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: August 2017 to August 2018 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
July
2018(1)
Index Percent change
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Annual Monthly
Aug.
2017
to
Aug.
2018
Apr.
2018
to
May
2018
May
2018
to
June
2018
June
2018
to
July
2018
July
2018
to
Aug.
2018

Live animals; animal products

I

1.353 193.2 193.6 -0.5 0.2 -2.6 0.4 0.2

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.372 249.0 247.2 0.5 0.8 -1.3 0.2 -0.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.691 139.3 138.2 -1.5 -0.1 -3.9 0.6 -0.8

Vegetable products

II

1.741 191.5 196.0 -11.6 1.0 -7.4 -5.1 2.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.337 362.7 362.6 -20.3 -2.2 -15.9 1.5 0.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.700 112.3 117.7 -12.1 2.2 -5.3 -9.9 4.8

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.315 210.6 209.2 -10.3 0.6 -1.9 -1.1 -0.7

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

III

0.257 98.9 97.8 -16.0 -3.0 -4.5 -1.3 -1.1

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.775 166.1 165.6 2.0 0.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.193 87.7 87.5 1.7 -0.9 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.206 99.7 96.5 1.0 2.3 -2.7 -1.2 -3.2

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

20

0.367 171.8 172.5 2.3 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.4

Miscellaneous edible preparations (Dec. 2017=100)

21

0.206 103.1 103.1 - 0.0 0.1 1.0 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.034 132.0 132.1 2.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Mineral products

V

11.689 233.3 224.2 30.8 6.2 2.8 1.2 -3.9

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

27

11.428 231.1 221.9 31.5 6.3 2.8 1.1 -4.0

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.533 159.7 159.7 5.5 0.6 -0.3 0.9 0.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.619 317.0 316.7 16.9 -1.2 1.0 0.7 -0.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.430 134.2 133.8 8.4 1.0 -0.1 0.4 -0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.484 153.9 154.1 3.7 0.9 -0.6 1.5 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.259 81.5 82.6 17.8 2.1 0.2 -0.5 1.3

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

32

0.184 109.1 107.3 -1.5 -0.2 0.7 1.0 -1.6

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.568 102.2 102.2 0.8 -0.2 -0.6 -0.7 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.633 107.3 107.0 1.9 -0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.3

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.386 141.4 141.9 1.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.4

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.232 144.7 145.5 2.5 0.0 0.8 0.2 0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.153 137.0 137.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.6 0.1

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

VIII

0.632 125.7 125.8 1.7 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

42

0.598 131.5 131.6 2.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

IX

1.094 175.1 168.7 4.7 2.9 0.4 -2.9 -3.7

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

44

1.071 121.0 116.5 4.9 3.0 0.4 -3.0 -3.7

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.115 119.9 120.8 9.5 0.3 1.6 1.7 0.8

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

48

0.732 110.7 111.5 8.3 0.4 1.1 2.2 0.7

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.213 111.0 111.0 6.2 -0.1 3.5 0.5 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.961 114.3 114.2 0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.996 104.2 104.0 0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.691 119.8 119.9 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.634 103.9 104.3 0.6 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.4

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.370 122.5 122.5 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.146 121.2 121.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

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

XIII

0.919 132.1 131.8 1.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

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

68

0.332 100.4 99.6 3.1 0.2 0.7 0.0 -0.8

Ceramic products

69

0.254 135.1 135.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.332 131.3 131.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 0.1

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

XIV

2.998 171.3 168.5 -1.2 -0.4 0.2 -1.7 -1.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.635 183.0 181.3 7.5 1.9 0.2 -1.2 -0.9

Iron and steel

72

1.364 232.4 230.1 16.7 1.6 0.0 0.4 -1.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.598 152.8 152.7 5.9 0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.403 293.6 286.3 0.3 8.0 -0.9 -7.1 -2.5

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.953 141.4 139.4 8.1 5.1 0.0 -1.8 -1.4

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

82

0.414 122.9 122.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.511 137.2 137.2 0.3 0.1 -0.5 0.2 0.0

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

XVI

28.528 80.4 80.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

13.995 86.8 86.8 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

85

14.533 74.4 74.5 -1.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.853 114.3 114.3 0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.667 113.4 113.3 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

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

88

1.096 115.4 115.3 -0.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

XVIII

3.805 102.3 102.0 0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.520 98.9 98.6 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.226 142.2 141.8 -1.5 -1.1 -1.5 0.4 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.269 112.4 112.6 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

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

94

2.690 118.2 118.4 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.298 102.7 103.0 1.7 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.281 129.6 129.5 -0.2 0.0 0.5 0.3 -0.1

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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