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Table 5. Variances for U.S. import price indexes for categories of goods

Table 5. Variances for U.S. import price indexes for categories of goods: January 2019–December 2019
Description Harmonized
system
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

Live animals; animal products

PI 0.7 0.50 0.8 0.71 1.1 1.65

Meat and edible meat offal

P02 1.4 0.87 3.2 1.20 6.8 1.38

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

P03 0.5 0.44 1.4 0.66 2.0 1.14

Fish fillets and other fish meat, fresh, chilled, frzn, (Dec. 2008=100)

P0304 0.9 0.69 2.3 0.97 1.2 1.75

Crustaceans, live, fresh, chilled, etc; in shell or not; cooked or uncooked

P0306 0.7 0.70 2.2 1.01 3.0 1.57

Vegetable products

PII 2.3 2.92 4.9 3.57 5.6 3.44

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

P07 5.4 7.32 2.7 8.49 17.5 12.00

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

P08 7.5 3.88 8.8 6.19 10.4 5.45

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

P09 1.6 1.20 2.7 1.66 6.7 2.59

Coffee, roasted or unroasted, decaf; coffee husks and skins (Dec. 2007=100)

P0901 2.5 1.57 3.5 2.18 4.7 3.53

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

PIII 1.3 0.96 2.2 1.95 15.3 2.87

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

PIV 0.1 0.12 0.4 0.24 0.9 0.44

Edible preps of meat, of fish, or of aquatic invertebrates (Dec. 2004=100)

P16 0.8 0.45 1.4 0.93 2.9 1.16

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

P18 0.9 0.59 1.3 0.83 2.3 2.09

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

P20 0.3 0.29 1.1 1.11 1.3 2.08

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

P22 0.2 0.15 0.5 0.48 1.8 0.83

Beer, ale, porter, stout and the like (Dec. 2006=100)

P2203 0.2 0.10 1.5 1.36 4.0 2.04

Ethyl alcohol undenatured less than 80% alcohol (Dec. 2001=100)

P2208 0.1 0.12 0.4 0.50 2.1 1.23

Mineral products

PV 2.9 0.56 4.5 0.83 7.9 0.97

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

P27 3.0 0.56 4.6 0.85 8.2 1.01

Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, crude(1)

P2709 4.3 0.00 6.5 0.00 9.4 0.00

Petroleum oils (not crude), bituminous oils, & products thereof, nesoi

P2710 2.0 1.66 3.3 2.69 3.3 3.06

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

P2711 16.5 6.13 24.2 6.11 13.5 6.22

Products of the chemical or allied industries

PVI 0.3 0.21 0.3 0.40 1.2 0.93

Inorganic chemicals

P28 3.1 1.33 6.5 2.31 7.9 3.24

Organic chemicals

P29 0.4 0.33 0.9 0.67 4.4 1.79

Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atoms only (Dec. 2016=100)

P2933 0.3 0.46 2.5 1.93 1.9 4.16

Nucleic acids and their salts, other heterocyclic compounds (Dec. 2009=100)

P2934 0.1 0.13 0.3 0.30 3.0 3.37

Pharmaceutical products

P30 0.2 0.15 0.7 0.73 1.1 1.48

Human and animal blood, prep; antisera & other blood fractions (Dec. 2014=100)

P3002 0.2 0.16 0.8 0.74 5.2 3.28

Medicaments (except vaccines, band., pharmaceuticals) (Dec. 2001=100)

P3004 0.1 0.16 0.9 0.63 0.6 1.44

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

P31 2.2 1.03 3.8 1.93 9.3 5.15

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

P33 0.2 0.12 0.4 0.32 0.4 0.97

Miscellaneous chemical products

P38 0.4 0.18 0.9 0.83 3.6 1.80

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

PVII 0.2 0.16 0.3 0.27 0.7 0.58

Plastics and articles thereof

P39 0.2 0.19 0.4 0.42 1.2 0.81

Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics (Dec. 2003=100)

