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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.332 187.9 189.4 -3.6 0.4 1.4 -2.4 0.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.381 264.4 271.3 2.8 8.4 6.9 -9.2 2.6

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.688 129.7 128.7 -8.3 -3.7 -2.1 0.7 -0.8

Vegetable products

II

1.957 211.2 212.9 3.3 7.0 -0.3 -1.1 0.8

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.469 488.7 495.3 -0.3 15.0 -2.4 1.2 1.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.642 107.5 107.4 -6.1 6.6 -1.4 -5.9 -0.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.350 220.3 220.6 15.4 1.1 -0.7 3.7 0.1

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

III

0.250 86.2 89.0 4.6 1.3 -0.8 1.3 3.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.034 168.0 168.7 1.1 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 0.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.205 99.2 99.3 2.8 0.4 0.8 -2.6 0.1

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

20

0.369 168.4 168.4 -2.2 -1.1 0.1 -0.4 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.142 139.6 139.7 2.5 -0.8 0.4 0.1 0.1

Mineral products

V

7.547 158.6 163.5 -21.0 12.9 20.0 14.3 3.1

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

27

7.195 154.3 159.2 -22.0 14.0 21.3 15.1 3.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.660 154.2 154.3 -1.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.458 267.1 266.4 -4.4 -2.1 -0.3 -0.7 -0.3

Organic chemicals

29

2.105 121.1 121.5 -4.0 -1.0 -0.6 0.9 0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

5.036 155.2 155.1 0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.5 -0.1

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.633 103.0 103.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3 0.4 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.596 100.1 100.2 -2.8 0.3 0.1 -0.5 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.762 141.5 143.1 2.2 -0.8 1.3 2.4 1.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.496 142.1 143.3 0.4 -1.0 1.3 1.7 0.8

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.265 142.3 144.9 6.2 -0.4 1.3 3.6 1.8

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

VIII

0.629 124.3 124.2 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.1

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

42

0.603 131.2 131.1 0.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

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

IX

0.956 166.1 199.3 39.7 1.6 5.7 9.1 20.0

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

44

0.931 115.0 138.6 - 1.6 5.8 9.4 20.5

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.032 111.9 111.2 -5.2 0.2 1.7 -0.8 -0.6

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

48

0.711 105.6 104.8 -4.6 0.1 0.5 -0.7 -0.8

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.945 114.5 114.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.000 105.0 105.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.662 122.5 122.5 1.4 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.641 100.1 100.1 -1.9 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.409 124.7 123.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.6

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.179 123.1 122.2 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.7

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

XIII

0.983 131.7 131.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

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

XIV

3.030 202.4 220.5 18.9 -0.3 2.9 1.2 8.9

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.493 166.2 168.8 -2.5 -0.1 0.7 1.2 1.6

Iron and steel

72

1.059 186.8 190.5 -11.2 -3.8 0.3 -0.4 2.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.709 146.4 146.3 -2.0 -0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.449 282.9 291.9 9.4 8.9 3.9 6.0 3.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.905 124.9 129.2 0.8 -1.0 0.9 3.8 3.4

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

82

0.471 123.1 123.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.540 133.8 133.1 -2.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.5

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

XVI

31.157 79.2 79.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.874 85.1 85.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

85

15.283 73.6 73.6 0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.071 114.2 114.3 0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.932 113.4 113.5 1.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

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

XVIII

4.162 102.0 102.1 0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.887 98.2 98.3 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.516 110.9 110.8 -0.9 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

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

94

2.842 116.6 116.4 -1.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.401 101.6 101.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.274 126.8 126.8 -1.5 0.0 0.0 -0.3 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: September 15, 2020