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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: October 2019 to October 2020 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Sep.
2020(1)
Index Percent change
Sep.
2020
Oct.
2020
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2019
to
Oct.
2020
Jun.
2020
to
Jul.
2020
Jul.
2020
to
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2020
to
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2020
to
Oct.
2020

Live animals; animal products

I

1.333 189.8 190.8 -1.9 -2.7 0.7 0.3 0.5

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.386 270.8 267.7 2.1 -9.8 2.2 0.2 -1.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.680 129.4 132.8 -3.5 0.6 -0.7 0.5 2.6

Vegetable products

II

2.010 219.1 219.2 9.7 -1.1 1.2 2.5 0.0

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.486 511.8 520.6 9.3 1.2 2.8 1.8 1.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.672 113.7 112.3 7.0 -5.9 -0.1 5.9 -1.2

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.351 223.5 220.1 10.0 3.7 0.5 0.9 -1.5

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

III

0.258 90.1 91.2 7.4 1.3 3.2 1.2 1.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.029 169.4 169.1 1.2 0.0 0.4 0.4 -0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.206 100.5 99.1 0.8 -2.1 0.1 1.1 -1.4

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

20

0.366 168.7 168.5 -1.9 -0.4 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.134 140.0 139.9 3.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Mineral products

V

7.294 154.9 151.9 -26.1 14.4 3.4 -5.1 -1.9

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

27

6.943 150.4 147.3 -27.3 15.2 3.6 -5.4 -2.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.614 154.9 155.2 -0.8 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.456 268.1 268.5 -6.3 -0.6 -0.3 0.4 0.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.103 122.1 122.7 -2.8 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.5

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.992 155.4 155.3 0.5 0.5 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.628 103.3 102.9 -0.3 0.6 0.2 0.0 -0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.598 101.4 102.2 0.0 -0.2 0.3 0.6 0.8

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.809 144.7 145.7 3.8 2.4 1.2 1.0 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.516 144.7 145.1 1.6 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.293 146.8 149.0 8.4 3.5 1.5 1.7 1.5

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

VIII

0.623 124.3 124.4 0.2 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

42

0.597 131.1 131.1 0.2 -0.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

IX

1.305 229.1 235.3 61.9 10.7 15.7 17.5 2.7

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2019=100)

44

1.281 159.7 164.2 - 11.0 16.1 17.9 2.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.018 111.5 110.6 -4.5 -0.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.8

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

48

0.694 104.0 103.2 -5.1 -0.5 -1.0 -0.9 -0.8

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.895 114.5 114.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.979 104.9 105.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.649 122.8 122.4 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.3

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.632 99.6 100.5 -1.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 0.9

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.393 124.5 124.5 1.5 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.165 122.8 122.9 1.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

XIII

0.973 131.6 131.5 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

XIV

3.352 226.2 222.5 16.7 1.2 9.1 2.4 -1.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.606 171.4 171.9 0.8 1.0 1.6 1.6 0.3

Iron and steel

72

1.096 195.4 199.2 -2.9 -0.7 2.1 2.5 1.9

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.694 146.5 146.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.469 298.6 297.8 13.3 6.0 3.5 2.0 -0.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.947 132.1 132.4 5.3 3.8 3.4 2.2 0.2

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

82

0.467 123.1 123.1 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.531 132.9 133.6 -1.2 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.5

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

XVI

30.796 79.1 79.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.725 85.1 85.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

85

15.071 73.3 73.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.011 114.8 114.8 1.4 -0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.882 114.1 114.1 1.6 -0.2 0.2 0.4 0.0

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

XVIII

4.130 102.3 102.3 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.857 98.4 98.5 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.476 111.0 110.8 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

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

94

2.818 116.7 116.7 -0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.388 101.7 101.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.5

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.271 126.7 126.6 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2018 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: November 17, 2020