Higher agricultural export prices in October
November 14, 2003
Export prices increased 0.3 percent in October, following a 0.4-percent rise in September.
The advance was again led by higher agricultural prices, which were up 2.5 percent in October after rising 5.6 percent in the previous month. Higher prices for soybeans, meat, and cotton all contributed to the October increase.
The price index for nonagricultural exports rose 0.1 percent in October after declining the same amount in September. The price indexes for nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials, for automotive vehicles, parts, and engines, and for consumer goods each increased in October. The price index for capital goods was the only major nonagricultural commodity price index to decrease in October.
The index for overall import prices rose 0.1 percent last month after declining 0.4 percent in September.
These data come from the BLS International Price Program program. Import and export price data are subject to revision. To learn more, see "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes, October 2003" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 03-719.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Higher agricultural export prices in October on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/nov/wk2/art04.htm (visited September 03, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.