P3923 0.1 0.03 0.3 0.44 3.3 2.32

Tableware, kitchenware, other articles of plastics (Dec. 2009=100)

P3924 0.0 0.00 0.1 0.29 0.4 0.74

Articles of plastic, polymers & resins of heading 3901 to 3914, nesoi

P3926 0.4 0.40 0.6 0.47 0.5 0.85

Rubber and articles thereof

P40 0.4 0.23 0.5 0.44 0.8 0.60

New pneumatic tires of rubber (Dec. 2004=100)

P4011 0.1 0.13 0.8 0.31 1.0 0.51

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

PVIII 0.1 0.13 0.4 0.20 0.8 0.63

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

P42 0.1 0.14 0.4 0.23 0.5 0.64

Travel goods and handbags (Dec. 2015=100)

P4202 0.1 0.07 0.1 0.15 0.6 0.44

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

PIX 1.3 0.48 1.0 0.70 12.7 1.01

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled (Dec. 2013=100)

P4407 3.7 1.44 4.0 1.87 15.7 1.81

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

PX 0.4 0.45 1.9 0.84 5.1 1.83

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

P48 0.3 0.27 0.8 0.89 2.9 2.19

Textile and textile articles

PXI 0.1 0.13 0.2 0.22 0.2 0.38

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

P61 0.1 0.15 0.3 0.35 0.7 0.71

Knitted sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts vests and similar art. (Dec. 2015=100)

P6110 0.4 0.23 1.0 0.60 1.5 0.85

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

P62 0.1 0.07 0.2 0.20 0.7 0.38

Men or boys suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers & trousers

P6203 0.1 0.04 0.4 0.22 0.6 0.41

Women or girls suits, dresses, skirts; not knitted (Dec. 2017=100)

P6204 0.1 0.08 0.3 0.22 0.3 0.41

Made-up or worn textile articles

P63 0.1 0.10 0.3 0.28 1.0 1.01

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

PXII 0.2 0.18 0.4 0.40 0.2 0.56

Footwear and parts of such articles

P64 0.2 0.15 0.4 0.47 0.3 0.68

Footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (Dec. 2016=100)

P6402 0.1 0.18 0.5 0.47 1.3 1.19

Footwear with uppers of leathers

P6403 0.1 0.14 0.5 0.37 0.3 0.67

Ceramic products

P69 0.0 0.02 0.3 0.30 0.5 0.86

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

PXIII 0.1 0.14 0.2 0.26 0.1 0.57

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

PXIV 0.8 0.21 3.7 0.25 4.6 0.37

Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set(1)

P7102 0.0 0.00 0.5 0.00 0.7 0.00

Gold (incl plated with platinum), unwrght, semi-mfg or pwdr(1)

P7108 2.4 0.00 5.4 0.00 7.5 0.00

Base metals and articles of base metals

PXV 0.5 0.15 1.7 0.24 4.5 0.39

Iron and steel

P72 1.3 0.43 3.5 0.63 6.6 0.96

Articles of iron or steel

P73 0.3 0.23 0.6 0.40 2.2 0.68

Copper and articles thereof

P74 2.3 0.52 3.1 1.07 4.9 1.81

Aluminum and articles thereof

P76 1.0 0.07 1.9 0.14 6.9 0.59

Aluminum, unwrought(1)

P7601 2.3 0.00 5.5 0.00 17.3 0.00

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

P82 0.1 0.07 0.1 0.19 0.7 0.43

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

P83 0.2 0.12 0.5 0.41 0.8 0.59

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

PXVI 0.2 0.09 0.5 0.15 1.6 0.30

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

P84 0.2 0.14 0.7 0.26 1.7 0.40

Parts for spark-ignition and diesel internal combustion piston engines

P8409 0.1 0.04 0.5 1.15 3.1 4.70

Turbojets, turbopropellers and other gas turbines, and parts thereof

P8411 0.3 0.26 2.0 0.61 3.1 1.26

Engines & motors, nesoi, & parts thereof (Dec. 2012=100)

