Export prices down four months in a row

June 14, 2001

The Export Price Index decreased for the fourth straight month, down 0.3 percent in May.

Over-the-month percent change in export price index, May 2000-May 2001 (not seasonally adjusted)
[Chart data—TXT]

The price index for agricultural exports declined 0.1 percent in May, after falling 0.7 percent in April. For the year ended in May, prices for agricultural exports were down 1.4 percent.

Nonagricultural export prices also declined in May, down 0.3 percent after decreasing 0.1 percent in April. For the year ended in May, the index fell 0.6 percent. Over the same time period, overall export prices also fell 0.6 percent.

These data are a product of the BLS International Price program. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes - May 2001," news release USDL 01-173. Note: export price data are subject to revision in each of the three months after original publication.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Export prices down four months in a row on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/june/wk2/art04.htm (visited September 24, 2016).


Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics

  • A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
    As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.

  • Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
    Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.

  • Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
    Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.