U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

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                              U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - JUNE 2015

The price index for U.S. imports edged down 0.1 percent in June following a 1.2-percent increase the 
previous month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The June drop was led by lower nonfuel 
prices, which more than offset an increase in fuel prices. U.S. export prices fell 0.2 percent in June, after 
rising 0.6 percent in May. 

Imports

All Imports: Overall import prices declined 0.1 percent in June, resuming a downward trend over the past 
year, after the index rose 1.2 percent in May. Prices for U.S imports also decreased over the past 12 months, 
falling 10.0 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. Overall import prices have not recorded a year-over-year 
advance since the index rose 0.9 percent for the year ended in July 2014. 

All Imports Excluding Fuel: Nonfuel import prices led the overall decrease in import prices in June, 
declining 0.2 percent. Nonfuel import prices have not recorded an advance since the index ticked up 0.1 
percent in July 2014. Lower prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; and foods, feeds, and 
beverages drove the decline in nonfuel import prices in June. The price indexes for the major finished goods 
categories were mostly unchanged from May to June. The price index for nonfuel imports declined 2.3 
percent for the year ended in June. The decrease was led by a 6.7-percent drop in nonfuel industrial supplies 
and materials prices, although the price indexes for capital goods; automotive vehicles; consumer goods; 
and foods, feeds, and beverages all declined as well. 

Fuel Imports: Import fuel prices increased 0.7 percent in June following a 10.8-percent rise the previous 
month. Both the price indexes for petroleum and natural gas contributed to the June advance, rising 0.8 
percent and 0.3 percent, respectively. Prices for import fuel have not recorded a decline since the index fell 
1.9 percent in February. Despite the recent increases, the index declined 40.7 percent for the year ended in 
June. Petroleum prices decreased 41.3 percent over the past year, and prices for natural gas declined 42.7 
percent. 

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

2014

June

0.3 1.6 -0.1 -0.5 -1.9 -0.3

July

-0.3 -1.5 0.1 0.1 -1.8 0.2

August

-0.8 -3.8 0.0 -0.5 -3.1 -0.2

September

-0.8 -3.6 -0.2 -0.4 -1.6 -0.2

October

-1.4 -6.8 -0.1 -0.9 -2.2 -0.7

November

-1.8 -9.3 -0.3 -0.9 0.1 -1.0

December

-2.5 -15.0 -0.1 -0.9 -0.7 -1.0

2015

January

-3.2 -20.1 -0.7 -1.7 -1.4 -1.8

February

-0.4 -1.9 -0.2 -0.2 -2.2 0.2

March

-0.2 (r)1.5 -0.4 (r)0.0 (r)-1.6 0.2

April

-0.2 (r)1.7 -0.3 -0.7 -0.9 -0.7

May

(r)1.2 (r)10.8 0.0 0.6 (r)-1.2 0.7

June

-0.1 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -1.5 -0.1

June 2013 to 2014

1.2 6.2 0.0 0.2 -1.2 0.3

June 2014 to 2015

-10.0 -40.7 -2.3 -5.7 -16.7 -4.5

Footnotes
(r) Revised

Exports

All Exports: The price index for U.S. exports declined 0.2 percent in June, after rising 0.6 percent the 
previous month, which was the largest advance since the index rose 0.9 percent in March 2014. Falling 
agricultural prices drove the June decline, although nonagricultural prices also decreased. Export prices 
declined 5.7 percent over the past year, and have not recorded a 12-month advance since the index rose 0.4 
percent for the year ended in August 2014. 

Agricultural Exports: Export agricultural prices fell 1.5 percent in June following a 1.2-percent drop in 
May. The June decline was led by a 4.1-percent decrease in soybean prices, a 6.1-percent decline in fruit 
prices, and a 1.8-percent drop in meat prices. Those decreases more than offset a 4.5-percent advance in 
wheat prices. Agricultural prices have not recorded a 1-month rise since the index ticked up 0.1 percent in 
November 2014, and fell 16.7 percent over the past 12 months. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: Prices for nonagricultural exports edged down 0.1 percent in June, 
after a 0.7-percent advance the previous month. In June, lower nonagricultural industrial supplies and 
materials prices more than offset higher prices for consumer goods and automotive vehicles. The price index 
for nonagricultural exports declined 4.5 percent over the past year, driven by lower prices for 
nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials and consumer goods. 


