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Prices for import semiconductors up over the past 12 months

August 18, 2022

Prices for semiconductors imported into the United States increased 8.0 percent from July 2021 to July 2022, following a rise of 8.2 percent for the year ended in June 2022. The advance in June was the largest 12-month increase since the index rose 9.5 percent from September 1992 to September 1993.

Semiconductor import prices, July 2012 to July 2022
Month Index 3-month percent change 12-month percent change

Jul 2012

100.0 -1.0% -4.7%

Aug 2012

100.0 -0.7 -4.2

Sep 2012

100.6 0.4 -2.7

Oct 2012

98.5 -1.5 -3.2

Nov 2012

98.2 -1.8 -3.2

Dec 2012

99.1 -1.5 -5.0

Jan 2013

99.1 0.6 -4.7

Feb 2013

98.5 0.3 -4.9

Mar 2013

97.9 -1.2 -5.1

Apr 2013

97.0 -2.1 -4.0

May 2013

97.2 -1.4 -3.6

Jun 2013

97.3 -0.6 -2.8

Jul 2013

96.9 -0.2 -3.1

Aug 2013

97.2 0.0 -2.8

Sep 2013

97.2 -0.2 -3.4

Oct 2013

96.9 0.0 -1.7

Nov 2013

97.6 0.5 -0.6

Dec 2013

97.8 0.6 -1.4

Jan 2014

97.3 0.5 -1.8

Feb 2014

97.0 -0.6 -1.5

Mar 2014

97.2 -0.6 -0.8

Apr 2014

97.2 -0.2 0.2

May 2014

96.9 -0.2 -0.3

Jun 2014

96.7 -0.5 -0.6

Jul 2014

96.6 -0.6 -0.3

Aug 2014

96.7 -0.2 -0.5

Sep 2014

96.9 0.2 -0.3

Oct 2014

96.9 0.3 0.0

Nov 2014

96.1 -0.6 -1.5

Dec 2014

95.8 -1.1 -2.0

Jan 2015

95.8 -1.1 -1.5

Feb 2015

95.8 -0.3 -1.2

Mar 2015

95.7 -0.2 -1.5

Apr 2015

95.7 -0.2 -1.5

May 2015

95.4 -0.5 -1.5

Jun 2015

94.8 -0.9 -2.0

Jul 2015

94.2 -1.6 -2.5

Aug 2015

94.5 -0.9 -2.3

Sep 2015

93.7 -1.1 -3.2

Oct 2015

93.6 -0.6 -3.4

Nov 2015

93.4 -1.1 -2.8

Dec 2015

93.3 -0.5 -2.7

Jan 2016

93.4 -0.2 -2.5

Feb 2016

93.1 -0.3 -2.8

Mar 2016

93.1 -0.2 -2.7

Apr 2016

92.5 -1.0 -3.3

May 2016

92.1 -1.1 -3.5

Jun 2016

91.8 -1.4 -3.2

Jul 2016

91.6 -1.0 -2.7

Aug 2016

91.5 -0.7 -3.2

Sep 2016

91.5 -0.3 -2.4

Oct 2016

91.2 -0.5 -2.6

Nov 2016

91.0 -0.5 -2.6

Dec 2016

91.2 -0.3 -2.2

Jan 2017

90.4 -0.8 -3.2

Feb 2017

90.6 -0.5 -2.7

Mar 2017

90.6 -0.7 -2.7

Apr 2017

90.7 0.3 -1.9

May 2017

90.9 0.3 -1.3

Jun 2017

91.0 0.5 -0.8

Jul 2017

91.2 0.5 -0.5

Aug 2017

91.2 0.3 -0.3

Sep 2017

91.3 0.3 -0.2

Oct 2017

91.5 0.3 0.3

Nov 2017

91.5 0.3 0.5

Dec 2017

91.5 0.2 0.3

Jan 2018

91.3 -0.2 1.0

Feb 2018

91.8 0.3 1.3

Mar 2018

91.9 0.5 1.5

Apr 2018

92.1 0.8 1.5

May 2018

91.9 0.2 1.2

Jun 2018

91.5 -0.5 0.5

Jul 2018

91.2 -1.0 0.0

Aug 2018

91.0 -1.0 -0.2

Sep 2018

91.6 0.2 0.3

Oct 2018

91.6 0.5 0.2

Nov 2018

91.3 0.3 -0.2

Dec 2018

90.7 -1.0 -0.8

Jan 2019

90.0 -1.8 -1.5

Feb 2019

89.8 -1.6 -2.1

Mar 2019

89.7 -1.2 -2.4

Apr 2019

88.2 -2.0 -4.2

May 2019

87.9 -2.2 -4.4

Jun 2019

87.4 -2.5 -4.4

Jul 2019

86.4 -2.0 -5.3

Aug 2019

85.8 -2.4 -5.8

Sep 2019

85.8 -1.9 -6.4

Oct 2019

85.8 -0.7 -6.4

Nov 2019

85.9 0.2 -5.9

Dec 2019

86.2 0.5 -5.0

Jan 2020

86.7 1.0 -3.7

Feb 2020

86.8 1.0 -3.3

Mar 2020

86.5 0.3 -3.5

Apr 2020

86.8 0.2 -1.5

May 2020

86.4 -0.5 -1.7

Jun 2020

85.8 -0.9 -1.9

Jul 2020

84.4 -2.8 -2.3

Aug 2020

84.0 -2.8 -2.1

Sep 2020

83.8 -2.3 -2.3

Oct 2020

83.4 -1.2 -2.8

Nov 2020

83.4 -0.7 -3.0

Dec 2020

83.7 -0.2 -3.0

Jan 2021

84.1 0.9 -2.9

Feb 2021

84.4 1.3 -2.8

Mar 2021

84.9 1.4 -1.9

Apr 2021

85.5 1.6 -1.6

May 2021

85.5 1.2 -1.0

Jun 2021

85.5 0.7 -0.3

Jul 2021

85.8 0.4 1.6

Aug 2021

85.9 0.5 2.3

Sep 2021

86.1 0.7 2.7

Oct 2021

86.4 0.7 3.6

Nov 2021

86.7 0.9 3.9

Dec 2021

87.0 1.0 3.9

Jan 2022

87.9 1.7 4.4

Feb 2022

88.5 2.1 4.8

Mar 2022

89.1 2.4 4.9

Apr 2022

90.0 2.4 5.3

May 2022

91.2 3.0 6.7

Jun 2022

92.5 3.9 8.2

Jul 2022

92.7 3.0 8.0

The year-over-year advance in import semiconductor prices was driven by a 3.9-percent increase in the second quarter of 2022, the largest 3-month rise since the third quarter of 1993.

These data are from the International Price program and are not seasonally adjusted. Import prices may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication. To learn more, see "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes — July 2022." We also have more charts on import and export price trends.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Prices for import semiconductors up over the past 12 months at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/prices-for-import-semiconductors-up-over-the-past-12-months.htm (visited November 29, 2022).

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