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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: -0.8% in Oct 2023 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: -6.3% in Oct 2023 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: -0.2% in Oct 2023 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: -1.1% in Oct 2023 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: -1.1% in Oct 2023 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: -1.0% in Oct 2023 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices fall 0.8% in October on lower fuel prices; export prices down 1.1%


Prices for U.S. imports decreased 0.8 percent in October following a 0.4-percent advance in September. U.S. export prices fell 1.1 percent in October, after rising 0.5 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices declined 2.0 percent and export prices fell 4.9 percent.
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Next Release

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


The Economics Daily

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Export air passenger fares declined 7.2 percent over the year ended September 2023

Export air passenger fares, which measure payments to U.S. carriers by foreign residents for international air transportation, declined 7.2 percent over the year ended September 2023. This was the largest 12-month decline since fares fell 11.5 percent over the year ended July 2020. 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 »

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 »