                                    SELECTED JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Imports by Locality of Origin: Import prices from China fell 0.1 percent in June, after a 0.3-percent drop 
in May. Prices for imports from China have not recorded a monthly advance since a 0.1-percent increase in 
December 2014, and declined 1.2 percent over the past 12 months. The price index for imports from Japan 
also decreased in June, falling 0.4 percent. Import prices from Japan last increased on a 1-month basis in 
March 2014, and declined 2.9 percent for the year ended in June. In contrast, prices for imports from 
Canada, the European Union, and Mexico all rose in June; up 0.4 percent, 0.2 percent, and 0.1 percent, 
respectively. 

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials fell 0.5 
percent in June, after edging down 0.1 percent in May. The June decline was led by a 1.3-percent drop in 
unfinished metal prices and a 0.5-percent decrease in chemical prices. 

Finished Goods: Most of the major finished goods categories recorded little change in June. Automotive 
vehicles prices edged down 0.1 percent, driven by a 0.4-percent drop in automobile parts prices. The price 
indexes for capital goods and consumer goods recorded no change in June. 

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Prices for foods, feeds, and beverages declined 0.6 percent in June following 
a 0.2-percent increase in May. The June decrease was led by a 2.8-percent drop in fruit prices and a 1.7-
percent decline both in fish and shellfish prices and vegetable prices. 

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares increased 8.9 percent in June, led by a 6.4-percent 
advance in European fares and a 9.1-percent rise in Asian fares. The June increase in overall import 
passenger fares was the largest monthly rise since a 10.7-percent advance in June 2013. Despite the 
advance, import air passenger fares declined 1.1 percent over the past year. Import air freight prices fell in 
June, decreasing 0.9 percent for the month and 1.1 percent over the past year. 

Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonagricultural industrial 
supplies and materials exports declined 0.2 percent in June following a 2.2-percent rise in May. The June 
decrease was driven by a 1.5-percent decline in nonferrous metal prices and a 0.6-percent drop in chemical 
prices. 

Finished Goods: Finished goods prices rose overall in June. Prices for consumer goods increased 0.3 
percent, the largest monthly advance since a 0.3-percent rise in July 2014. Automotive vehicles prices also 
rose in June, ticking up 0.1 percent. The price index for capital goods recorded no change in June. 

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares advanced 1.4 percent in June following a 2.8-percent 
rise in May. The June increase was led by an 8.4-percent advance in European fares, in contrast to May, 
when higher Asian fares were the largest contributor to the advance. Export air passenger fares declined 
15.9 percent over the past year. Prices for export air freight advanced 0.3 percent in June, and decreased 1.6 
percent over the past 12 months. 

Import and Export Price Index data for July 2015 are scheduled for release on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 
8:30 a.m. (EDT). 

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2014 to June 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

All commodities

  100.000 126.6 126.5 -10.0 -0.2 -0.2 1.2 -0.1

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

  82.106 100.1 100.0 -2.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

All imports excluding petroleum

  88.754 113.0 112.8 -2.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.2

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  88.018 117.1 116.9 -2.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

5.912 176.8 175.8 -0.5 -0.7 -0.9 0.2 -0.6

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

4.613 196.2 195.4 0.9 -0.7 -0.8 0.9 -0.4

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.299 132.6 131.1 -5.0 -0.6 -1.3 -2.1 -1.1

Industrial supplies & materials

1

25.365 184.8 185.0 -27.4 -0.1 0.3 4.8 0.1

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  14.119 148.8 148.1 -8.4 -1.6 -1.2 -0.1 -0.5

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

  13.383 168.9 168.1 -6.7 -1.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.5

