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Import/Export Price Indexes
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Table 2. Variances for U.S. export price indexes for categories of goods

Table 2. Variances for U.S. export 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

Q 0.3 0.08 0.8 0.12 0.9 0.26

Agricultural commodities

QAG 1.5 0.28 1.7 0.43 2.0 0.56

Nonagricultural commodities

QEXAG 0.3 0.08 0.8 0.13 1.2 0.25

Foods, feeds, & beverages

Q0 1.6 0.28 1.9 0.44 1.8 0.63

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

Q00 1.7 0.28 2.1 0.47 1.9 0.65

Wheat and rice

Q000 3.0 0.04 3.6 0.09 6.1 0.17

Wheat(1)

Q00000 4.1 0.00 3.9 0.00 6.0 0.00

Soybeans & other oil seeds

Q001 2.2 0.13 2.8 0.15 6.9 0.77

Soybeans and soybean by-products, prior to the extraction of oil(2)

Q00100 2.6 0.11 3.0 0.11 7.5 0.14

Feedstuff

Q002 1.9 0.45 4.1 0.81 2.8 1.00

Corn(2)

Q00200 2.2 0.12 5.9 0.24 4.3 0.29

Other feedgrains (Dec. 2010=100)(1)

Q00210 2.0 0.00 4.6 0.00 7.6 0.00

Other animal feeds, n.e.s.

Q00220 1.6 1.00 1.4 1.86 1.1 2.35

Other agricultural foods

Q003 1.1 0.46 1.6 0.81 3.7 1.06

Meat, poultry & other edible animal products (Dec. 2006=100)

Q00300 0.7 0.64 2.1 1.04 2.7 1.19

Dairy products & eggs (Dec. 2017=100)

Q00310 1.1 0.82 2.4 1.23 12.6 2.01

Fruit and fruit preparations, including fruit juices

Q00320 3.0 1.43 1.9 3.11 3.1 3.28

Vegetables and vegetable preparations and juices (Dec. 2018=100)

Q00330 7.3 3.62 10.0 5.74 16.9 7.42

Nuts & preparations (Dec. 2014=100)

Q00340 1.2 0.79 3.0 1.18 7.3 1.43

Bakery & confectionery products (Dec. 2016=100)

Q00350 0.6 0.25 0.8 1.04 0.7 0.88

Other foods and food preparations (lard,soft bev, spices), n.e.s.

Q00360 0.4 0.34 0.8 0.70 3.7 1.98

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

Q01 1.0 1.13 2.1 2.12 0.9 2.04

Fish and shellfish (Dec. 2016=100)

Q01000 1.4 1.51 3.0 2.81 0.9 2.68

Industrial supplies & materials

Q1 0.6 0.22 2.3 0.35 4.3 0.66

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

Q10 1.1 0.49 2.2 0.79 5.9 1.43

Cotton, incl linters-raw (Dec. 2005=100)

Q100 2.6 1.23 6.5 0.88 14.5 1.34

Other agricultural materials

Q101 0.4 0.60 1.1 0.90 2.0 1.84

Fuels & lubricants

Q11 1.4 0.56 6.1 0.76 10.4 1.15

Other coal & related fuels (Dec. 2012=100)

Q11020 1.7 1.40 2.6 1.61 2.7 2.70

Petroleum & petroleum products

Q111 2.1 0.55 7.4 0.80 11.3 1.55

Fuel oil

Q11110 2.5 0.71 8.0 0.95 9.4 1.14

Other petroleum products

Q11120 3.2 0.76 7.4 1.39 7.6 1.62

Gas-natural (Dec. 2014=100)

Q112 5.1 4.59 7.7 5.23 9.0 8.73

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

Q12 0.2 0.14 0.7 0.25 1.7 0.98

Nonferrous & other metals

Q122 0.9 0.41 2.4 0.54 7.8 0.92

Aluminum & alumina(2)

