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: October 2016 to October 2017 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2017(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2016
to
Oct.
2017
June
2017
to
July
2017
July
2017
to
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2017
to
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2017
to
Oct.
2017

Live animals; animal products

I

1.470 191.7 192.3 2.1 -0.9 -1.0 -1.4 0.3

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.444 246.6 250.9 6.8 -1.1 -2.5 0.3 1.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.723 139.4 140.6 -2.6 -1.5 -1.0 -0.6 0.9

Vegetable products

II

2.221 235.1 233.1 5.0 -1.1 0.7 6.1 -0.9

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.408 468.5 454.1 -9.8 -0.9 -1.9 3.0 -3.1

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

1.016 152.0 151.5 18.9 -2.7 2.1 13.5 -0.3

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.353 229.4 225.1 -3.9 2.6 0.3 -1.7 -1.9

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

III

0.307 118.4 116.4 5.9 0.1 1.0 1.7 -1.7

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.707 162.8 162.7 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.2 -0.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.185 86.8 88.0 0.9 0.1 -0.8 0.9 1.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.192 95.0 96.2 -13.4 -1.7 0.7 -0.5 1.3

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

20

0.363 170.4 172.1 6.7 1.9 0.4 1.0 1.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.000 128.9 129.1 0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

Mineral products

V

9.309 180.3 183.2 13.7 -1.0 3.8 5.3 1.6

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

27

9.051 177.9 180.2 13.5 -1.0 4.0 5.5 1.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.233 151.4 152.5 4.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.7

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.520 259.9 273.8 9.7 -1.1 -2.2 -4.0 5.3

Organic chemicals

29

2.421 124.6 125.6 4.2 -0.4 0.2 1.1 0.8

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.354 148.3 148.0 4.1 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.252 71.0 78.7 12.1 -1.2 -3.2 1.3 10.8

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

32

0.192 106.6 106.2 3.6 0.4 -0.1 -2.1 -0.4

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.562 102.4 102.8 - 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.696 105.1 105.2 3.2 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.433 140.2 140.6 2.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.183 142.2 143.0 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.250 138.0 137.7 3.1 -1.2 0.7 0.4 -0.2

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

VIII

0.683 124.1 124.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0

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

42

0.653 129.4 129.5 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.1

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

IX

0.957 160.0 164.8 17.0 1.6 2.8 -0.7 3.0

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

44

0.932 110.4 113.7 17.3 1.6 2.9 -0.6 3.0

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.080 110.3 110.8 1.8 0.3 -0.5 0.0 0.5

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

48

0.713 102.9 103.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.216 104.7 104.9 2.3 0.1 -1.5 0.2 0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.325 113.5 113.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.187 103.9 103.8 0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.819 119.0 118.9 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.648 103.9 103.9 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.502 121.7 121.6 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.272 120.8 120.7 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

XIII

0.938 130.5 130.9 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3

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

68

0.324 96.7 97.2 -0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.269 135.9 136.4 -0.5 -0.7 0.4 0.2 0.4

Glass and glassware

70

0.345 131.2 131.2 1.1 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.0

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

XIV

2.873 174.9 170.6 -1.3 -1.9 2.0 2.5 -2.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.682 172.4 173.9 12.0 0.3 0.7 2.3 0.9

Iron and steel

72

1.373 200.7 204.3 22.0 -0.8 1.1 1.8 1.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.709 146.3 147.9 8.1 0.9 -0.8 1.5 1.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.423 300.7 290.9 21.6 2.1 5.1 5.3 -3.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.825 132.8 136.3 13.1 0.4 0.1 2.9 2.6

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

82

0.431 123.0 121.9 -0.3 0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.9

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.521 137.6 137.8 1.0 -0.1 0.3 0.6 0.1

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

XVI

29.627 80.6 80.7 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.814 86.5 86.6 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1

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

85

14.813 75.1 75.1 -1.3 0.3 0.0 -0.5 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.474 113.9 113.8 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.027 112.9 112.7 -0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.2

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

88

1.316 115.5 115.8 -2.6 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.3

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

XVIII

3.845 102.0 102.0 -0.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.517 98.6 98.6 -1.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.269 143.9 143.8 1.1 1.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.258 111.1 111.2 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

94

2.638 116.9 116.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.347 101.3 101.3 -1.9 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.273 129.8 129.8 -1.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

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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