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  7.909 156.1 155.3 -7.7 -1.7 -1.1 -0.4 -0.5

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.475 139.6 139.0 -9.3 -1.6 -1.3 0.1 -0.4

Fuels & lubricants

10

11.980 206.4 207.9 -40.7 1.5 1.7 10.8 0.7

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

11.244 225.9 227.7 -41.3 2.2 2.4 11.7 0.8

Crude

10000

8.145 229.8 233.9 -42.1 0.7 5.0 13.4 1.8

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

101

0.536 95.8 95.7 -35.4 -8.2 -8.8 -0.7 -0.1

Gas-natural

10110

0.378 78.7 78.9 -42.7 -10.7 -12.0 -0.9 0.3

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.588 111.0 110.3 -2.9 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.6

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.954 160.8 160.2 -5.7 -1.0 -0.6 0.3 -0.4

Selected building materials

13

1.176 135.5 136.6 -3.5 -1.1 -0.9 -1.2 0.8

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.312 210.0 207.2 -13.5 -3.1 -1.9 -0.4 -1.3

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.690 153.3 153.0 -3.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.663 110.0 109.8 -2.0 -0.9 -0.4 0.2 -0.2

Capital goods

2

27.225 91.0 91.0 -1.7 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Electric generating equipment

20

3.315 118.2 118.2 -1.5 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 0.0

Nonelectrical machinery

21

21.509 83.5 83.5 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

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

22

2.400 136.9 136.9 0.8 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

15.137 111.2 111.1 -2.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

26.361 107.4 107.4 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Nondurables, manufactured

40

12.560 119.1 119.1 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

12.338 95.8 95.8 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.463 118.3 118.5 -2.3 -3.4 -0.1 0.3 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

All commodities

  100.000 125.7 125.4 -5.7 0.0 -0.7 0.6 -0.2

Agricultural commodities

  8.905 187.4 184.5 -16.7 -1.6 -0.9 -1.2 -1.5

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

  83.532 100.6 100.5 -1.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Nonagricultural commodities

  91.094 121.0 120.9 -4.5 0.2 -0.7 0.7 -0.1

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

8.260 189.0 184.7 -17.0 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -2.3

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

7.552 189.0 186.1 -17.8 -2.0 -1.1 -0.9 -1.5

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.708 197.4 177.3 -4.5 8.5 -2.0 -4.1 -10.2

Industrial supplies & materials

1

31.426 156.4 156.0 -11.9 0.3 -1.5 2.0 -0.3

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  10.990 160.1 159.7 -6.2 -1.5 -0.4 0.0 -0.2

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  20.436 155.3 154.9 -14.7 1.4 -2.1 3.2 -0.3

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.353 183.4 180.4 -9.3 0.8 -0.2 -2.3 -1.6

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  30.072 155.6 155.3 -12.0 0.3 -1.6 2.2 -0.2

Fuels & lubricants

11

8.207 186.8 187.4 -27.1 3.8 -5.8 8.0 0.3

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

20.870 158.2 157.8 -4.8 -0.9 0.0 0.3 -0.3

Selected building materials

13

0.995 117.6 115.5 -8.1 -0.5 -0.5 -0.8 -1.8

Capital goods

2

37.750 107.5 107.5 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.818 114.5 114.6 -1.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

25.823 95.1 95.1 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

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

22

8.109 160.9 161.0 3.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

10.146 114.0 114.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.418 112.5 112.8 -1.9 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.3

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.514 108.4 108.8 -2.0 -0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.4

Durables, manufactured

41

5.294 110.4 110.8 -1.3 0.2 -0.5 0.0 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

Nonmanufactured articles

  10.825 108.5 109.6 -37.4 -0.2 2.5 9.9 1.0

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

2.044 177.9 176.7 1.6 -1.4 -0.1 1.6 -0.7

Crop production

111

1.643 188.6 186.8 3.5 -2.2 0.2 2.6 -1.0

Animal production (Dec. 2014=100)

