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Import/Export Price Indexes
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Table 1. Variances for U.S. import price indexes for categories of goods

Table 1. Variances for U.S. import price indexes for categories of goods: January 2019–December 2019
Description End Use 1-month
median
absolute
percent
change
1-month
median
standard
error
3-month
median
absolute
percent
change
3-month
median
standard
error
12-month
median
absolute
percent
change
12-month
median
standard
error

All commodities

R 0.2 0.09 0.9 0.15 1.3 0.29

Foods, feeds, & beverages

R0 0.5 1.00 1.6 1.36 1.6 1.14

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

R00 0.8 1.28 2.0 1.76 2.3 1.42

Green coffee, cocoa beans, sugar

R000 1.7 1.15 2.0 1.51 3.3 1.66

Green coffee (Dec. 2007=100)

R00000 2.8 1.74 3.6 2.45 6.5 2.09

Other agricultural foods

R001 0.8 1.45 2.5 2.03 2.6 1.67

Meat, poultry & other edible animal products

R00100 1.6 0.68 3.1 1.21 5.2 1.43

Fruit and fruit preparations including frozen juices

R00120 6.9 3.74 8.7 6.06 8.7 5.23

Vegetables and vegetable preparations

R00130 4.1 5.28 3.1 6.51 12.9 8.79

Food oils & oilseeds (Dec. 2007=100)

R00150 1.1 0.86 2.3 1.66 14.3 2.48

Bakery & confectionery products

R00160 0.2 0.25 0.5 0.50 1.7 1.33

Other animal & vegetable preparations & products (Dec. 2015=100)

R00180 0.1 0.08 0.2 0.22 0.2 0.52

Wine, beer, & related products

R00190 0.3 0.17 0.8 0.64 2.1 1.01

Feedstuff and foodgrains (Dec. 2013=100)

R002 1.4 0.85 1.2 1.17 1.5 1.75

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

R01 0.2 0.26 1.1 0.44 0.8 0.82

Fish & shellfish

R01000 0.3 0.36 1.0 0.54 1.6 0.81

Distilled alcoholic beverages

R01010 0.1 0.11 0.4 0.50 2.1 1.23

Industrial supplies & materials

R1 1.0 0.26 2.5 0.36 5.2 0.58

Fuels & lubricants

R10 2.9 0.55 4.6 0.83 7.8 1.00

Petroleum & petroleum products

R100 4.1 0.45 4.8 0.73 7.5 0.74

Crude(1)

R10000 4.3 0.00 6.5 0.00 9.4 0.00

Fuel oil

R10010 2.6 1.63 3.8 3.16 3.3 3.61

Other petroleum products

R10020 4.7 1.97 5.2 3.63 4.7 4.29

Fuels, n.e.s.-coals & gas

R101 14.3 5.86 22.1 5.44 13.7 6.40

Gas-natural

R10110 18.2 7.50 26.7 7.63 13.7 8.74

Paper & paper base stocks

R11 0.6 0.63 3.3 1.08 6.8 2.23

Newsprint & other paper products

R111 0.4 0.33 1.0 1.18 2.9 2.35

Coated and uncoated paper/paperboard

R11110 0.4 0.38 0.9 1.33 3.4 2.10

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

R12 0.3 0.32 1.6 0.49 3.5 0.91

Agricultural products used for industrial supplies and materials

R120 0.5 0.46 1.1 0.66 3.6 1.54

Other agricultural products (tobacco, waxes, nonfood oils)

R12070 0.7 0.54 1.3 0.79 5.1 1.86

Textile supplies & related materials

R121 1.1 0.66 0.7 0.80 2.8 1.38

Synthetic cloth, fabric, and thread

R12135 2.4 1.60 1.3 1.91 6.1 3.53

Finished textile industrial supplies (Dec. 2011=100)

R12150 0.3 0.19 0.6 0.47 0.6 0.75

Chemicals, excluding medicinals

R125 0.6 0.37 1.7 0.63 3.9 1.10

Plastic materials

R12500 0.9 0.61 1.6 1.38 5.5 3.62

Fertilizers, pesticides & insecticides (Dec. 2007=100)

R12510 2.0 1.00 3.4 1.87 7.0 3.62

Industrial inorganic chemicals (Dec. 2016=100)

R12530 1.1 0.52 2.8 1.71 5.9 3.87

Industrial organic chemicals (Dec. 2012=100)

R12540 0.6 0.51 1.3 0.94 5.7 2.50

Other chemicals (coloring agents)

R12550 0.1 0.15 0.5 0.69 0.5 2.24

Selected building materials

R13 0.7 0.37 0.6 0.58 7.3 1.10

Lumber and other unfinished building materials

R130 1.5 0.68 1.5 0.94 10.2 0.98

Lumber & wood in the rough

R13000 3.7 1.44 4.0 1.87 15.7 1.81

Building materials, finished

R131 0.6 0.21 1.0 0.40 2.7 2.13

Nontextile floor & wall coverings; mach. parts of china (Dec. 2007=100)

