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: December 2015 to December 2016 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2016(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2015
to
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2016
to
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2016
to
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2016
to
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2016
to
Dec.
2016

Live animals; animal products

I

1.468 188.5 187.9 6.0 -0.2 -1.2 0.1 -0.3

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.386 237.3 234.4 7.2 -0.4 -1.8 1.3 -1.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.801 144.9 143.8 11.4 1.3 0.3 0.3 -0.8

Vegetable products

II

2.294 228.0 218.9 4.7 3.2 -1.0 2.7 -4.0

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.534 485.2 490.7 -5.6 21.5 -4.3 -3.6 1.1

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.834 137.3 124.8 27.9 -4.0 0.2 7.8 -9.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.387 244.9 233.8 1.1 0.6 -0.6 4.5 -4.5

Oilseeds & misc grains, seeds, plants, straw & fodder (Dec. 2015=100)

12

0.161 99.1 89.7 -10.3 -7.9 2.1 2.1 -9.5

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

III

0.298 113.8 118.0 21.5 3.3 -0.8 3.5 3.7

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.771 160.3 160.9 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.4

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.195 88.0 90.2 6.2 -0.2 0.5 0.9 2.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.229 106.5 104.8 -9.3 1.4 -3.0 -4.1 -1.6

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.285 132.7 132.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

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

20

0.335 161.0 163.6 5.8 0.9 1.1 -0.2 1.6

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.026 127.9 127.9 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Mineral products

V

8.620 157.4 168.9 24.2 1.1 6.6 -2.2 7.3

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

27

8.381 155.1 166.7 25.4 1.2 6.8 -2.3 7.5

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.777 145.6 146.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.535 249.7 254.7 -8.2 -1.1 -2.0 0.0 2.0

Organic chemicals

29

2.374 120.4 121.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.3 0.8

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.801 140.4 140.4 1.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.272 74.1 75.5 -18.4 -4.0 -0.4 5.6 1.9

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

32

0.197 102.3 101.4 3.7 0.3 0.9 -0.2 -0.9

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.668 101.9 101.8 14.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.507 137.2 137.3 -0.3 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.236 139.9 139.1 -2.0 0.1 0.3 -0.4 -0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.271 133.9 135.6 2.9 -0.2 0.6 0.4 1.3

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

VIII

0.704 123.4 123.3 -2.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.1

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

42

0.671 128.7 128.6 -1.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

IX

0.819 139.8 141.5 4.7 -0.4 -0.1 -0.8 1.2

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

44

0.794 96.1 97.2 4.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.8 1.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.141 108.8 109.8 -0.5 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.9

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

48

0.774 103.6 103.6 -1.1 -0.3 -0.8 0.1 0.0

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.218 103.9 105.8 5.8 0.3 1.5 1.5 1.8

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.475 113.2 113.1 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.267 103.7 103.8 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.887 119.2 119.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.635 103.5 103.4 -1.3 0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.523 122.3 122.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.299 121.4 121.4 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

XIII

0.955 130.8 130.4 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

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

68

0.327 97.7 97.0 -3.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.7

Ceramic products

69

0.281 137.0 137.0 -0.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.347 129.7 129.7 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

XIV

3.113 172.9 165.0 3.4 -1.3 -2.2 0.1 -4.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.444 155.7 159.2 2.9 -0.6 -0.8 0.4 2.2

Iron and steel

72

1.316 167.8 175.9 11.6 -1.4 -2.6 0.1 4.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.689 136.1 136.1 -4.2 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1 0.0

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.369 248.6 270.3 6.5 0.1 -1.1 3.9 8.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.726 121.4 122.0 0.5 -1.0 0.8 0.7 0.5

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

82

0.443 122.0 121.7 -3.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.521 135.2 135.0 -2.0 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.1

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

XVI

30.442 80.5 80.4 -1.6 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.449 85.4 85.2 -1.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

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

85

14.993 75.8 75.8 -1.3 0.0 0.4 -0.4 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.383 114.2 114.0 -0.1 0.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.891 112.9 112.6 -0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.3

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

88

1.416 118.9 118.9 -0.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

3.996 102.8 102.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.665 99.6 99.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.267 141.6 141.5 1.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.181 111.7 111.6 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

94

2.562 116.4 116.3 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.347 103.3 103.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.272 131.8 131.7 -1.6 -0.6 -1.7 0.0 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2014 trade values.

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

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