112

0.221 91.6 93.8 - 0.1 0.3 -2.4 2.4

Forestry and logging (Dec. 2012=100)

113

0.108 64.0 63.9 -20.6 -2.2 -2.1 -0.6 -0.2

Mining

21

8.781 100.4 101.9 -41.7 0.1 3.1 12.1 1.5

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

212

0.212 102.2 101.7 -17.8 0.4 -12.1 0.3 -0.5

Manufactured articles

  88.859 112.0 111.8 -4.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 -0.2

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

11.825 124.6 124.4 -0.8 -0.5 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Food manufacturing

311

3.283 153.4 152.7 -4.4 -1.9 -0.9 -0.5 -0.5

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

1.071 117.5 117.7 1.9 0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.2

Textile mills (Dec. 2011=100)

313

0.400 101.2 101.2 -0.8 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 0.0

Textile product mills

314

0.877 112.5 112.4 -1.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

4.322 112.2 112.0 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.871 124.1 124.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.537 124.1 123.7 -10.9 0.7 -0.7 1.2 -0.3

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.697 112.7 114.1 -5.5 -1.9 -1.3 -2.0 1.2

Paper manufacturing

322

1.094 109.1 108.4 -2.2 -0.9 -0.5 0.1 -0.6

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

2.941 104.0 102.5 -38.2 6.0 -3.0 7.9 -1.4

Chemical manufacturing

325

9.471 134.4 134.1 -2.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.167 119.8 119.7 -2.6 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.1

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.963 130.4 130.8 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

59.497 105.5 105.3 -2.7 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Primary metal manufacturing

331

3.986 140.1 138.5 -12.3 -2.8 -1.9 -0.7 -1.1

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.985 126.2 126.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Machinery manufacturing

333

7.125 119.0 119.1 -2.1 0.0 -0.5 0.2 0.1

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

17.499 78.2 78.1 -2.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.642 117.6 117.5 -1.1 -0.1 -0.8 0.0 -0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

16.270 110.2 110.1 -1.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.562 116.0 116.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.429 120.3 120.3 -1.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

Nonmanufactured articles

  6.440 134.3 131.9 -19.7 2.0 -2.3 -0.4 -1.8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.235 165.7 163.4 -17.4 0.5 0.4 -1.7 -1.4

Crop production

111

3.861 171.2 170.0 -17.6 -0.2 0.6 -1.6 -0.7

Mining

21

2.205 74.8 72.9 -23.2 4.9 -7.5 2.2 -2.5

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.220 90.4 88.3 -10.5 -0.8 -1.6 1.8 -2.3

Manufactured articles

  92.034 115.4 115.2 -4.5 0.0 -0.7 0.6 -0.2

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.975 141.3 139.3 -11.7 -1.8 -1.5 -0.9 -1.4

Food manufacturing

311

4.772 159.6 157.0 -14.6 -2.4 -2.1 -0.8 -1.6

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.603 115.2 111.5 -5.7 0.6 1.3 -2.5 -3.2

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

24.748 116.8 116.7 -11.1 0.8 -1.5 2.5 -0.1

Paper manufacturing

322

1.862 123.7 123.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

5.733 112.8 113.4 -30.0 4.4 -6.6 10.4 0.5

Chemical manufacturing

325

13.311 121.6 121.1 -5.2 -0.4 0.3 0.6 -0.4

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.238 118.9 118.8 -0.4 0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.1

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.815 112.2 112.5 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

60.311 112.3 112.2 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.752 140.2 139.2 -4.9 -2.1 -0.6 -0.6 -0.7

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.984 129.2 128.9 0.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

11.435 125.3 125.5 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

14.130 85.7 85.6 -2.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.736 115.1 114.8 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.3

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

17.356 121.4 121.5 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

337

0.380 109.8 109.2 1.2 -2.3 0.8 1.1 -0.5

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.539 123.0 123.7 -1.4 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.6

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.334 187.0 186.1 -5.0 -1.7 -0.9 -1.7 -0.5

