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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: +0.4% in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Fuels & Lubricants: +3.7% in Sep 2021 Historical Data

All Imports Excluding Fuels: unchanged in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Exports News Release

All Commodities: +0.1% in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Agricultural Commodities: -1.7% in Sep 2021 Historical Data

Nonagricultural Commodities: +0.3% in Sep 2021 Historical Data

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News Release

Import prices increase 0.4% in September on higher fuel prices; export prices rise 0.1%


Prices for U.S. imports increased 0.4 percent in September following a 0.3-percent decrease in August. Export prices rose 0.1 percent in September, after increasing 0.4 percent the previous month. Over the past year, import prices advanced 9.2 percent and export prices rose 16.3 percent.
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Next Release

October 2021 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are scheduled to be released on November 16, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »


The Economics Daily

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U.S. terms of trade with China up 8.0 percent over the year ended August 2021

U.S. terms of trade with China declined 0.2 percent in August 2021, after decreasing 0.3 percent in July. In both months, higher import prices from China more than offset rising export prices to China. Despite the recent drops, U.S. terms of trade with China rose 8.0 percent over the past year. 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 »