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 2017 to October 2018 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Sept.
2018(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2017
to
Oct.
2018
June
2018
to
July
2018
July
2018
to
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2018
to
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2018
to
Oct.
2018

Live animals; animal products

I

1.352 192.6 194.2 1.6 0.2 0.3 -0.4 0.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.358 239.0 240.3 -2.9 -0.8 -0.4 -2.6 0.5

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.706 141.8 142.4 1.7 0.7 -0.2 1.9 0.4

Vegetable products

II

1.920 210.7 226.0 -3.0 -4.8 3.0 6.7 7.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.357 384.1 552.3 21.6 1.5 0.0 5.9 43.8

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.846 135.3 132.1 -12.8 -9.2 4.8 14.7 -2.4

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.302 201.4 204.3 -9.2 -1.0 -1.0 -3.6 1.4

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

III

0.254 97.6 95.4 -18.6 -1.3 -1.1 -0.2 -2.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.783 166.2 165.5 2.2 -0.5 -0.2 0.2 -0.4

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.194 88.1 88.0 0.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.7 -0.1

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.203 98.4 96.7 1.8 -1.2 -3.2 2.0 -1.7

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

20

0.374 174.6 174.9 2.2 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.2

Miscellaneous edible preparations (Dec. 2017=100)

21

0.207 103.3 103.0 - 1.1 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.037 132.0 132.2 2.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Mineral products

V

11.528 229.5 236.8 30.5 1.0 -2.1 0.7 3.2

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

27

11.266 227.3 234.8 31.3 0.8 -2.1 0.8 3.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.565 159.9 160.4 5.3 0.9 -0.1 0.3 0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.642 326.6 334.6 23.0 0.5 -0.4 3.6 2.4

Organic chemicals

29

2.432 133.5 133.2 6.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.507 153.8 153.7 3.9 1.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.267 83.5 89.8 14.2 -0.1 2.6 -0.5 7.5

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

32

0.182 106.9 106.7 0.8 1.1 -0.9 -1.2 -0.2

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.578 103.4 103.7 1.2 -0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.635 106.9 106.9 1.4 0.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.392 141.3 141.6 0.7 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.239 144.8 145.3 1.6 0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.153 136.7 136.3 -1.0 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

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

VIII

0.630 124.9 124.9 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

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

42

0.597 130.9 130.9 1.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

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

IX

1.032 164.7 151.6 -7.8 -2.9 -3.7 -2.4 -8.0

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

44

1.008 113.7 104.4 -8.0 -3.0 -3.7 -2.4 -8.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.131 121.3 121.3 9.4 2.0 0.9 -0.1 0.0

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

48

0.736 111.0 111.4 8.1 2.2 0.7 -0.4 0.4

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.215 111.9 111.1 5.9 0.9 0.4 0.1 -0.7

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.982 114.5 114.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.000 104.4 104.5 0.9 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.699 120.4 120.3 1.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.635 104.1 104.2 0.3 0.0 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.373 122.4 122.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.149 121.3 121.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

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

XIII

0.922 132.2 132.3 1.0 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.1

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

68

0.331 99.8 99.7 2.6 0.0 -0.7 0.1 -0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.255 135.1 135.3 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.336 132.3 132.5 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

XIV

2.935 167.3 168.7 -1.1 -1.7 -1.6 -0.7 0.8

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.552 179.9 180.5 3.6 -1.1 -1.2 -0.6 0.3

Iron and steel

72

1.357 230.6 230.8 13.0 0.7 -1.1 0.0 0.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.597 152.4 151.1 1.5 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.9

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.373 270.9 283.5 -2.9 -7.1 -4.7 -3.1 4.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.933 138.1 139.1 2.1 -1.8 -1.4 -0.9 0.7

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

82

0.417 123.3 123.6 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.511 137.0 136.8 -0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVI

28.584 80.4 80.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.016 86.8 86.8 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

85

14.568 74.4 74.2 -1.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.872 114.2 114.3 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.688 113.3 113.4 0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

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

88

1.095 114.9 115.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.1

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

XVIII

3.811 102.2 102.5 0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.525 98.8 99.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.226 142.3 143.7 -0.1 0.4 -0.3 0.4 1.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.294 112.8 112.9 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

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

94

2.704 118.5 118.5 1.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.308 103.2 103.5 2.2 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.282 129.5 130.2 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.5

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2016 trade values.

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

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