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.321 241.6 239.4 -4.8 -5.3 -0.4 0.5 -0.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.678 129.7 127.4 -9.2 -1.1 -1.7 -2.9 -1.8

Vegetable products

II

1.958 203.5 201.9 2.8 -1.7 -1.5 3.5 -0.8

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.546 465.8 459.9 29.9 8.9 -4.4 14.1 -1.3

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.492 98.5 95.8 -5.2 -1.8 -0.3 -1.0 -2.7

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.367 240.5 242.0 0.5 -4.6 -0.2 -1.6 0.6

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

III

0.267 105.3 105.9 -8.5 -0.2 -4.1 1.5 0.6

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.770 160.9 160.7 -0.6 -0.7 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.185 91.0 90.6 -1.8 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 -0.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.247 110.6 111.1 -2.6 -3.6 0.0 2.2 0.5

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

19

0.276 132.0 132.0 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

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

20

0.330 158.0 154.9 -8.7 -1.2 -0.8 -2.2 -2.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.040 127.5 127.6 1.4 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.1

Mineral products

V

11.868 207.2 208.9 -40.8 1.5 1.5 10.9 0.8

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

27

11.633 204.5 206.2 -41.1 1.5 1.8 11.1 0.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.649 148.8 148.3 -2.8 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.665 300.8 295.4 -9.3 -1.8 0.7 -0.9 -1.8

Organic chemicals

29

2.453 124.3 123.5 -8.6 -0.1 0.6 0.4 -0.6

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.466 136.6 136.7 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.390 113.8 111.8 3.2 -0.5 -2.0 1.9 -1.8

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

32

0.202 98.3 99.5 -1.7 -4.3 -1.7 0.0 1.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.551 91.0 91.0 -2.8 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.380 142.2 142.0 -4.1 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.203 146.8 146.2 -2.4 -0.7 -0.8 0.0 -0.4

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.177 135.8 136.0 -7.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.3 0.1

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

VIII

0.715 128.1 128.1 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

42

0.666 130.6 130.7 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

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

IX

0.723 137.1 138.5 -5.4 -1.8 -1.2 -1.9 1.0

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.686 94.0 95.0 - -1.9 -1.2 -2.0 1.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.147 112.0 111.9 -1.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

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

48

0.765 106.2 106.1 -1.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.437 114.7 114.6 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.177 104.3 104.3 1.4 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.952 120.3 120.0 0.8 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.633 106.6 106.6 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.483 122.9 122.9 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.289 122.0 122.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XIII

0.894 132.5 133.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.268 138.8 138.9 -1.9 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.313 129.6 129.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

XIV

3.031 171.6 171.3 -4.9 -2.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.305 169.8 168.4 -8.0 -1.3 -1.3 -0.1 -0.8

Iron and steel

72

1.081 182.5 181.6 -18.3 -3.0 -4.9 -2.2 -0.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.677 149.7 148.5 -3.6 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 -0.8

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.464 292.9 303.3 -7.3 0.8 0.9 0.8 3.6

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.758 136.2 131.5 -6.6 -2.6 0.3 0.1 -3.5

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

82

0.443 128.8 129.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.516 138.3 138.4 1.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

XVI

29.438 82.7 82.6 -2.4 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.965 87.8 87.8 -2.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

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

85

14.473 77.7 77.7 -2.6 -0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.640 114.6 114.6 -1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.323 113.2 113.2 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

88

1.225 119.9 119.9 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

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

XVIII

3.858 103.7 103.8 -1.0 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.539 100.5 100.6 -1.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.258 141.8 141.9 -1.4 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.995 113.0 112.8 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

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

94

2.407 117.6 117.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.333 104.8 104.8 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.255 134.2 134.1 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.912 202.3 195.4 -19.4 -1.9 -3.1 -1.1 -3.4

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

02

1.107 155.2 151.2 -20.0 -5.5 -3.9 -1.3 -2.6

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.423 220.5 206.8 3.3 9.6 -3.8 -2.1 -6.2

Vegetable products

II

3.972 210.3 206.9 -18.1 -1.3 -0.3 -1.0 -1.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

