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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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  • BLS introduces historic (2012–18) research export price indexes using administrative trade data and superlative index methodology Read More »
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Latest Numbers

Imports News Release

All Commodities: +1.2% in Oct 2021 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: +8.6% in Oct 2021 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: +0.4% in Oct 2021 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +1.5% in Oct 2021 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: +1.0% in Oct 2021 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +1.5% in Oct 2021 Historical Data

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News Release

Import prices rise 1.2% in October on higher fuel prices; export prices increase 1.5%


Prices for U.S. imports advanced 1.2 percent in October, after rising 0.4 percent in September. Export prices increased 1.5 percent in October following a 0.4-percent advance the previous month. Over the past year, import prices rose 10.7 percent and export prices increased 18.0 percent.
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Next Release

November 2021 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on December 15, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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Export prices up 18.0 percent from October 2020 to October 2021, largest advance on record

Prices for U.S. exports rose 18.0 percent from October 2020 to October 2021. The increase was the largest since BLS first published 12-month percent changes for U.S. export prices in September 1984. 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 »