R13120 0.0 0.02 0.2 0.10 2.6 3.06

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

R14 1.1 0.18 1.2 0.28 1.8 0.50

Steelmaking & ferroalloying matls

R140 2.2 0.61 3.2 0.66 8.1 1.12

Iron & steel mill products

R141 1.8 0.43 3.4 0.77 6.5 1.19

Major nonferrous metals-crude

R142 1.2 0.08 3.2 0.18 5.2 0.38

Bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and products thereof(2)

R14200 1.6 0.14 2.9 0.24 10.7 1.02

Copper (Dec. 2017=100)(2)

R14220 3.0 0.03 4.8 0.04 6.9 0.07

Nickel (Dec. 2007=100)(2)

R14240 5.0 0.00 15.6 0.00 16.5 0.06

Tin (Dec. 2010=100)(1)

R14250 2.7 0.00 10.3 0.00 7.8 0.00

Zinc (Dec. 2008=100)(1)

R14260 7.1 0.00 6.7 0.00 12.1 0.00

Nonmonetary gold(2)

R14270 2.4 0.03 5.3 0.06 7.5 0.07

Other precious metals(2)

R14280 2.5 0.35 7.9 0.80 15.4 2.66

Finished metals related to durable goods

R15 0.4 0.24 0.6 0.42 1.8 0.77

Iron & steel products, except advanced manufacturing

R150 0.5 0.53 2.2 1.07 7.4 2.05

Iron & steel advanced manufacturing

R151 0.4 0.14 1.0 0.49 4.0 1.60

Finished metals shapes and advanced manufacturing

R152 0.6 0.42 0.7 0.68 1.3 1.29

Nonmetals related to durable goods

R16 0.1 0.24 0.3 0.40 0.8 0.84

Finished nonmetals (boxes, belting, glass, etc.)

R161 0.1 0.24 0.4 0.41 0.9 0.83

Other finished nonmetals (boxes, belting, glass, etc.)

R16120 0.1 0.24 0.4 0.42 1.0 0.85

Capital goods

R2 0.2 0.08 0.5 0.16 1.3 0.22

Electric generating equipment

R20 0.1 0.20 0.5 0.49 1.2 0.71

Generators, transformers & access

R20000 0.2 0.51 1.1 0.80 3.4 1.83

Electric apparatus & parts, n.e.s.

R20005 0.1 0.08 0.2 0.39 0.4 0.56

Nonelectrical machinery

R21 0.2 0.10 0.7 0.18 1.9 0.30

Oil drilling, mining, and construction machinery and equipment

R210 0.7 0.45 2.4 1.00 2.3 1.54

Excavating, paving & construction machinery

R21030 0.1 0.20 0.8 0.54 0.7 1.62

Industrial and service machinery

R211 0.1 0.05 0.2 0.16 0.3 0.34

Industrial engines, pumps, & compressors

R21100 0.1 0.14 0.4 0.41 1.0 0.82

Metal working machine tools and rolling mills

R21120 0.0 0.09 0.2 0.20 0.3 0.40

Measuring, testing & control instruments

R21160 0.0 0.08 0.1 0.16 0.2 0.75

Materials handling equipment

R21170 0.1 0.06 0.7 0.30 1.9 0.56

Other industrial machines

R21180 0.1 0.07 0.2 0.18 1.3 0.49

Photo & other service industry machinery

R21190 0.2 0.14 0.8 0.90 1.7 1.40

Computers, peripherals and semiconductors

R213 0.6 0.21 1.8 0.35 5.3 0.57

Computers

R21300 0.6 0.47 1.5 0.80 5.1 1.25

Computer accessories, peripherals, and parts

R21301 0.6 0.24 2.3 0.46 5.9 0.93

Semiconductors

R21320 0.4 0.23 1.9 0.60 4.7 1.10

Telecommunications equipment

R214 0.1 0.09 0.1 0.14 0.4 0.32

Business machinery and equipment, except computers

R215 0.0 0.13 0.2 0.44 0.6 2.29

Scientific and medical machinery

R216 0.1 0.17 0.1 0.42 0.4 0.75

Laboratory testing and control instruments (Dec. 2016=100)

R21600 0.1 0.13 0.4 0.43 2.2 0.96

Other scientific, medical, and hospital equipment

R21610 0.1 0.19 0.1 0.35 0.4 0.80

Transportation equipment excluding motor vehicles (Dec. 2001=100)

R22 0.1 0.12 0.7 0.33 0.9 0.55

Civilian aircraft, complete (Dec. 2018=100)

