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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.405 196.0 196.9 2.9 -0.7 -0.4 0.8 0.5

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.392 270.2 277.1 13.5 -0.6 -0.1 3.1 2.6

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.726 137.5 136.3 -1.7 -1.0 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9

Vegetable products

II

1.742 195.4 201.4 -8.1 -1.5 -1.5 -2.3 3.1

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.441 470.1 503.5 -15.0 1.0 -5.2 -1.3 7.1

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.534 97.7 99.8 -11.1 -8.0 -0.2 -7.0 2.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.332 205.4 210.8 1.7 6.4 -1.6 2.6 2.6

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

III

0.229 85.8 86.8 -4.3 -2.1 1.9 1.1 1.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.891 167.4 168.2 1.6 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.229 98.7 101.4 4.8 -1.3 3.1 0.4 2.7

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

20

0.368 171.8 171.9 -1.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.108 135.9 136.0 2.8 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.1

Mineral products

V

10.347 208.3 214.0 19.2 0.9 -1.6 1.4 2.7

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

27

10.028 205.3 211.1 19.5 0.9 -1.7 1.4 2.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.975 156.6 157.0 -0.8 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.524 296.0 309.8 -10.0 0.7 2.0 3.4 4.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.025 126.2 126.9 -1.3 -0.3 0.6 -0.6 0.6

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.423 154.4 154.3 1.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.254 76.5 73.8 -19.2 3.2 -5.9 -0.6 -3.5

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.604 103.2 103.2 0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.579 101.9 101.9 -3.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.490 139.8 139.7 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.331 142.4 142.3 -2.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.159 136.8 136.7 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.1

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

VIII

0.625 124.8 124.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.2

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

42

0.598 131.6 131.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.5 -0.2

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

IX

0.848 144.0 145.1 -2.6 1.5 0.2 -0.8 0.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.060 114.7 114.3 -6.8 -0.4 -0.9 -0.9 -0.3

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

48

0.721 108.3 108.6 -2.9 -0.6 -0.4 -0.5 0.3

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.900 114.1 114.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.991 105.0 105.3 0.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.650 120.7 120.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.639 101.5 101.4 -2.2 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.376 123.0 122.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.4 -0.3

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.143 122.0 121.7 -0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.4 -0.2

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

XIII

0.956 132.3 132.3 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0

Ceramic products

69

0.268 135.7 135.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

XIV

2.962 192.6 192.7 11.7 3.4 -0.7 1.1 0.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.707 170.0 169.3 -5.3 -0.2 -1.3 -0.4 -0.4

Iron and steel

72

1.250 200.7 198.7 -12.9 -0.7 -3.7 -2.2 -1.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.696 146.7 147.6 -2.1 -0.3 -1.0 -0.5 0.6

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.431 269.9 270.8 -5.1 -0.8 -0.7 2.7 0.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.980 127.6 127.9 -5.3 -0.9 -1.0 1.5 0.2

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

82

0.442 122.9 122.9 -0.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.515 134.6 134.5 -2.0 0.1 -1.0 0.0 -0.1

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

XVI

29.990 78.8 78.8 -1.7 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.795 84.3 84.2 -2.8 -0.4 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1

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

85

15.195 73.5 73.6 -0.8 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.976 113.3 113.4 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.795 112.4 112.5 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

88

1.068 113.1 113.2 -1.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

XVIII

4.003 101.5 101.5 -0.9 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.731 98.0 98.1 -0.9 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.210 142.1 142.1 0.5 0.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.442 111.3 111.4 -1.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

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

94

2.782 116.9 117.1 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.392 102.3 102.3 -1.2 0.0 -0.2 0.7 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.268 126.5 126.5 -2.8 0.0 -1.7 0.0 0.0

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: January 16, 2020