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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: May 2019 to May 2020 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Apr.
2020(1)
Index Percent change
Apr.
2020
May
2020
Annual Monthly
May
2019
to
May
2020
Jan.
2020
to
Feb.
2020
Feb.
2020
to
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2020
to
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2020
to
May
2020

Live animals; animal products

I

1.383 188.7 192.2 -2.5 -1.2 -2.4 -2.7 1.9

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.371 249.3 283.4 6.7 -0.8 -3.5 -3.6 13.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.747 136.2 131.6 -6.1 -1.7 -1.4 -2.6 -3.4

Vegetable products

II

1.916 200.1 214.5 -4.0 2.9 -1.3 -2.0 7.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.443 430.4 492.5 -2.3 1.9 -15.5 2.2 14.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.696 108.6 115.8 -17.2 6.9 6.8 -6.1 6.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.361 211.7 214.1 10.0 3.7 -0.3 -1.1 1.1

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

III

0.253 84.3 85.1 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 -5.5 0.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.162 169.5 168.4 1.9 0.9 0.4 -0.6 -0.6

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.215 100.7 101.1 4.7 1.4 2.8 -4.8 0.4

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

20

0.387 170.7 168.7 -0.8 -0.3 -0.4 0.0 -1.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.184 140.0 138.7 4.3 2.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.9

Mineral products

V

5.020 102.1 121.7 -47.8 -8.5 -25.8 -29.2 19.2

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

27

4.660 96.7 116.7 -49.4 -9.2 -26.6 -30.8 20.7

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.018 154.7 154.0 -2.0 0.1 -0.3 -1.1 -0.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.489 275.8 269.3 -12.3 -1.2 -1.4 -4.2 -2.4

Organic chemicals

29

2.188 121.7 120.4 -5.8 0.8 -0.2 -4.0 -1.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

5.189 154.7 154.7 1.2 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.656 103.3 103.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3 -0.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.621 100.9 101.1 -2.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.2

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.778 137.5 136.5 -3.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.8 -0.7

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.529 139.3 138.1 -3.7 -0.4 -0.5 -1.2 -0.9

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.250 136.0 135.5 -1.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.4

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

VIII

0.654 125.0 125.4 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.3

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

42

0.627 131.8 132.3 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.4

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

IX

0.844 141.9 141.5 -0.4 3.2 3.8 -8.4 -0.3

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

44

0.818 97.7 97.5 - 3.2 3.9 -8.6 -0.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.055 110.7 111.0 -7.5 -0.4 0.0 -1.8 0.3

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

48

0.736 105.7 105.9 -4.7 -0.2 -0.2 -1.7 0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.097 114.2 114.2 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.068 105.1 105.1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.710 122.0 122.0 1.3 -0.1 0.3 0.5 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.669 101.1 100.8 -2.8 0.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.3

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.453 124.4 124.5 1.8 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.215 122.7 122.8 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

XIII

1.019 132.1 132.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.1

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

XIV

3.020 195.3 194.6 10.3 5.4 -0.3 -6.1 -0.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.585 163.6 162.5 -7.9 -0.8 -0.7 -1.9 -0.7

Iron and steel

72

1.144 195.3 187.0 -14.9 1.1 -0.6 -2.4 -4.2

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.762 146.1 145.8 -2.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.387 235.7 243.8 -14.7 -7.2 -1.3 -7.1 3.4

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.902 120.4 119.2 -9.9 -1.3 -0.7 -3.2 -1.0

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

82

0.486 122.9 122.8 -0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.560 134.2 133.8 -1.8 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 -0.3

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

XVI

32.090 78.9 79.0 -0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.283 84.5 84.6 -1.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.1

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

85

15.806 73.7 73.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.595 114.6 114.5 0.8 -0.1 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.414 113.8 113.7 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 -0.1

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

XVIII

4.304 102.1 102.0 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

4.017 98.2 98.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.677 111.1 111.0 -1.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

94

2.944 116.9 116.7 -1.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.449 101.7 101.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.284 127.2 127.2 -1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2018 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: June 12, 2020