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The U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes are derived from a monthly business survey of U.S. companies that import and export goods and two services: air freight and air passenger fares. The indexes are commonly referred to as the MXPI where M is used for imports and X for exports. The survey records the price changes of the same item over time; each item in the market basket is used to calculate price indexes that measure the average change in prices of imports and exports of industries and products.
|Quick Facts: International Price Program|
|How the data are obtained||Survey of businesses|
|Classification||Geography, Industry, Commodity|
|Periodicity of data availability||Monthly|
|Geographic detail||International, National|