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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.503 194.7 190.9 0.2 1.2 -0.8 -1.0 -2.0

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.447 246.7 249.5 4.6 1.6 -0.9 -2.4 1.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.734 140.3 137.5 -4.5 0.1 -1.5 -1.0 -2.0

Vegetable products

II

2.108 221.6 234.6 4.6 1.3 -1.1 0.7 5.9

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.399 454.8 468.5 -10.9 9.8 -0.9 -1.9 3.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.901 133.9 152.0 19.5 1.1 -2.7 2.1 13.5

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.362 233.3 229.4 -2.7 -1.4 2.6 0.3 -1.7

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

III

0.304 116.4 118.6 7.0 1.6 0.1 1.0 1.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.721 162.5 163.0 1.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.184 85.9 87.0 0.2 0.8 0.1 -0.9 1.3

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.194 95.6 96.0 -16.2 4.0 -1.8 1.0 0.4

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

20

0.364 169.3 171.0 7.2 0.0 2.2 0.4 1.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.004 128.5 128.9 0.9 0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.3

Mineral products

V

8.984 172.8 179.2 18.7 -3.4 -0.5 4.2 3.7

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

27

8.722 170.2 176.7 18.9 -3.7 -0.5 4.4 3.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.291 151.3 151.3 3.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.538 270.7 259.6 2.0 -2.1 -1.1 -2.2 -4.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.380 123.3 124.5 2.7 0.2 -0.4 0.2 1.0

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.335 148.7 148.4 5.5 0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.245 69.7 69.8 -1.0 0.1 -1.2 -3.7 0.1

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

32

0.195 108.9 106.6 4.9 1.5 0.4 -0.1 -2.1

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.547 100.4 101.0 - 0.1 0.6 0.5 0.6

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.690 104.9 105.0 3.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.451 139.9 140.2 2.4 -0.6 0.0 0.4 0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.198 142.2 142.2 1.5 -0.2 0.6 0.3 0.0

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.253 137.3 138.1 4.1 -1.1 -1.2 0.6 0.6

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

VIII

0.686 123.7 124.1 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.3

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

42

0.655 129.0 129.4 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3

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

IX

0.974 161.7 160.4 13.8 -1.3 1.6 3.2 -0.8

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

44

0.948 111.5 110.6 14.1 -1.4 1.6 3.2 -0.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.086 110.1 109.9 0.8 0.2 0.3 -0.6 -0.2

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

48

0.718 102.9 102.5 -1.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.4

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.217 104.5 104.5 3.6 0.0 0.0 -1.4 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.356 113.4 113.5 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.204 104.0 104.0 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.830 118.9 118.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.652 103.7 103.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.515 121.9 121.6 -0.7 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.283 121.0 120.7 -0.7 0.0 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

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

XIII

0.943 130.3 130.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.2

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

68

0.326 96.7 96.7 -1.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0

Ceramic products

69

0.270 135.6 135.7 -1.1 -0.2 -0.7 0.4 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.347 130.9 131.2 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.2

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

XIV

2.821 170.6 174.9 -1.0 1.2 -1.9 2.0 2.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.584 168.3 172.0 10.0 -0.1 0.2 0.6 2.2

Iron and steel

72

1.359 197.2 200.7 16.6 -1.0 -0.8 1.1 1.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.687 143.5 145.3 5.9 1.3 0.8 -1.1 1.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.404 285.5 300.7 24.3 0.0 2.1 5.1 5.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.805 128.7 132.6 11.0 -0.8 0.2 0.0 3.0

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

82

0.435 123.0 123.0 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.521 136.8 137.6 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.6

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

XVI

29.863 80.7 80.7 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.873 86.2 86.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

85

14.990 75.4 75.3 -0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.588 114.0 114.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.132 113.0 113.1 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.1

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

88

1.324 115.4 115.5 -2.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.1

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

XVIII

3.863 101.7 102.0 -1.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.533 98.3 98.6 -1.6 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.270 143.9 143.9 1.1 0.4 1.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.284 111.1 111.1 -0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

94

2.653 116.8 116.8 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.356 101.3 101.3 -1.9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.275 129.7 129.7 -3.3 -0.2 0.0 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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