Import prices in July 2005
August 15, 2005
Prices for U.S. imports rose 1.1 percent in July after a similar increase of 1.0 percent in June. For the second consecutive month, higher petroleum prices more than offset a decrease in nonpetroleum prices.
The 1.1-percent increase in import prices was the sixth advance in the past seven months. Petroleum prices, up 6.6 percent in July, again led overall import prices higher. The increase followed a 7.9-percent advance in June. The July price index for petroleum imports was at its highest level since publication began in 1982.
In contrast, nonpetroleum prices fell a modest 0.1 percent in July, the third decline in a row. The July decrease in nonpetroleum import prices was led by a decline in capital goods prices attributable to a decline in prices for computers, peripherals, and semiconductors.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. Import and export price data are subject to revision. To learn more about changes in the prices of U.S. imports and exports, see U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes - July 2005 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-1516.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import prices in July 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/aug/wk3/art01.htm (visited October 01, 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.