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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: +0.8% in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: +1.2% in Jan 2024 Historical Data

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

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +0.8% in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: -1.0% in Jan 2024 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +0.9% in Jan 2024 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices rise 0.8% in January on higher nonfuel prices; export prices up 0.8%


Prices for both U.S. imports and exports advanced 0.8 percent in January following decreases of 0.7 percent in December. Over the past year, import prices declined 1.3 percent and export prices fell 2.4 percent.
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Next Release

February 2024 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on March 15, 2024, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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Major agricultural export prices declined in 2023

The export price indexes for wheat, soybeans, and corn—three major U.S. agricultural products—fell from December 2022 to December 2023. Export wheat prices decreased 23.4 percent, the largest calendar-year drop since the index fell 27.2 percent in 2015. Prices for export soybeans also recorded their largest calendar-year decline since 2015, falling 13.0 percent over the past 12 months. 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 »