Import and export prices in August
September 20, 2010
The price index for overall imports rose 4.1 percent for the year ended in August, the smallest 12-month advance since a 3.4 percent rise for the November 2008-09 period. The price index for overall exports also increased 4.1 percent over the past 12 months.
Prices for fuel imports rose 9.1 percent over the past 12 months; an 8.5-percent increase in petroleum prices and a 25.0-percent jump in natural gas prices each contributed to the overall advance. Nonfuel import prices advanced 2.9 percent over the past year.
Agricultural exports prices advanced 6.4 percent over the past year. Nonagricultural prices increased 3.9 percent for the year ended in August.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. See "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes — August 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1279, to learn more. Import and export price data are subject to revision.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import and export prices in August on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100920.htm (visited July 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.