Import prices in January 2006
February 17, 2006
The U.S. Import Price Index rose 1.3 percent in January. The increase followed declines of 1.8 percent and 0.1 percent in November and December, and was primarily led by an increase in petroleum prices.
Petroleum prices rose 6.4 percent in January, reversing the trend over the past three months when the index declined 12.3 percent. Despite decreasing over the last three months of 2005, petroleum prices increased 48.3 percent for the January 2005-January 2006 period.
The price index for nonpetroleum imports increased for the second consecutive month in January, rising 0.2 percent following a 0.1-percent uptick in December. Prices for nonpetroleum imports advanced 2.4 percent for the year ended in January, while overall import prices rose 8.8 percent over the same period.
Export prices rose 0.7 percent in January as 0.7-percent increases for both agricultural prices and for nonagricultural prices contributed to the increase.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. Import and export price data are subject to revision. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes - January 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-269.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import prices in January 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/feb/wk2/art05.htm (visited December 20, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.