1.156 181.0 177.6 2.1 -4.4 -0.9 4.7 -1.9

Cereals

10

0.969 192.6 194.4 -21.1 -0.8 2.9 -9.1 0.9

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

12

1.420 212.2 204.7 -30.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1 -3.5

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

III

0.199 95.1 98.8 -15.0 -0.2 -1.4 -0.3 3.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.935 154.7 152.3 -10.1 -1.6 -0.9 -1.3 -1.6

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

20

0.401 118.4 118.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.3

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

22

0.513 110.7 112.2 1.4 -0.1 0.3 0.2 1.4

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.738 222.6 212.4 -24.0 -2.3 -0.1 -4.5 -4.6

Mineral products

V

8.054 214.3 213.4 -27.9 3.8 -6.0 8.1 -0.4

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

26

0.503 90.4 86.0 -9.5 -0.2 -2.7 5.0 -4.9

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

27

7.361 207.0 206.9 -29.3 4.1 -6.4 8.7 0.0

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.890 144.0 143.7 -4.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.897 185.7 183.0 6.6 1.3 0.3 0.4 -1.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.954 147.0 146.4 -10.2 -1.3 0.6 0.5 -0.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.563 111.1 111.6 -3.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.3 0.5

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.787 136.5 136.4 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1

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

34

0.479 114.4 114.8 -4.8 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.899 152.9 151.8 -3.3 -0.2 1.2 -1.4 -0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.196 144.4 143.5 -4.7 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 -0.6

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.243 140.0 138.8 -4.4 -0.2 -0.4 0.5 -0.9

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.953 162.3 163.4 -5.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.7

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

VIII

0.423 141.8 139.9 -12.1 -0.5 -2.4 -1.8 -1.3

Raw hides and skins other than furskins and leather (Dec.2014=100)

41

0.257 90.0 87.6 - -0.6 -3.7 -2.5 -2.7

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, baskets and wickerwork (Dec. 2014=100)

IX

0.617 97.7 97.2 - -0.6 -0.9 -0.2 -0.5

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.227 123.4 123.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.4 0.2

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.618 123.6 126.4 -0.3 -0.8 0.2 1.3 2.3

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

48

1.204 123.7 122.8 -0.5 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.7

Printed material (Dec. 2014=100)

49

0.405 99.1 99.1 - 0.0 -1.2 0.0 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.772 122.0 122.3 -7.7 -0.6 0.2 -0.6 0.2

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.448 117.5 119.1 -17.8 -0.9 0.9 -1.9 1.4

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

XIII

0.816 122.2 122.4 1.8 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.2

Glass and glassware

70

0.421 99.0 99.0 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

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

XIV

4.752 234.8 233.8 -4.8 -1.6 -0.3 -0.6 -0.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.167 152.5 152.8 -6.4 -1.2 -0.7 0.3 0.2

Iron and steel

72

1.162 156.8 165.5 -13.7 -4.6 -1.8 -1.2 5.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.538 199.2 190.8 -15.2 2.2 0.7 5.7 -4.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.891 118.4 115.5 -3.6 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -2.4

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.330 147.7 147.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVI

28.825 97.1 97.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

17.359 113.6 113.5 0.5 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

11.466 79.2 79.2 -2.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.489 130.8 130.9 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.010 115.1 115.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

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

XVIII

6.138 106.8 107.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.7

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.484 111.7 111.3 0.7 -0.4 0.5 0.2 -0.4

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.847 124.4 123.7 1.6 -0.7 1.1 0.5 -0.6

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.476 89.5 89.6 0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

Industrialized Countries(2)

100.000 122.0 122.1 -8.7 -0.6 0.0 1.1 0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

8.764 152.9 154.2 -40.2 -1.3 3.6 9.8 0.9

Manufactured articles

90.789 119.2 119.2 -3.9 -0.4 -0.4 0.3 0.0

Other Countries(3)