Q12200 1.5 0.19 4.1 1.11 13.9 2.83

Copper (Dec. 2008=100)(2)

Q12210 1.6 0.61 3.9 0.96 8.4 1.19

Nonmonetary gold(2)

Q12260 2.4 0.04 5.5 0.05 7.4 0.10

Other precious metals (Dec. 2001=100)(2)

Q12270 3.6 1.79 8.7 2.30 14.8 4.20

Other nonferrous metals

Q12290 0.7 0.88 1.4 1.27 14.1 3.56

Finished metal shapes

Q123 0.2 0.33 0.8 1.30 2.8 1.67

Paper & paper base stocks

Q124 1.2 0.44 4.4 1.06 10.9 2.50

Woodpulp and recovered paper

Q12420 2.7 1.02 9.0 2.01 21.6 3.52

Linerboard, newsprint, and other paper/paperboard

Q12430 0.4 0.56 1.5 1.26 3.7 3.57

Chemicals, excluding medicinals

Q125 0.4 0.24 1.4 0.45 2.4 1.97

Plastic materials

Q12500 0.4 0.60 1.4 1.04 2.5 2.66

Fertilizers, pesticides, & insecticides (Dec. 2012=100)

Q12510 0.8 0.57 2.2 1.25 3.6 2.05

Industrial inorganic chemicals

Q12530 0.6 0.32 1.4 0.90 4.0 2.31

Industrial organic chemicals

Q12540 0.8 0.55 2.6 1.37 8.7 4.02

Other chemicals, excluding medicinals

Q12550 0.2 0.29 0.6 0.52 1.7 1.52

Industrial textile fibers, yarn, and fabric (Dec. 2008=100)

Q126 0.3 0.32 1.0 0.50 2.7 0.78

Other nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials

Q127 0.1 0.13 0.2 0.28 1.0 0.52

Synthetic rubber-primary (Dec. 2008=100)

Q12700 0.6 0.57 2.6 1.59 8.7 3.00

Industrial rubber products (Dec. 2013=100)

Q12750 0.0 0.02 0.7 0.53 3.4 1.34

Mineral supplies-manufactured

Q12760 0.1 0.23 1.0 0.63 7.4 1.14

Other goods manufactured and unmanufactured

Q12770 0.2 0.14 0.2 0.23 1.0 0.53

Selected building materials

Q13 0.8 0.34 1.1 0.82 2.9 1.83

Lumber & other wood supplies

Q131 1.1 0.58 3.3 0.93 10.8 1.94

Logs, lumber, plywood and veneers

Q13100 1.3 0.59 3.8 1.06 11.1 2.43

Other building materials, exclude wood and glass (Dec. 2016=100)

Q13210 0.2 0.19 1.9 1.26 6.8 3.70

Capital goods

Q2 0.1 0.08 0.2 0.17 0.8 0.28

Electrical generating equipment

Q20 0.1 0.09 0.4 0.16 0.8 0.42

Generators, transformers & access (Dec. 2012=100)

Q20000 0.2 0.12 0.8 0.44 3.5 1.15

Electric apparatus and parts, n.e.s.

Q20005 0.1 0.08 0.3 0.17 0.2 0.38

Nonelectrical machinery

Q21 0.1 0.11 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35

Oil drilling, mining, and construction machinery, and equipment

Q210 0.2 0.14 0.6 0.35 1.8 0.55

Excavating, paving & construction machinery

Q21030 0.2 0.15 0.4 0.35 1.6 0.59

Industrial and service machinery

Q211 0.1 0.09 0.3 0.24 1.9 0.63

Industrial engines, pumps, & compressors

Q21100 0.2 0.18 1.1 0.35 2.9 0.72

Metal working machine tools and rolling mill machines

Q21120 0.0 0.07 0.2 0.13 2.3 0.42

Measuring, testing & control instruments

Q21160 0.1 0.15 0.7 0.27 2.8 0.76

Materials handling equipment

Q21170 0.0 0.04 0.2 0.19 2.0 0.42

Other industrial machinery

Q21180 0.1 0.16 0.1 0.48 1.2 1.53

Photo and other service industry machines

Q21190 0.1 0.09 0.6 0.48 2.4 0.71

Agricultural machinery and equipment (Dec. 2016=100)

