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March 15, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Import and export prices in February 2012

12-month percent changes in U.S. import price and export price indexes, selected categories of goods, February 2011–February 2012
Product Import Export

All commodities

5.5% 1.5%

All commodities excluding food & fuels

2.4 1.4

Fuels & lubricants

15.2 7.9

Consumer goods, excluding autos

2.3 3.7

Foods, feeds & beverages

2 -1.8

Base metals & articles of base metals

-1.9 -2.8

Pearls, stones, precious metals

13.7 20

Plastics and articles thereof

5.2 2.5

Vegetable products

4.8 -6.6

Live animals; animal products

3.3 10.9

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3.6 2.8

Capital goods

1.1 1.1

Industrial supplies & materials

11 1.9

Woodpulp & paper products

-0.4 -7.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Import and export prices in February 2012.



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