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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: +0.5% in Aug 2023 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: +6.7% in Aug 2023 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: -0.1% in Aug 2023 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +1.3% in Aug 2023 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: -2.2% in Aug 2023 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +1.7% in Aug 2023 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices rise 0.5% in August on higher fuel prices; export prices advance 1.3%


U.S. import prices increased 0.5 percent in August following a 0.1-percent advance in July. Prices for U.S. exports rose 1.3 percent in August, after increasing 0.5 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices declined 3.0 percent and export prices fell 5.5 percent.
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Next Release

September 2023 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on October 13, 2023, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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Import air passenger fares rose 6.2 percent for the year ended in June 2023

Import air passenger fares rose 6.2 percent for the year ended in June 2023, due in part to a 13.0-percent increase in European fares and a 2.9-percent increase in Latin American/Caribbean fares. Export air passenger fares advanced 4.2 percent over the past 12 months. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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How currency appreciation can impact prices: the rise of the U.S. dollar

This Beyond the Numbers article will discuss how interest rate increases affect the value of the U.S. dollar and the subsequent consequences on import and export prices and consumers. It will also examine certain world currencies, housing market, and commodities. 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 »