P8412 0.1 0.04 0.4 1.72 4.8 5.08

Pumps for liquids; liquid elevators; parts thereof

P8413 0.3 0.24 0.6 0.45 1.4 0.71

Air or vacuum pumps, compressors and fans; vent & recycling hoods; parts

P8414 0.2 0.18 0.7 0.61 0.7 1.11

Air conditioning machines and parts thereof (Dec. 2014=100)

P8415 0.1 0.12 0.3 0.30 0.9 1.23

Refrigerators, freezers, heat pumps; and parts (Dec. 2006=100)

P8418 0.9 0.58 1.6 1.19 1.9 2.14

Centrifuges & filtering/purifying machinery and parts (Dec. 2017=100)

P8421 0.2 0.17 0.4 0.40 1.1 2.96

Self-propelled earth-moving, tamping, & road roller machines (Dec. 2012=100)

P8429 0.0 0.02 0.1 0.20 1.5 0.46

Parts for materials handling & construction machines

P8431 0.1 0.24 1.0 0.77 1.1 1.78

Printing machinery, machines ancillary to printing; & parts (Dec. 2012=100)

P8443 0.1 0.15 0.4 0.28 0.3 1.07

Powered hand tools, nonelectric, and parts thereof (Dec. 2016=100)

P8467 0.0 0.05 2.3 2.92 5.2 4.95

Computer equipment

P8471 0.5 0.39 1.3 0.70 4.9 1.05

Parts and accessories, n.e.s.o.i., for computers and other office machines

P8473 1.5 0.64 5.5 0.99 11.2 1.79

Machines & appliances having functions n.e.s.; parts thereof (Dec. 2016=100)

P8479 0.1 0.13 0.5 0.34 2.4 2.53

Taps, cocks, valves & similar appliances; parts thereof

P8481 0.1 0.08 0.2 0.23 0.5 0.75

Parts for transmitting power (clutches, shafts, gears & boxes, pulleys, etc)

P8483 0.3 0.19 0.3 0.41 0.7 0.64

Machines used for manufacture of semiconductor wafers (Dec. 2012=100)

P8486 0.3 0.11 1.2 0.49 7.0 2.74

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

P85 0.1 0.10 0.3 0.21 1.4 0.53

Electric motors and generators (excludes generating sets)

P8501 0.3 0.38 1.1 0.78 5.2 2.64

Electrical transformers, inductors & static converters (rectifiers); parts

P8504 0.3 0.47 0.3 0.96 0.9 1.25

Electric storage batteries, and parts thereof (Dec. 2013=100)

P8507 0.2 0.21 0.4 0.98 5.2 4.43

Vehicular electric lighting equipment, and defrosters; (Dec. 2014=100)

P8512 0.1 0.16 0.3 0.30 0.6 0.55

Electrothermic domestic appliances; water & space heaters; resistors

P8516 0.1 0.10 0.3 0.20 1.3 0.45

Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy; videophones; parts

P8517 0.1 0.03 0.4 0.18 2.8 0.56

Microphones & stands; audio/sound amps; speakers; & headphones (Dec. 2012=100)

P8518 0.0 0.02 0.2 0.11 3.6 3.71

Prepared unrecorded media for sound or similar recording (Dec. 2004=100)

P8523 1.6 0.67 6.2 1.87 24.1 3.59

Radio & TV transmission apparatus; video cameras & camera recorders; TV cameras

P8525 0.1 0.10 0.3 0.41 1.3 0.69

TV reception apparatus; video monitors & video projectors

P8528 0.4 0.18 1.0 0.46 5.5 1.20

Electrical circuit switching, protecting or connection app. of 1000 volts or less

