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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 2018 to October 2019 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Sept.
2019(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2018
to
Oct.
2019
June
2019
to
July
2019
July
2019
to
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2019
to
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2019
to
Oct.
2019

Live animals; animal products

I

1.395 195.2 193.8 0.2 -0.3 0.7 -0.7 -0.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.378 261.5 258.7 7.9 -1.2 0.5 -0.9 -1.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.732 139.0 137.8 -3.1 -0.1 0.6 -0.9 -0.9

Vegetable products

II

1.804 203.0 199.6 -11.1 -1.3 -2.9 -1.5 -1.7

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.489 502.8 476.9 -11.4 -7.9 6.6 1.0 -5.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.596 105.2 104.7 -20.7 1.9 -9.9 -8.0 -0.5

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.341 203.4 199.2 -2.6 -0.1 -3.3 6.5 -2.1

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

III

0.222 83.3 84.9 -11.0 0.4 0.7 -2.1 1.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.866 166.5 166.8 0.7 0.0 0.9 -0.2 0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.220 95.3 98.3 1.7 0.6 -1.8 -1.3 3.1

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

20

0.368 172.4 171.9 -1.7 0.6 0.6 0.1 -0.3

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.103 135.7 135.6 2.5 0.1 2.5 -0.4 -0.1

Mineral products

V

10.361 209.3 203.4 -13.5 0.0 -4.2 1.4 -2.8

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

27

10.043 206.3 200.3 -14.0 0.0 -4.4 1.4 -2.9

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.942 156.5 156.6 -1.8 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.495 280.9 285.2 -14.8 -0.5 -3.9 0.8 1.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.016 126.1 126.9 -4.0 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4 0.6

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.418 154.7 154.7 1.7 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.271 81.8 77.2 -14.4 -6.6 -0.6 3.2 -5.6

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.601 103.2 103.4 -0.2 0.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.579 102.2 102.1 -4.5 0.4 -0.4 -0.9 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.479 139.9 140.0 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.326 142.6 142.7 -1.8 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.153 136.5 136.8 0.4 -0.7 -0.4 0.0 0.2

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

VIII

0.618 123.9 124.0 -0.7 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

42

0.591 130.5 130.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

IX

0.851 144.9 145.1 -5.0 1.7 -2.3 1.5 0.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.075 116.7 116.0 -4.7 -2.0 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6

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

48

0.724 109.1 108.4 -3.0 -0.9 -0.3 -0.7 -0.6

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.897 114.4 114.4 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.992 105.5 105.5 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.646 120.8 120.6 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.638 101.6 101.8 -2.2 -1.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.364 122.4 122.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.132 121.3 121.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

XIII

0.950 131.8 131.6 -0.5 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.267 135.7 135.7 0.4 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XIV

2.941 191.9 190.4 12.9 2.9 1.5 3.5 -0.8

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.786 172.9 170.1 -5.9 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -1.6

Iron and steel

72

1.323 213.1 204.9 -11.0 -1.5 0.4 -0.7 -3.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.713 148.8 147.4 -2.8 -0.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.9

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.421 264.6 262.8 -8.1 1.3 -3.1 -0.8 -0.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.972 127.0 124.3 -10.6 -0.3 -1.5 -0.9 -2.1

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

82

0.444 123.7 123.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.519 136.0 134.5 -1.9 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -1.1

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

XVI

30.017 79.1 79.1 -1.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.888 85.1 84.8 -2.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4

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

85

15.129 73.5 73.7 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.921 113.2 113.2 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.746 112.3 112.3 -0.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

88

1.064 113.0 113.1 -1.7 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

XVIII

3.999 101.7 101.6 -1.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.725 98.2 98.1 -1.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.212 144.0 143.2 -0.1 1.0 0.1 0.5 -0.6

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.439 111.6 111.4 -1.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

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

94

2.788 117.5 117.5 -0.9 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.380 101.8 101.6 -1.7 -0.6 0.3 0.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.272 128.7 126.5 -2.8 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.7

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2017 trade values.

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

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Last Modified Date: November 15, 2019