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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.


  • 2023 Publication Changes Read More »
  • BLS updates historic research import price and export price indexes with data through 2021 using administrative trade data and superlative index methodology (2012–2021) Read More »
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Latest Numbers

Imports News Release

All Commodities: -0.1% in Feb 2023 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: -4.9% in Feb 2023 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: +0.4% in Feb 2023 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +0.2% in Feb 2023 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: +1.0% in Feb 2023 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +0.1% in Feb 2023 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices fall 0.1% in February on lower fuel prices; export prices rise 0.2%


Prices for U.S. imports declined 0.1 percent in February following a 0.4-percent drop in January. Export prices rose 0.2 percent in February, after increasing 0.5 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices decreased 1.1 percent and export prices fell 0.8 percent.
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Next Release

March 2023 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on April 14, 2023, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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U.S. export prices up 2.3 percent from January 2022 to January 2023

Prices for U.S. exports rose 2.3 percent from January 2022 to January 2023, the smallest 12-month increase since a 0.4-percent advance in December 2020. January 2023 marked the seventh consecutive month in which prices for exports were lower than the previous month on a 12-month basis, following a recent peak of 18.6 percent in June 2022. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Exploring price increases in 2021 and previous periods of inflation

Measures of price change in the U.S. recently experienced the largest period of inflation since 2008. Ongoing complications of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to this. In 2021, a semiconductor shortage caused decreased production in a variety of industries. Port congestion resulted in product delivery delays and to substantial supply shortfalls, causing upward price pressure. To gain perspective on recent trends, this article turns to past periods of high inflation. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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From the barrel to the pump: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prices for petroleum products

This article details price movements for petroleum products in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. read more »