Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2016 to January 2017 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2016(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2016
to
Jan.
2017
Sept.
2016
to
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2016
to
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2016
to
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2016
to
Jan.
2017

Live animals; animal products

I

1.470 188.3 189.3 4.9 -1.2 0.2 -0.2 0.5

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.428 233.5 228.4 5.8 -1.5 0.9 -1.4 -2.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.764 144.5 146.7 10.6 0.2 0.7 -0.6 1.5

Vegetable products

II

2.106 219.0 212.7 0.3 -1.0 3.2 -4.4 -2.9

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.433 488.5 420.0 -28.7 -4.3 -1.5 -1.4 -14.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.851 125.0 123.4 32.4 0.2 7.8 -9.0 -1.3

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.367 234.1 239.2 6.2 -0.6 4.5 -4.4 2.2

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

III

0.311 117.9 116.4 19.0 -0.8 3.5 3.6 -1.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.721 160.7 159.4 0.7 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 -0.8

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.195 90.3 87.1 2.7 0.5 0.9 2.6 -3.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.215 104.8 100.8 -7.7 -3.0 -4.1 -1.6 -3.8

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

20

0.353 162.7 161.6 4.6 1.1 -0.4 1.2 -0.7

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.010 127.8 127.5 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Mineral products

V

8.928 169.8 179.9 57.3 6.7 -1.1 6.6 5.9

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

27

8.686 167.6 177.8 60.0 6.8 -1.0 6.7 6.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.122 146.9 148.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.8

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.511 254.2 263.7 -2.9 -2.0 -0.1 1.9 3.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.353 120.6 121.7 -1.3 -0.6 -0.5 0.6 0.9

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.217 143.0 143.6 3.5 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.4

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.267 74.9 76.7 -7.8 -0.4 5.7 0.9 2.4

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.184 101.6 101.6 6.3 0.9 -0.2 -0.7 0.0

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.551 100.0 100.3 - - - - 0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.680 102.3 103.0 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.424 137.3 138.1 1.3 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.6

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.173 139.0 139.3 -0.8 0.3 -0.5 -0.6 0.2

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.251 135.6 137.4 5.2 0.7 0.4 1.1 1.3

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

VIII

0.692 123.3 123.1 -2.5 0.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

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

42

0.661 128.7 128.5 -1.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2

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

IX

0.861 141.4 143.7 6.1 -0.1 -0.8 1.1 1.6

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.836 97.2 98.8 6.4 0.0 -0.8 1.1 1.6

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.096 109.9 109.5 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 1.0 -0.4

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

48

0.731 103.6 103.5 -0.4 -0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.222 105.9 105.8 5.7 1.6 1.5 1.8 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.400 113.1 113.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.222 103.7 103.8 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.853 119.1 119.0 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.658 103.6 103.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.539 122.5 122.7 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.303 121.6 121.5 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.1

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

XIII

0.955 130.5 130.4 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2015=100)

68

0.331 97.1 97.2 -2.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.276 137.1 137.1 -1.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.348 129.7 129.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.4

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

XIV

2.760 165.0 165.1 2.9 -2.2 0.0 -4.6 0.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.361 159.8 161.6 6.4 -0.7 0.6 2.3 1.1

Iron and steel

72

1.224 175.7 185.9 23.4 -2.7 0.2 4.7 5.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.641 138.0 138.4 -1.4 -0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.386 269.9 263.6 6.6 -1.1 3.9 8.6 -2.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.772 122.0 122.5 1.6 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4

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

82

0.435 121.8 122.8 -2.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.8

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.522 135.4 135.2 -1.3 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVI

30.121 80.5 80.3 -1.5 0.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.885 85.3 85.4 -1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 0.1

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

85

15.236 75.8 75.4 -1.8 0.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.5

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.769 114.1 113.9 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.253 112.8 112.5 0.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3

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

88

1.380 118.9 118.9 -1.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

3.932 102.4 101.5 -1.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.9

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.603 99.1 98.3 -1.3 -0.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.8

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.269 141.6 140.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -1.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.355 111.6 111.2 -1.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

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

94

2.672 116.3 116.0 -0.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.400 103.4 103.0 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.283 131.7 128.5 -5.1 -1.7 0.0 -0.1 -2.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2015 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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