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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: January 2020 to January 2021 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Dec.
2020(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2020
to
Jan.
2021
Sep.
2020
to
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2020
to
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2020
to
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2020
to
Jan.
2021

Live animals; animal products

I

1.375 194.1 198.7 -1.2 0.6 0.0 1.6 2.4

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.384 276.0 278.5 3.1 -0.8 0.5 2.0 0.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.711 133.8 137.8 -4.5 2.4 -0.7 1.7 3.0

Vegetable products

II

1.912 200.4 208.7 3.9 -0.5 -7.3 -1.3 4.1

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.381 415.4 449.6 -8.1 1.7 -14.8 -8.1 8.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.655 98.0 103.5 2.2 -2.0 -11.6 -0.5 5.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.373 222.8 222.4 7.4 -3.4 0.3 2.4 -0.2

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

III

0.320 104.5 107.4 19.3 1.2 10.3 3.9 2.8

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.113 169.2 169.7 0.8 0.2 -0.4 0.1 0.3

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.220 100.6 99.2 -2.3 0.0 -0.2 0.8 -1.4

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

20

0.354 168.9 168.9 -1.7 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.177 140.4 140.7 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2

Mineral products

V

7.220 173.4 186.0 -12.5 -1.0 4.5 7.6 7.3

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

27

6.892 169.2 181.7 -13.3 -1.1 4.7 7.9 7.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.277 156.4 155.9 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.9 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.497 280.3 287.4 -2.8 0.0 1.9 2.9 2.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.277 126.5 127.8 1.4 0.5 0.6 2.5 1.0

Pharmaceutical products

30

5.454 154.4 151.8 -1.9 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -1.7

Fertilizers (Dec. 2020=100)

31

0.270 100.0 100.7 - - - - 0.7

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.611 104.3 105.0 3.6 1.0 0.7 1.2 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.876 148.6 151.2 8.2 0.8 1.1 0.9 1.7

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.514 147.1 148.5 4.4 0.3 0.8 0.6 1.0

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.362 154.0 158.7 15.8 1.4 2.0 1.4 3.1

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

42

0.550 131.2 131.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

IX

1.164 210.2 253.0 75.0 2.4 -14.1 4.3 20.4

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

44

1.140 146.3 176.7 77.2 2.4 -14.4 4.4 20.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

0.975 111.6 111.6 -1.4 -0.7 1.0 -0.2 0.0

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

48

0.653 103.9 104.1 -3.5 -0.7 0.5 0.1 0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.904 114.4 114.4 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.984 104.7 105.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.4

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.645 122.2 121.9 0.7 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.667 100.2 100.4 0.0 1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.403 123.4 123.4 -0.7 0.0 -0.9 0.0 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.174 121.6 121.6 -0.8 0.2 -1.1 -0.1 0.0

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

XIII

0.930 132.1 132.6 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.4

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2020=100)

68

0.338 100.0 100.2 - - - - 0.2

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

XIV

3.012 226.1 236.4 19.3 -1.7 0.6 1.2 4.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.555 180.2 186.2 10.0 0.1 1.9 3.0 3.3

Iron and steel

72

0.991 212.5 231.5 16.2 2.1 1.2 5.0 8.9

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.656 148.4 149.9 2.0 0.1 0.4 0.8 1.0

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.493 335.7 345.0 24.4 0.8 4.1 6.2 2.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

1.036 147.4 152.3 19.9 0.2 5.7 5.4 3.3

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

82

0.440 122.5 123.0 0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.4

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.534 133.9 135.8 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.4

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

XVI

30.314 78.9 79.0 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.628 84.8 84.9 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

85

14.686 73.4 73.5 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.415 114.8 115.1 0.9 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.168 114.1 114.3 1.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2020=100)

88

1.149 100.0 99.9 - - - - -0.1

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

XVIII

4.324 102.3 102.7 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

4.039 98.4 98.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.261 110.8 111.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.3

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

94

2.623 116.8 117.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.364 100.9 100.8 -1.3 -0.6 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.274 126.7 127.6 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.7

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2019 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: February 18, 2021