U.S. export prices up 0.6 percent over the year ended March 2019
April 18, 2019
U.S. export prices rose 0.6 percent from March 2018 to March 2019. Prices for capital goods, which accounted for 36 percent of total exports, increased 1.5 percent over this period.
|Category||Percent change, March 2018 to March 2019||Relative importance, February 2019|
Foods, feeds, & beverages
Industrial supplies & materials
Automotive vehicles, parts & engines
Consumer goods, excluding automotives
Prices for industrial supplies and materials (which include petroleum and petroleum products) increased 0.7 percent over the year. Industrial supplies and materials had a relative importance of 32 percent.
The price index for consumer goods, excluding automotives, and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines, were little changed (+0.4 percent) over the year. Consumer goods, excluding automotives, made up 12 percent of exports, while automotive vehicles, parts, and engines accounted for 10 percent.
Prices for exports of foods, feeds, and beverages, which made up about 9 percent of U.S. exports, decreased 1.5 percent over the March 2018–March 2019 period.
These data are from the International Price program. See "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes — March 2019" to learn more. Also see more charts of import and export price data in Charts related to the latest "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes" news release. Import and export price changes may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, U.S. export prices up 0.6 percent over the year ended March 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/u-s-export-prices-up-0-point-6-percent-over-the-year-ended-march-2019.htm (visited January 21, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.