R22000 0.0 0.02 0.6 0.07 3.1 0.84

Parts for civilian aircraft (Dec. 2012=100)

R22010 0.0 0.09 0.2 0.16 0.2 0.61

Engines for civilian aircraft

R22020 0.3 0.26 2.1 0.61 4.1 1.36

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

R3 0.1 0.05 0.2 0.13 0.6 0.41

Passenger cars, new and used

R300 0.0 0.04 0.3 0.20 1.0 0.49

Vehicles designed to transport goods (Dec. 2013=100)

R301 0.1 0.06 0.9 0.27 0.4 1.93

Parts, engines, bodies and chassis

R302 0.1 0.08 0.2 0.17 0.5 0.40

Engines and engine parts for automotive vehicles (Dec. 2004=100)

R30200 0.3 0.24 0.4 0.66 0.6 2.10

Automotive tires & tubes (Dec. 2004=100)

R30220 0.1 0.09 0.9 0.36 1.4 0.58

Non-engine parts & accessories (Dec. 2003=100)

R30230 0.1 0.09 0.1 0.16 0.3 0.55

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

R4 0.1 0.07 0.2 0.14 0.5 0.37

Nondurables, manufactured

R40 0.1 0.09 0.1 0.27 0.4 0.60

Apparel, footwear, and household goods

R400 0.1 0.08 0.1 0.19 0.3 0.32

Cotton apparel and household goods

R40000 0.1 0.11 0.3 0.23 0.5 0.45

Apparel and household goods for other textiles

R40020 0.1 0.13 0.1 0.34 0.5 0.69

Nontextile apparel and household goods

R40030 0.5 0.30 0.8 0.49 1.4 0.93

Footwear of leather, rubber, or other materials

R40040 0.1 0.17 0.5 0.38 0.3 0.58

Sporting/camping apparel and footwear

R40050 0.2 0.17 0.6 0.49 1.2 0.99

Other consumer nondurables

R401 0.1 0.13 0.4 0.58 0.8 1.28

Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparatory materials

R40100 0.2 0.14 0.5 0.76 1.0 1.42

Toiletries and cosmetics (Dec. 2017=100)

R40120 0.3 0.12 0.8 0.35 2.8 0.73

Other products (notions, writing supplies, tobacco products, etc)

R40140 0.2 0.17 0.4 0.37 0.5 4.13

Durables, manufactured

R41 0.1 0.09 0.4 0.16 1.5 0.31

Household goods

R410 0.2 0.07 0.5 0.21 2.0 0.46

Furniture, household items

R41000 0.2 0.14 0.6 0.20 1.0 0.45

Glassware and ceramics (Dec. 2007=100)

R41010 0.1 0.12 0.2 0.39 0.7 1.39

Cookware, chinaware, cutlery for the house and garden

R41020 0.2 0.18 0.4 0.37 0.3 0.63

Household and kitchen appliances

R41030 0.4 0.17 0.6 0.42 0.9 0.85

Other Household Goods, nes

R41050 0.1 0.06 0.6 0.28 3.5 0.71

Recreational equipment and materials

R411 0.1 0.10 0.4 0.23 0.7 0.33

Motorcycles & parts (Dec. 2001=100)

R41100 0.2 0.23 1.2 1.02 0.9 1.42

Toys, shooting & sporting goods

R41120 0.2 0.12 0.4 0.27 0.9 0.48

Photo & optical equipment (Dec. 2011=100)

R41130 0.0 0.00 0.1 0.12 0.5 0.58

Musical instruments and parts (Dec. 2010=100)

R41140 0.1 0.11 0.4 0.66 0.5 0.63

Home entertainment equipment

R412 0.2 0.15 0.7 0.32 3.4 1.24

Television and video receivers

R41200 0.3 0.20 1.0 0.41 4.8 1.12

Radios, phonographs, and tape decks (Dec. 2012=100)

R41210 0.0 0.03 0.2 0.13 3.5 3.94

Coins, gems, jewelry, and collectibles

R413 0.4 0.33 1.3 0.70 3.9 0.78

Jewelry (watches, rings, etc)

R41310 0.5 0.41 1.2 0.83 4.8 0.96

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

R42 0.1 0.13 0.3 0.29 1.1 1.31

Nonmanufactured consumer durables

R421 0.0 0.00 0.4 0.06 0.4 0.26

Gem diamonds-uncut or unset (Dec. 2007=100)(1)

R42100 0.0 0.00 0.5 0.00 0.7 0.00

Footnotes:
(1) Index calculated using strictly alternative price data from one or more secondary sources. Indexes calculated using this method will have standard error values of zero.
(2) Index calculated using a mix of directly collected price data and alternative price data from one or more secondary sources. Indexes calculated using this method will have low standard error values.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021