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: March 2016 to March 2017 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Feb.
2017(1)
Index Percent change
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Annual Monthly
Mar.
2016
to
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2016
to
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2016
to
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2017
to
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2017
to
Mar.
2017

Live animals; animal products

I

1.484 191.9 191.5 4.9 -0.2 0.6 1.2 -0.2

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.432 238.3 240.7 10.1 -1.3 -1.7 3.5 1.0

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.762 145.5 143.5 6.7 -0.6 1.5 -0.8 -1.4

Vegetable products

II

2.080 218.4 211.7 10.1 -4.5 -3.2 3.1 -3.1

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.368 419.6 402.4 -5.2 -1.4 -16.5 2.8 -4.1

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.854 126.6 124.8 32.6 -9.0 -1.1 2.4 -1.4

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.371 238.7 236.8 5.3 -4.4 2.2 -0.2 -0.8

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

III

0.313 119.7 110.8 8.0 3.5 -1.3 2.9 -7.4

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.669 159.2 159.5 0.2 0.1 -0.8 0.1 0.2

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.185 86.1 85.7 -0.5 0.5 -2.7 0.1 -0.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.199 98.0 98.8 -10.7 -1.6 -3.8 -2.8 0.8

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

20

0.340 158.1 157.9 1.8 -0.1 -1.0 -0.5 -0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.998 127.5 127.8 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Mineral products

V

9.356 179.7 173.1 49.4 5.8 6.3 0.3 -3.7

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

27

9.114 177.6 170.9 51.6 5.9 6.4 0.3 -3.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.327 151.7 152.6 4.0 0.3 2.0 1.2 0.6

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.533 267.8 285.4 7.4 1.6 3.8 2.1 6.6

Organic chemicals

29

2.370 122.6 123.5 3.2 0.4 1.0 0.8 0.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.372 149.7 149.9 5.5 0.6 3.1 1.3 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.285 80.7 80.6 4.7 0.9 2.4 5.2 -0.1

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

32

0.182 101.8 101.9 4.8 -0.8 0.4 -0.1 0.1

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.547 100.2 100.0 - - 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.682 103.5 104.2 1.6 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.426 138.7 139.7 2.9 -0.1 0.4 0.7 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.156 139.3 140.4 0.5 -0.6 0.1 0.2 0.8

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.270 139.1 139.9 7.4 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.6

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

VIII

0.685 123.4 123.3 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

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

42

0.644 128.6 128.5 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

IX

0.881 146.0 148.8 9.4 1.1 1.6 1.7 1.9

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

44

0.856 100.4 102.5 9.9 1.0 1.6 1.7 2.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.082 109.6 109.5 -0.6 1.0 -0.4 0.1 -0.1

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

48

0.724 103.5 103.5 -1.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.220 106.0 106.0 5.6 1.8 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.350 113.1 113.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.201 103.7 103.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.837 119.2 119.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.650 103.3 103.7 0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.4

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.524 122.4 122.3 -0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.290 121.5 121.4 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

XIII

0.943 130.1 129.8 -1.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

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

68

0.326 96.3 95.8 -3.6 -0.6 0.0 -0.8 -0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.273 137.1 136.6 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Glass and glassware

70

0.344 129.6 129.7 0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

XIV

2.780 167.8 169.8 1.1 -4.6 0.0 1.8 1.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.439 163.7 166.2 9.7 2.3 1.0 1.4 1.5

Iron and steel

72

1.314 190.3 197.0 31.4 4.8 5.1 3.0 3.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.631 138.5 139.0 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.388 273.5 277.1 11.4 8.6 -2.0 3.4 1.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.784 125.1 128.8 6.8 0.5 0.3 2.2 3.0

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

82

0.434 122.7 122.8 -1.5 -0.2 0.8 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.517 135.3 135.4 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

XVI

29.810 80.4 80.4 -1.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.788 85.6 85.7 -0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

85

15.022 75.5 75.4 -1.3 0.3 -0.7 0.0 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.602 113.9 113.9 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.104 112.6 112.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0

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

88

1.365 118.8 118.5 -1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

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

XVIII

3.872 101.8 101.8 -1.6 0.0 -0.9 0.2 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.545 98.5 98.5 -1.8 -0.1 -0.8 0.1 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.268 142.2 141.9 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 1.3 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.300 111.3 111.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.0

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

94

2.647 116.3 116.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.377 102.7 102.7 -0.9 0.1 -0.7 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.276 129.7 129.7 -4.1 -0.1 -1.5 0.0 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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