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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: +0.6% in May 2022 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: +7.5% in May 2022 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: -0.3% in May 2022 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +2.8% in May 2022 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: +2.1% in May 2022 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +2.9% in May 2022 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices increase 0.6% in May; export prices advance 2.8%


Prices for U.S. imports increased 0.6 percent in May, after advancing 0.4 percent in April. Export prices rose 2.8 percent in May following a 0.8-percent increase the previous month. Over the past year, import prices advanced 11.7 percent and export prices rose 18.9 percent.
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Next Release

June 2022 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on July 15, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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U.S. import prices for capital goods increase 3.8 percent for the year ended April 2022

U.S. import prices rose 12.0 percent for the year ended in April 2022, down from the 13.0-percent increase for the year ended in March 2022. From April 2021 to April 2022, prices for import capital goods increased 3.8 percent, the largest over-the-year advance since September 1992. 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 »