Import prices in July 2007
August 13, 2007
The U.S. Import Price Index rose 1.5 percent in July, the sixth consecutive increase for the index.
Petroleum prices were also up for sixth month in a row, increasing 7.0 percent in July after a 4.4-percent rise in the previous month. Over the past 12 months, the price index for petroleum imports was up 4.1 percent, while overall import prices rose 2.8 percent.
Nonpetroleum prices also advanced in July, rising 0.2 percent after rising 0.1 percent in June. For the year ended in July, prices for nonpetroleum imports increased 2.8 percent.
Export prices advanced 0.2 percent in July following increases of 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent in June and May, respectively.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. Import and export price data are subject to revision. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes -- July 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1204.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import prices in July 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/aug/wk2/art01.htm (visited January 26, 2021).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas
Examines similarities and differences in employment and wages between metro and nonmetro areas.
- Gulf War Era Veterans in the Labor Force
Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of civilians who served in the U.S. military during Gulf War era.
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.