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: May 2016 to May 2017 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Apr.
2017(1)
Index Percent change
Apr.
2017
May
2017
Annual Monthly
May
2016
to
May
2017
Jan.
2017
to
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2017
to
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2017
to
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2017
to
May
2017

Live animals; animal products

I

1.487 192.2 195.5 2.5 1.2 -0.1 0.2 1.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.442 243.1 247.6 1.9 2.8 1.1 1.5 1.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.749 142.9 143.8 2.3 -0.5 -1.2 -0.8 0.6

Vegetable products

II

2.062 216.4 221.1 14.5 2.3 -2.6 2.5 2.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.370 421.5 441.1 7.3 2.8 -2.4 2.9 4.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.867 128.6 133.3 44.7 0.6 -0.6 4.0 3.7

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.361 232.5 229.9 0.7 -0.7 -0.9 -1.2 -1.1

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

III

0.297 113.5 115.4 7.9 3.0 -4.9 -0.4 1.7

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.675 159.4 159.6 -0.6 0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.186 86.8 86.8 1.0 0.1 -0.1 0.9 0.0

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.192 94.3 92.7 -19.1 -2.8 0.8 -4.6 -1.7

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

20

0.342 159.0 160.5 3.9 -0.4 0.5 -0.1 0.9

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.001 127.8 127.9 -0.6 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Mineral products

V

9.048 173.7 167.6 17.0 -0.1 -2.8 -0.1 -3.5

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

27

8.817 171.7 165.2 17.6 -0.1 -2.9 0.0 -3.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.342 151.8 151.6 2.9 1.1 0.5 -0.3 -0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.569 286.0 285.3 7.7 1.8 5.8 1.2 -0.2

Organic chemicals

29

2.409 124.5 124.6 3.4 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.322 147.9 147.9 3.4 1.3 -0.4 -0.8 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.269 76.3 73.3 -5.1 3.7 -0.1 -3.7 -3.9

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

32

0.192 107.2 107.3 9.5 0.0 0.1 5.2 0.1

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.538 98.6 98.6 - 0.0 -0.2 -1.4 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.685 103.9 103.4 2.2 0.4 0.7 -0.2 -0.5

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.457 139.9 139.9 2.5 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.179 140.7 140.8 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.278 139.8 139.6 6.1 1.5 0.4 0.1 -0.1

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

VIII

0.683 122.8 123.5 -0.6 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.6

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

42

0.652 128.0 128.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.5

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

IX

0.934 154.7 156.8 12.2 1.7 1.9 4.0 1.4

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

44

0.909 106.6 108.1 12.6 1.8 2.0 4.0 1.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.089 110.1 110.4 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.3

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

48

0.723 103.3 103.3 -1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.0

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.220 106.0 106.0 5.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.361 113.3 113.2 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.199 103.8 103.6 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.832 119.1 119.1 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.652 103.7 103.8 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.524 122.3 122.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.290 121.4 121.4 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XIII

0.942 130.0 129.7 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

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

68

0.325 96.1 95.5 -5.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.2 -0.6

Ceramic products

69

0.273 136.8 136.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.344 129.7 129.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

XIV

2.827 170.5 168.5 -2.2 1.7 1.3 0.4 -1.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.559 167.2 166.3 7.4 1.4 1.4 0.8 -0.5

Iron and steel

72

1.373 198.8 197.4 20.1 3.0 3.0 1.5 -0.7

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.656 140.5 140.5 1.7 0.1 0.4 1.2 0.0

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.385 271.3 266.3 8.1 3.4 0.9 -1.7 -1.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.814 129.9 129.4 5.8 2.2 3.0 0.9 -0.4

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

82

0.435 122.9 122.7 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.522 136.5 136.6 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.1

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

XVI

29.833 80.4 80.4 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.835 85.8 85.8 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0

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

85

14.998 75.3 75.3 -1.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.661 114.3 114.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.193 113.3 113.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.0

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

88

1.336 116.1 116.1 -3.4 0.0 -0.2 -2.1 0.0

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

XVIII

3.857 101.3 101.1 -2.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.530 98.0 97.8 -2.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.268 142.0 142.0 0.2 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.286 110.9 111.0 -1.1 0.0 0.1 -0.4 0.1

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

94

2.649 116.4 116.6 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.361 101.4 101.4 -2.0 0.0 0.0 -1.3 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.276 129.8 129.9 -3.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2015 trade values.

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

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