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: April 2016 to April 2017 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Mar.
2017(1)
Index Percent change
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
Annual Monthly
Apr.
2016
to
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2016
to
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2017
to
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2017
to
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2017
to
Apr.
2017

Live animals; animal products

I

1.482 191.7 192.3 2.6 0.6 1.2 -0.1 0.3

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.435 239.4 242.8 5.3 -1.7 2.8 1.1 1.4

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.753 143.8 143.2 3.7 1.4 -0.6 -1.2 -0.4

Vegetable products

II

2.021 212.2 217.2 11.9 -3.2 3.1 -2.8 2.4

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.360 410.3 422.2 -5.1 -16.5 2.8 -2.2 2.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.842 124.8 129.8 40.3 -1.1 2.4 -1.4 4.0

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.368 236.7 232.8 2.8 2.2 -0.2 -0.8 -1.6

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

III

0.297 113.7 113.3 3.8 -1.3 3.0 -5.1 -0.4

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.677 159.7 159.0 -0.4 -0.8 0.2 0.3 -0.4

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.184 86.0 86.8 0.9 -2.7 0.1 -0.1 0.9

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.201 98.8 94.3 -15.4 -3.8 -2.8 0.8 -4.6

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

20

0.341 158.4 157.4 1.3 -0.9 -0.4 0.0 -0.6

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.001 128.0 127.8 -0.6 -0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.2

Mineral products

V

9.252 177.7 180.8 42.0 6.3 0.1 -0.8 1.7

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

27

9.010 175.6 179.0 44.1 6.4 0.1 -0.8 1.9

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.379 152.6 152.5 4.0 2.0 1.1 0.7 -0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.567 285.3 289.5 10.1 3.8 2.1 6.5 1.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.411 124.8 125.4 4.3 1.0 0.9 1.7 0.5

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.351 149.1 148.4 4.7 3.1 1.3 -0.4 -0.5

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.279 79.2 76.8 -1.3 2.1 3.7 -0.1 -3.0

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

32

0.182 101.9 107.2 9.9 0.3 0.0 0.1 5.2

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.546 100.0 98.6 - 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -1.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.685 104.1 103.9 2.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 -0.2

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.450 139.7 139.9 2.9 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.174 140.5 140.7 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.276 139.7 139.8 6.8 1.0 1.5 0.4 0.1

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

VIII

0.684 123.1 122.9 -1.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

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

42

0.653 128.3 128.0 -1.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2

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

IX

0.898 148.8 154.9 11.9 1.6 1.7 1.9 4.1

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

44

0.873 102.5 106.8 12.4 1.6 1.8 2.0 4.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.084 109.7 110.1 0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.4

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

48

0.726 103.8 103.3 -1.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.5

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.220 106.0 106.0 5.6 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.355 113.2 113.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.202 103.8 103.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.835 119.1 119.1 -0.7 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.653 103.7 103.7 0.4 -0.4 0.1 0.4 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.523 122.3 122.3 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.289 121.4 121.4 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

XIII

0.941 130.0 129.9 -1.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1

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

68

0.325 96.3 96.1 -3.7 0.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.272 136.6 136.7 -0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.344 129.7 129.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

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

XIV

2.812 169.8 170.5 1.8 0.0 1.8 1.2 0.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.511 165.9 166.9 9.4 0.9 1.4 1.4 0.6

Iron and steel

72

1.352 195.9 198.7 27.8 5.1 3.0 3.0 1.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.635 138.9 140.6 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.4 1.2

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.391 275.9 270.9 9.1 -2.0 3.4 0.9 -1.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.806 128.8 129.9 7.6 0.3 2.2 3.0 0.9

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

82

0.434 122.8 122.9 -0.6 0.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.517 135.4 136.7 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0

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

XVI

29.807 80.4 80.5 -0.6 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.813 85.8 86.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

85

14.994 75.4 75.3 -1.1 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.596 113.9 114.6 0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.6

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.101 112.6 113.3 0.5 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.6

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

88

1.362 118.5 118.6 -1.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.1

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

XVIII

3.856 101.4 101.5 -1.7 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.530 98.1 98.2 -1.9 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.267 141.7 142.0 0.1 -0.8 1.1 -0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.301 111.4 111.4 -0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

94

2.648 116.4 116.4 -0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.377 102.7 102.9 -0.7 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.276 129.7 129.7 -4.1 -1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2015 trade values.

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

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