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Import/Export Price Indexes

Impact of the Temporary Lapse in Government Spending

The temporary lapse in government appropriations impacted some of the prices collected by the International Price Program in January. Farm Services Data published monthly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and used to calculate export price indexes were not available for soybeans, corn, wheat, sorghum, and barley. The prices for those products were estimated using price data from another USDA survey produced by the Agricultural Market Service. The related detailed price indexes for January thus do not meet the International Price Program criteria for publication. The estimates do not impact the accuracy of the price indexes at broader product categories.

The following detailed product category indexes are solely or mostly derived from estimated prices and are not published in January. The indexes for export grains resumed publication with the February indexes released on March 14, 2019.

Bureau of Economic Analysis End Use Classification System

Q000 - Wheat and Rice

Q00000 - Wheat

Q001 - Soybeans & Other Oil Seeds

Q00100 - Soybeans and Soybean by-Products, Prior to the Extraction of Oil

Q00200 - Corn

Q00210 - Other Feedgrains

Harmonized Classification System

D10 - Cereals

D1001 - Wheat Meslin

D1005 - Corn (Maize)

D12 - Oilseeds and Miscellaneous Grains, Seeds, Fruits, Plants, Straw and Fodder

D1201 - Soybeans, Whether or not Broken

North American Industry Classification System

Y1111 - Oilseed and Grain Farming

Y11111 - Soybean Farming

Y11114 - Wheat Farming

Y11115 - Corn Farming


Last Modified Date: March 14, 2019