Q212 0.1 0.05 0.2 0.15 0.9 0.35

Computers, peripherals, and semiconductors

Q213 0.3 0.20 1.1 0.65 3.7 0.95

Computers

Q21300 0.4 0.56 1.3 1.12 5.4 1.42

Computer peripherals, accessories and parts

Q21301 0.5 0.31 2.0 1.14 6.3 2.21

Semiconductors

Q21320 0.1 0.13 0.4 0.58 1.3 0.98

Telecommunications equipment

Q214 0.1 0.11 0.2 0.24 0.4 0.39

Scientific and medical machinery

Q216 0.2 0.13 0.2 0.23 0.4 0.41

Laboratory testing & control instruments

Q21600 0.2 0.22 0.7 0.35 1.6 0.36

Other scientific, medical and hospital equipment

Q21610 0.1 0.15 0.4 0.29 0.6 0.56

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

Q22 0.1 0.05 0.7 0.10 3.5 0.26

Parts for civilian aircraft

Q22010 0.1 0.07 0.5 0.30 3.0 0.97

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

Q3 0.1 0.07 0.4 0.14 0.4 0.35

Passenger cars, new and used

Q300 0.2 0.12 0.2 0.27 0.5 0.88

Vehicles designed to transport goods

Q301 0.1 0.05 0.3 0.13 1.5 0.27

Parts, engines, bodies & chassis

Q302 0.2 0.09 0.6 0.16 0.5 0.38

Engines and engine parts for automotive vehicles

Q30200 0.1 0.11 0.7 0.48 3.2 0.64

Nonengine parts & accessories

Q30230 0.1 0.07 0.4 0.17 0.1 0.45

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

Q4 0.2 0.15 0.3 0.27 0.4 0.85

Nondurables, manufactured

Q40 0.2 0.11 0.6 0.45 1.3 1.72

Apparel, footwear, and household goods (Dec. 2016=100)

Q400 0.3 0.15 0.6 0.32 1.4 1.70

Textile apparel and footwear (Dec. 2016=100)

Q40000 0.4 0.25 0.9 0.49 3.1 2.62

Other consumer nondurables

Q401 0.1 0.10 0.6 0.50 1.6 1.85

Medicinal, dental, and pharmaceutical preparatory materials

Q40100 0.2 0.07 0.9 0.76 2.0 2.44

Toiletries & cosmetics

Q40120 0.2 0.22 0.6 0.50 0.7 1.96

Other products (notions & writing articles)

Q40140 0.2 0.25 0.5 0.60 2.1 2.00

Durables, manufactured

Q41 0.2 0.29 0.4 0.45 0.2 0.51

Household goods

Q410 0.1 0.07 0.6 0.35 1.6 0.81

Furniture and household items (Dec. 2007=100)

Q41000 0.1 0.07 0.2 0.22 1.0 0.46

Household and kitchen appliances

Q41030 0.1 0.10 0.3 0.16 2.6 0.43

Miscellaneous household goods

Q41050 0.1 0.10 0.9 0.54 3.6 1.08

Recreational equip & materials

Q411 0.2 0.20 0.3 0.34 0.8 0.44

Pleasure boats and parts including motors (Dec. 2007=100)

Q41110 0.0 0.04 0.4 0.22 1.0 0.36

Toys, shooting and sporting goods

Q41120 0.2 0.29 0.5 0.47 0.9 0.61

Home entertainment equipment (Dec. 2009=100)

Q412 0.4 0.30 0.2 0.23 0.2 0.51

Nonmanufactured consumer goods (Dec. 2018=100)

Q42 0.1 0.05 0.4 0.06 0.5 0.09

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