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Import/Export Price Indexes

Import/Export Price Indexes

The International Price Program (IPP) produces Import/Export Price Indexes (MXP) containing data on changes in the prices of nonmilitary goods and services traded between the U.S. and the rest of the world.


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Latest Numbers

Imports News Release

All Commodities: +0.9% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: +2.4% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: +0.7% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +0.5% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: -0.9% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +0.7% in Apr 2024 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices increase 0.9% in April; export prices rise 0.5%


Prices for U.S. imports advanced 0.9 percent in April following an increase of 0.6 percent in March. U.S. export prices rose 0.5 percent in April, after a 0.1-percent advance the previous month. Over the past year, import prices rose 1.1 percent and export prices declined 1.0 percent.
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Next Release

May 2024 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on June 14, 2024, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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U.S. import prices up 0.4 percent over the year ended March 2024

Prices for U.S. imports, all commodities, increased 0.4 percent over the year ended March 2024, the first 12-month increase since January 2023. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Historic coffee prices percolated after a bitter global supply crisis

Americans drink more coffee each day than any other beverage—including tap water. Since January 2021, U.S. coffee importers have faced an escalating cost for the hot commodity. Import prices increased just over 65 percent in less than 2 years. The following Beyond the Numbers article explains the reasons import prices for coffee have increased and discusses global supply issues that have arisen in the top coffee-supplying countries to the U.S. read more »