100.000 124.4 124.6 -10.2 0.0 -0.2 1.0 0.2

Nonmanufactured articles

11.980 221.2 223.8 -36.6 0.3 2.9 8.6 1.2

Manufactured articles

87.790 105.8 105.8 -3.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0 0.0

Canada

100.000 128.9 129.4 -17.3 -0.7 0.6 2.4 0.4

Nonmanufactured articles

24.161 146.9 147.8 -40.9 -0.9 3.9 10.0 0.6

Manufactured articles

75.133 128.3 128.7 -4.9 -0.7 -0.2 0.2 0.3

European Union(4)

100.000 134.6 134.9 -3.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.7 0.2

Manufactured articles

99.360 131.0 131.4 -2.8 -0.3 -0.5 0.7 0.3

France (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 121.5 121.9 -1.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.3

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 116.5 117.1 -2.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.5

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 121.6 121.8 -7.2 0.0 -0.4 0.2 0.2

Latin America(5)

100.000 151.0 151.2 -12.8 0.1 0.3 1.5 0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

19.960 247.4 249.3 -33.6 0.3 3.5 8.1 0.8

Manufactured articles

79.630 124.9 124.9 -4.1 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.0

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 131.7 131.8 -7.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

11.007 134.9 135.2 -32.9 3.3 2.2 6.9 0.2

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

88.686 90.8 90.8 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

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

100.000 100.6 100.4 -2.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

China (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 103.0 102.9 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Japan

100.000 96.4 96.0 -2.9 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Asian NICs(7)

100.000 86.6 86.2 -3.0 -0.7 -0.6 0.2 -0.5

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

100.000 98.8 98.8 -4.9 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2 0.0

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

100.000 178.6 181.8 -31.6 -0.5 2.1 6.8 1.8

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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 2014 to June 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2015(1)
Index Percent change
May
2015
June
2015
Annual Monthly
June
2014
to
June
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015
May
2015
to
June
2015

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 175.4 173.8 -1.1 3.0 1.9 -0.3 -0.9

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

24.769 158.7 162.7 -10.0 -1.8 4.5 1.1 2.5

Asia

68.676 158.4 155.0 2.4 4.8 0.9 -0.9 -2.1

Export Air Freight

100.000 157.4 157.8 -1.6 -1.7 0.9 -0.4 0.3

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

33.134 150.5 150.8 5.3 -1.7 1.5 -0.5 0.2

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 160.7 160.1 -3.1 0.4 1.2 -0.4 -0.4

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

25.432 144.0 146.9 -8.0 -1.3 2.3 0.1 2.0

Asia

60.624 147.5 145.4 -1.5 1.1 1.0 -0.8 -1.4

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 148.6 148.2 -3.2 -0.6 -2.2 2.0 -0.3

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

31.121 158.1 158.1 -8.0 -0.5 -6.7 -0.1 0.0

Asia

44.151 140.7 140.8 -3.0 -0.4 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 189.3 206.2 -1.1 -2.4 -2.9 1.9 8.9

Europe

48.973 227.3 241.8 2.4 -3.8 -5.5 3.4 6.4

Asia

25.289 145.5 158.7 -5.2 2.2 -3.0 6.1 9.1

Latin America/Caribbean

9.834 159.2 159.7 -5.7 0.6 -0.8 -3.9 0.3

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 163.1 165.4 -15.9 0.7 -3.6 2.8 1.4

Europe

30.461 209.9 227.5 -13.7 0.5 -4.0 4.3 8.4

Asia

27.936 142.0 142.5 -15.3 -0.1 -5.5 9.1 0.4

Latin America/Caribbean

22.521 165.4 167.2 -15.0 2.8 -7.3 -3.1 1.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 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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Additional Information -- More detailed data are available on the Import/Export Price Indexes home 
page at (http://www.bls.gov/mxp). For technical assistance in using the BLS Internet site, send e-mail to 
(labstat.helpdesk@bls.gov).  For Import/Export Price Index data requests, send e-mail to 
(mxpinfo@bls.gov). 

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Last Modified Date: July 14, 2015