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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: -0.2% in Oct 2022 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: -1.3% in Oct 2022 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: -0.1% in Oct 2022 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: -0.3% in Oct 2022 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: -1.0% in Oct 2022 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: -0.3% in Oct 2022 Historical Data

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News Release

U.S. import prices decline 0.2% in October; export prices fall 0.3%


Prices for U.S. imports decreased 0.2 percent in October, after declining 1.1 percent in September. Export prices fell 0.3 percent in October following a 1.5-percent drop the previous month. Over the past year, import prices increased 4.2 percent and export prices rose 6.9 percent.
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Next Release

November 2022 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on December 14, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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U.S. import prices up 4.2 percent over year ended October 2022

U.S. import prices increased 4.2 percent from October 2021 to October 2022. The 12-month rise was the smallest over-the-year advance since U.S. import prices rose 3.0 percent over the year ended February 2021. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Exploring price increases in 2021 and previous periods of inflation

Measures of price change in the U.S. recently experienced the largest period of inflation since 2008. Ongoing complications of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to this. In 2021, a semiconductor shortage caused decreased production in a variety of industries. Port congestion resulted in product delivery delays and to substantial supply shortfalls, causing upward price pressure. To gain perspective on recent trends, this article turns to past periods of high inflation. 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 »