.1 131.3 2.8 0.2 0.7 0.5 0.2

Latin America(5)

100.000 174.1 173.9 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

29.383 375.6 379.1 2.9 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9

Manufactured articles

70.216 131.0 130.2 -0.8 -0.4 -0.5 0.3 -0.6

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 142.2 142.0 -0.8 1.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

17.247 202.2 200.3 2.0 6.7 0.5 -0.6 -0.9

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

82.504 92.7 92.7 -1.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

100.000 102.7 102.7 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

China (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 104.1 104.1 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0

Japan

100.000 99.0 99.0 -1.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Asian NICs(7)

100.000 88.9 88.9 -2.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

100.000 104.1 103.9 -0.8 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2

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

100.000 266.4 270.0 4.1 0.8 0.4 -0.6 1.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 trade values.
(2) Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
(3) Eastern Europe, Latin America, OPEC countries, and other countries in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere.
(4) European Union countries.
(5) Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
(6) China, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and the Asian Newly Industrialized Countries.
(7) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries - Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
(8) Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
(9) 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 2013 to June 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2014(1)
Index Percent change
May
2014
June
2014
Annual Monthly
June
2013
to
June
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014
Mar.
2014
to
Apr.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 175.7 175.7 2.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.0

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

28.264 180.3 180.7 10.5 -0.2 -0.6 0.1 0.2

Asia

67.439 151.4 151.3 -0.1 0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Export Air Freight

100.000 160.3 160.3 9.6 0.0 0.2 5.8 0.0

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

35.557 143.2 143.2 8.6 -0.1 0.1 5.4 0.0

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 165.2 165.3 2.9 1.0 -0.2 0.5 0.1

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

27.180 159.4 159.6 8.0 0.0 -0.3 0.1 0.1

Asia

62.410 147.6 147.6 1.4 1.7 -0.3 0.8 0.0

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 153.0 153.2 5.4 0.4 -0.2 3.2 0.1

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

33.449 171.6 172.0 7.2 0.0 -0.1 3.6 0.2

Asia

47.154 145.1 145.2 4.9 0.7 -0.4 2.9 0.1

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 195.0 208.5 1.4 -3.4 0.3 2.1 6.9

Europe

42.870 217.3 236.1 -1.1 -5.1 -1.4 3.8 8.7

Asia

24.795 158.2 167.4 -3.2 -3.4 -1.2 8.3 5.8

Latin America/Caribbean

8.733 168.4 169.3 -2.3 1.8 3.2 -3.3 0.5

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 188.1 195.8 -0.1 3.6 3.0 2.3 4.1

Europe

28.081 234.3 265.3 2.5 2.9 3.8 4.3 13.2

Asia

29.998 165.1 167.1 -0.2 4.1 2.1 8.3 1.2

Latin America/Caribbean

19.135 197.1 196.4 3.5 1.8 -4.0 1.2 -0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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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Last Modified Date: July 15, 2014