P8536 0.1 0.15 0.6 0.36 1.5 1.49

Electric control or distribution equipment (Dec. 2015=100)

P8537 0.2 0.16 0.6 0.65 1.3 0.72

Semiconductor devices; L.E.D.s; mounted crystals; parts thereof (Dec. 2018=100)

P8541 0.5 0.29 1.4 0.64 2.9 1.23

Electronic integrated circuits and micro assemblies; parts thereof

P8542 0.2 0.28 0.5 0.61 0.9 1.23

Electrical machines & apparatus, func. n.e.s.o.i.; parts (Dec. 2014=100)

P8543 0.0 0.02 0.2 0.15 1.1 0.41

Insulated conductors (Dec. 2010=100)

P8544 0.2 0.14 0.5 0.43 1.1 0.66

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

PXVII 0.1 0.06 0.2 0.11 0.8 0.58

Motor vehicles and their parts

P87 0.1 0.06 0.2 0.12 0.7 0.65

Tractors (other than work trucks of heading 8709) (Dec. 2017=100)

P8701 0.0 0.02 0.1 0.04 2.2 0.34

Motor vehicles designed to transport people

P8703 0.0 0.04 0.3 0.20 1.0 0.50

Motor vehicles for the transport of goods (Dec. 2013=100)

P8704 0.1 0.02 0.9 0.11 1.0 2.65

Parts of tractors, buses, automobiles, trucks, spec. vehicles

P8708 0.2 0.12 0.2 0.23 0.7 0.90

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

P88 0.1 0.08 0.3 0.17 1.6 0.55

Other aircraft, nesoi; spacecraft & launch vehicles (Dec. 2018=100)

P8802 0.0 0.02 0.6 0.07 3.1 0.84

Parts, nesoi, of civil aircraft and spacecraft (Dec. 2012=100)

P8803 0.0 0.06 0.2 0.14 0.6 0.70

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

PXVIII 0.1 0.11 0.2 0.23 1.0 0.43

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

P90 0.1 0.12 0.3 0.25 1.0 0.47

Instruments/appliances used in medical, surgical, dental, veterinarian sciences

P9018 0.1 0.24 0.3 0.47 0.8 1.15

Orthopedic appliances; artificial body parts; hearing aids, etc (Dec. 2003=100)

P9021 0.2 0.04 1.6 0.71 6.6 1.58

Instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis (Dec. 2006=100)

P9027 0.1 0.10 0.2 0.24 0.8 0.57

Measuring instruments, appliances, and machines, nesoi (Dec. 2013=100)

P9031 0.0 0.02 0.2 0.15 1.0 0.50

Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and parts (Dec. 2011=100)

P9032 0.1 0.09 0.2 0.18 3.1 1.54

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

P91 0.3 0.10 0.6 0.46 0.7 0.73

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

PXX 0.1 0.11 0.4 0.17 0.9 0.23

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

P94 0.1 0.11 0.4 0.19 0.8 0.29

Seats other than barber, dental and similar chairs (Dec. 2001=100)

P9401 0.2 0.11 0.4 0.27 0.7 0.43

Furniture other than seats, nesoi (Dec. 2001=100)

P9403 0.2 0.14 0.5 0.36 1.3 0.60

Lamps, lighting fixtures, & illuminated signs and parts thereof

P9405 0.2 0.24 0.4 0.42 0.6 0.96

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

P95 0.2 0.13 0.5 0.31 1.1 0.53

Toys nesoi; models; puzzles; parts and accessories thereof

P9503 0.0 0.05 0.1 0.25 0.7 0.36

Articles for arcade, table or games parts thereof (Dec. 2018=100)

P9504 0.5 0.24 2.5 0.93 8.5 1.68

Articles & equipment for sports nesoi; parts & accessories thereof

P9506 0.0 0.03 0.2 0.19 4.0 1.18

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

P96 0.0 0.06 0.5 0.18 0.7 0.65

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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021