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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.378 193.6 192.1 0.4 -0.2 0.5 -0.3 -0.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.363 239.3 243.7 -0.9 -2.1 -0.4 -0.2 1.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.714 141.5 138.5 0.1 1.9 0.3 -0.5 -2.1

Vegetable products

II

1.962 212.2 216.5 -1.9 6.7 7.2 -6.1 2.0

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.475 503.3 572.0 13.3 5.9 43.8 -8.9 13.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.744 117.2 112.3 -12.6 14.7 -2.4 -11.3 -4.2

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.317 208.8 203.2 -6.4 -3.6 1.5 2.1 -2.7

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

III

0.244 92.2 89.8 -22.8 -0.2 -2.3 -3.4 -2.6

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.818 165.8 165.6 2.2 0.2 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.198 88.5 87.9 1.6 0.7 -0.2 0.7 -0.7

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.204 97.2 96.8 2.5 2.0 -1.7 0.5 -0.4

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

20

0.380 174.9 175.2 3.0 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous edible preparations (Dec. 2017=100)

21

0.209 103.0 103.0 3.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.055 132.4 132.3 2.4 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Mineral products

V

10.367 203.4 185.2 -9.7 -0.1 3.1 -13.4 -8.9

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

27

10.098 200.8 182.4 -10.2 -0.1 3.2 -13.7 -9.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.675 159.4 158.8 2.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.4

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.687 344.3 348.9 15.8 3.6 2.4 2.9 1.3

Organic chemicals

29

2.428 131.3 128.9 -0.1 0.2 -1.0 -0.7 -1.8

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.517 151.9 151.8 2.4 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.303 93.2 93.8 17.0 -0.5 9.8 1.6 0.6

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

32

0.183 106.2 106.0 -0.3 -1.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.587 103.5 103.1 0.8 0.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.643 106.7 106.3 0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.456 141.9 141.2 0.6 -0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.5

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.295 146.2 145.3 1.8 -0.1 0.3 0.6 -0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.161 135.7 135.1 -1.6 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4

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

VIII

0.639 125.0 125.1 0.7 -0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

42

0.606 131.0 131.2 1.3 -0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

IX

0.940 148.0 148.7 -8.6 -2.3 -7.5 -3.0 0.5

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

44

0.917 101.9 102.4 -8.8 -2.3 -7.6 -3.0 0.5

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.148 121.4 122.1 9.6 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.6

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

48

0.750 111.5 111.8 8.4 -0.4 0.5 -0.1 0.3

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.215 110.2 110.1 5.0 0.1 -0.6 -0.9 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.046 114.3 114.3 0.8 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.030 104.4 104.3 0.8 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.720 120.2 120.2 1.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.643 104.0 103.5 -0.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.5

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.389 122.1 122.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.161 120.8 120.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

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

XIII

0.933 131.8 131.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

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

68

0.332 98.4 97.9 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -1.3 -0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.260 136.1 136.1 -0.4 0.0 0.1 0.7 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.341 132.4 132.5 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

XIV

3.037 170.6 172.5 0.9 -0.7 0.8 1.1 1.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.611 179.1 178.8 2.9 -0.7 0.5 -0.9 -0.2

Iron and steel

72

1.369 229.3 229.5 13.0 0.0 0.1 -0.6 0.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.609 151.4 150.5 0.9 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.394 282.3 283.2 -3.4 -3.1 5.6 -1.3 0.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.929 135.5 135.1 -0.4 -0.9 0.7 -2.6 -0.3

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

82

0.425 124.0 124.1 1.9 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.518 136.8 136.7 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVI

28.959 80.3 80.2 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.193 86.6 86.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

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

85

14.765 74.3 74.2 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.075 114.2 114.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.873 113.3 113.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

88

1.112 115.1 115.1 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

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

XVIII

3.871 102.4 102.3 0.8 0.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.581 98.9 98.9 0.8 -0.1 0.4 -0.2 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.229 141.8 141.3 -2.1 0.4 0.8 -1.1 -0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.361 112.9 112.9 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

94

2.744 118.6 118.6 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.330 103.4 103.5 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.287 130.0 130.0 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0

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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