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: March 2017 to March 2018 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Feb.
2018(1)
Index Percent change
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Annual Monthly
Mar.
2017
to
Mar.
2018
Nov.
2017
to
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2017
to
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2018
to
Feb.
2018
Feb.
2018
to
Mar.
2018

Live animals; animal products

I

1.394 197.2 200.2 4.4 0.1 1.2 1.9 1.5

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.379 251.4 254.5 6.3 0.4 0.4 1.8 1.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.715 142.7 145.5 1.0 0.1 1.5 1.6 2.0

Vegetable products

II

2.135 232.6 230.9 9.4 -2.8 1.6 3.7 -0.7

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.506 539.7 592.4 44.6 -4.9 0.3 6.6 9.8

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.836 132.7 127.8 3.4 -3.7 1.8 1.5 -3.7

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.327 216.5 217.0 -7.8 -2.2 0.5 -0.8 0.2

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

III

0.297 112.9 110.4 -3.1 -0.9 -1.6 -1.3 -2.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.739 162.4 162.9 1.5 0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.201 90.6 90.8 5.7 -0.1 4.6 0.1 0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.198 95.2 99.7 0.9 -1.3 0.0 0.8 4.7

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

20

0.360 167.0 168.5 2.1 -0.8 -1.4 -0.5 0.9

Miscellaneous edible preparations (Dec. 2017=100)

21

0.204 101.1 101.9 - - 0.0 1.1 0.8

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.031 130.3 130.3 1.8 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.0

Mineral products

V

10.632 210.1 207.1 19.1 3.1 3.4 -0.9 -1.4

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

27

10.381 207.9 204.7 19.2 3.3 3.4 -1.0 -1.5

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.450 156.8 156.8 3.0 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.622 315.1 311.8 10.4 6.8 3.0 1.5 -1.0

Organic chemicals

29

2.383 130.3 130.4 5.0 1.5 0.7 0.3 0.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.439 150.9 150.7 1.1 0.0 0.5 1.3 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.258 80.2 80.1 2.2 -1.0 1.5 -1.5 -0.1

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

32

0.183 107.3 107.6 5.7 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.3

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.580 103.4 103.7 3.7 -0.3 0.4 0.7 0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.633 106.2 107.7 3.5 0.1 1.1 -0.7 1.4

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.404 140.8 140.8 0.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.234 143.4 143.3 2.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 -0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.170 137.6 137.9 -1.3 0.4 -0.6 0.8 0.2

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

VIII

0.631 124.4 124.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

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

42

0.596 129.7 129.8 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

IX

1.041 165.0 172.6 16.0 -1.5 -1.2 2.7 4.6

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

44

1.017 113.9 119.2 16.3 -1.5 -1.2 2.7 4.7

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.064 113.4 113.7 3.6 0.2 0.9 0.9 0.3

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

48

0.703 105.2 105.4 1.6 0.0 0.7 1.3 0.2

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.205 105.9 105.9 -0.1 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.994 114.0 114.2 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.000 103.9 103.7 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.690 119.2 119.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.637 104.1 104.2 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.375 121.7 121.9 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.152 120.8 120.7 -0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

XIII

0.921 131.1 132.0 1.5 0.1 0.5 -0.4 0.7

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

68

0.328 98.0 99.4 3.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.4

Ceramic products

69

0.256 134.6 134.6 -1.5 0.1 0.0 -1.5 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.337 132.0 132.6 2.2 -0.2 0.9 0.0 0.5

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

XIV

3.094 175.0 174.6 2.8 -0.6 2.4 -0.1 -0.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.575 179.3 181.3 9.3 -0.9 2.0 1.2 1.1

Iron and steel

72

1.270 214.3 220.4 12.5 -0.6 3.2 2.2 2.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.610 152.5 154.6 11.4 0.1 1.0 1.3 1.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.421 303.2 301.3 9.2 -2.3 4.4 -1.0 -0.6

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.940 138.0 139.4 8.2 -1.4 1.3 0.4 1.0

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

82

0.417 122.5 123.0 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.516 137.2 137.4 1.5 0.1 -0.8 0.3 0.1

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

XVI

28.957 80.8 80.9 0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.167 87.1 87.3 2.0 0.0 -0.1 0.7 0.2

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

85

14.790 75.0 75.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.044 114.8 114.5 0.5 0.0 0.7 0.1 -0.3

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.836 113.8 113.5 0.8 0.0 0.7 0.2 -0.3

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

88

1.117 116.4 116.1 -2.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.3

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

XVIII

3.884 103.4 103.6 2.5 -0.2 1.7 0.2 0.2

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.598 100.1 99.9 2.1 -0.1 1.8 0.2 -0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.228 142.4 149.0 5.2 0.3 -1.3 -0.1 4.6

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.279 111.6 111.8 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

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

94

2.699 117.5 117.8 1.2 -0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.298 101.7 101.8 -0.9 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.282 128.6 128.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.8 0.0 0.0

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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