Export prices in June 2007
July 17, 2007
Export prices increased 0.3 percent in June following a 0.2-percent rise in May and a 0.4-percent advance in April.
The June rise was mostly led by a 2.9-percent increase in agricultural prices, which resumed an upward trend after declining 1.4 percent in April and recording little movement in May.
A sharp rise in soybean prices led the June advance, although higher prices for corn, meat, and agricultural industrial supplies and materials contributed as well. Prices for agricultural exports rose 18.5 percent over the past year.
Nonagricultural prices increased in June by 0.1 percent. For the June 2006-2007 period, nonagricultural prices rose 2.9 percent while overall export prices increased 4.1 percent.
The June advance in nonagricultural prices was driven mostly by a 0.3-percent rise in the price index for nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials. Higher chemicals and fuel prices were the largest contributors to the increase.
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 -- June 2007," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 07-1033.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Export prices in June 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jul/wk3/art02.htm (visited January 18, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.
Hispanics in the United States: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
A look at employment, earnings, consumer spending, time use, and workplace injuries and illnesses for the Hispanic or Latino U.S. population.
Expenditures on Admissions to the Arts, Movies, Sporting Events, and Other Entertainment
A look at consumer spending and attendance at arts, sports, and entertainment events.