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 2018 to August 2019 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
July
2019(1)
Index Percent change
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Annual Monthly
Aug.
2018
to
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2019
to
May
2019
May
2019
to
June
2019
June
2019
to
July
2019
July
2019
to
Aug.
2019

Live animals; animal products

I

1.388 195.1 196.3 1.4 -0.9 -0.6 -0.5 0.6

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.376 261.0 265.8 8.0 0.0 0.1 -1.8 1.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.733 139.9 140.9 1.2 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.7

Vegetable products

II

1.876 212.2 206.5 4.6 -1.2 -3.8 -1.3 -2.7

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.434 466.9 497.9 37.3 -13.9 0.5 -7.9 6.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.688 126.9 114.4 -3.1 8.5 -11.0 1.9 -9.9

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.317 197.6 193.5 -7.4 -2.6 1.6 -0.1 -2.1

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

III

0.223 84.3 86.5 -11.6 -3.0 -1.9 0.5 2.6

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.832 165.3 166.7 0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.8

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.226 98.4 96.6 0.1 -0.5 1.2 0.6 -1.8

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

20

0.363 170.7 171.2 -1.0 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.3

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.076 133.0 136.3 3.3 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 2.5

Mineral products

V

10.684 216.8 208.0 -8.7 3.5 -7.6 0.6 -4.1

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

27

10.374 214.1 205.1 -9.1 3.6 -7.8 0.7 -4.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.913 156.8 156.6 -1.7 0.1 -0.6 0.4 -0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.509 290.1 280.3 -11.1 -1.5 -5.0 -0.5 -3.4

Organic chemicals

29

2.024 127.2 126.4 -5.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.6

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.387 154.4 154.7 0.8 0.1 -0.3 1.4 0.2

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.261 79.3 79.1 -5.7 2.5 -3.0 -6.9 -0.3

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.603 103.9 103.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.5 -0.5

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.585 103.6 103.3 -3.4 -0.2 0.0 0.4 -0.3

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.474 140.3 139.9 -1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.323 143.1 142.7 -1.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.151 137.0 136.4 -0.4 0.6 0.5 -0.7 -0.4

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

VIII

0.616 123.9 123.9 -1.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

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

42

0.588 130.5 130.4 -0.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1

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

IX

0.853 146.0 142.2 -15.7 -2.5 1.0 1.7 -2.6

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.078 117.6 117.0 -3.6 -1.4 0.0 -2.0 -0.5

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

48

0.726 110.0 109.7 -1.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.9 -0.3

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.886 114.7 114.3 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.4 -0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.984 105.5 105.6 1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.9 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.632 120.3 120.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.640 102.4 101.7 -2.5 0.1 -0.1 -1.2 -0.7

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.361 122.7 122.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.130 121.6 121.8 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

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

XIII

0.945 131.7 132.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.4

Ceramic products

69

0.266 135.7 135.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.7 0.0

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

XIV

2.788 182.8 185.5 10.1 -0.8 0.7 2.9 1.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.762 173.0 173.2 -4.4 -1.1 -1.4 -0.6 0.1

Iron and steel

72

1.307 211.5 211.7 -8.2 -1.4 -1.6 -2.2 0.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.710 149.1 150.3 -1.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.8

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.435 274.9 269.8 -3.5 -2.5 -5.0 1.3 -1.9

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.991 130.2 128.2 -8.0 -1.6 -1.3 -0.3 -1.5

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

82

0.442 123.7 123.6 0.6 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.517 136.2 136.1 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.1

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

XVI

29.966 79.3 79.3 -1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.886 85.5 85.5 -1.5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

85

15.080 73.6 73.5 -1.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.867 113.3 113.5 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.696 112.4 112.6 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.2

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

88

1.058 113.0 113.2 -1.8 -0.2 -0.7 -0.6 0.2

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

XVIII

3.981 101.7 101.7 -0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.710 98.2 98.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.210 143.0 143.0 0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.8 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.429 111.9 111.9 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

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

94

2.788 118.1 118.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.371 101.5 101.8 -1.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.6 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.270 128.7 128.7 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2017 trade values.

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

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