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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.377 191.7 193.3 -1.9 -0.2 -0.8 0.2 0.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.360 247.6 252.7 0.7 0.2 1.6 1.4 2.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.733 138.6 138.4 -2.9 -0.4 -2.2 0.0 -0.1

Vegetable products

II

1.911 214.1 211.6 -9.0 -4.4 2.0 -2.3 -1.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.474 505.1 459.7 -14.8 -1.9 12.2 -14.7 -9.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.670 122.4 120.0 -9.6 -11.3 -4.2 9.0 -2.0

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.331 204.5 202.2 -6.6 2.1 -0.7 -1.4 -1.1

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

III

0.246 92.0 91.2 -19.2 -3.1 -1.3 0.9 -0.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.866 165.7 165.7 1.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.223 96.0 96.1 0.9 0.5 -0.4 -0.8 0.1

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

20

0.375 174.7 174.7 4.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.078 132.0 132.3 1.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Mineral products

V

9.297 186.9 196.2 -5.8 -12.2 -13.0 4.1 5.0

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

27

8.998 183.9 193.4 -6.1 -12.5 -13.3 4.1 5.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.013 157.0 158.5 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -0.8 1.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.572 322.6 334.4 6.6 2.9 0.0 -6.3 3.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.046 127.4 128.3 -1.6 -0.8 -2.0 -0.9 0.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.330 150.9 153.0 1.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 1.4

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.305 91.6 89.9 12.1 1.9 -0.5 0.2 -1.9

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.602 102.8 102.7 -0.9 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.607 106.6 106.4 0.2 -0.4 -1.2 1.3 -0.2

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.523 140.9 140.2 -0.4 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.5

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.372 144.7 144.0 0.4 0.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.5

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.151 135.5 135.0 -1.9 -0.4 -0.4 0.3 -0.4

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

VIII

0.629 125.5 125.2 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.4 -0.2

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

42

0.600 131.9 131.6 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.2

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

IX

0.870 147.5 149.4 -9.5 -3.7 1.2 -0.9 1.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.136 122.7 122.7 8.3 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.0

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

48

0.744 111.6 111.8 6.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.934 114.7 114.6 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.999 105.1 104.8 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.653 120.4 120.5 1.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.657 103.8 103.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.379 123.1 123.3 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.146 122.1 122.3 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

XIII

0.952 131.4 132.0 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.269 135.9 135.9 1.0 0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

XIV

2.723 176.8 178.0 1.7 1.1 1.1 2.5 0.7

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.932 176.4 176.9 -1.2 -0.9 -0.2 -1.3 0.3

Iron and steel

72

1.383 221.7 218.6 2.1 -0.7 -0.2 -2.8 -1.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.744 150.6 150.2 -0.8 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.444 277.5 285.6 -5.8 -1.3 1.1 -2.8 2.9

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

1.022 132.8 133.3 -3.4 -2.6 -0.3 -1.7 0.4

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

82

0.447 123.9 124.0 1.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.528 137.8 137.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

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

XVI

30.527 80.1 79.9 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.233 86.7 86.5 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

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

85

15.294 73.9 73.8 -1.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.075 113.9 114.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.880 113.0 113.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0

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

88

1.086 114.9 114.9 -1.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0

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

XVIII

4.025 101.9 102.2 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.754 98.4 98.7 -1.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.3

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.210 142.0 142.3 -0.1 -1.0 -0.4 0.4 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.508 112.8 112.6 0.9 0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

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

94

2.831 118.8 118.6 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.402 102.8 102.6 0.8 0.0 0.1 -0.7 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.275 129.6 129.7 0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.1

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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