Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2017 to December 2018 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2018(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2017
to
Dec.
2018
Aug.
2018
to
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2018
to
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2018
to
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2018
to
Dec.
2018

All commodities

  100.000 (r)127.7 (r)128.3 (r)125.9 124.7 -0.6 (r)0.1 0.5 (r)-1.9 -1.0

All imports excluding food and fuels (Dec. 2010=100)

  83.398 (r)100.3 100.2 (r)100.1 100.1 0.6 (r)0.0 (r)-0.1 (r)-0.1 0.0

All imports excluding petroleum

  90.176 113.2 113.4 (r)113.4 113.7 1.0 0.1 0.2 (r)0.0 0.3

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  89.454 117.4 117.5 (r)117.2 117.2 0.5 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.0

All commodities, excluding computers semiconductors, & petrol (Dec. 2001=100)

  82.581 (r)126.2 126.4 (r)126.5 126.9 1.2 (r)0.1 0.2 (r)0.1 0.3

All commodities, excluding computers, semiconductors & fuels (Mar. 2003=100)

  81.859 124.5 124.6 124.3 124.4 0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

6.056 179.7 (r)183.5 (r)179.5 179.6 -0.8 2.0 (r)2.1 -2.2 0.1

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

4.740 (r)196.5 (r)201.9 (r)196.3 197.2 -1.0 (r)2.4 (r)2.7 -2.8 0.5

Green coffee, cocoa beans, sugar

000

0.330 192.0 192.9 199.2 194.7 -1.1 -2.2 0.5 3.3 -2.3

Green coffee (Dec. 2007=100)

00000

0.206 113.1 115.7 (r)119.9 116.7 -3.6 -5.1 2.3 (r)3.6 -2.7

Other agricultural foods

001

4.153 197.4 (r)203.5 (r)196.6 198.0 -1.1 2.9 (r)3.1 (r)-3.4 0.7

Meat, poultry & other edible animal products

00100

0.506 (r)255.3 (r)256.0 (r)255.5 258.1 -0.2 (r)-2.2 (r)0.3 (r)-0.2 1.0

Fruit and fruit preparations including frozen juices

00120

0.815 152.7 150.0 (r)134.4 129.2 -9.3 13.7 -1.8 (r)-10.4 -3.9

Vegetables and vegetable preparations

00130

0.604 288.9 377.4 (r)351.7 390.2 12.4 4.5 30.6 (r)-6.8 10.9

Food oils & oilseeds (Dec. 2007=100)

00150

0.241 74.0 72.5 70.6 69.0 -19.5 -0.4 -2.0 -2.6 -2.3

Bakery & confectionery products

00160

0.510 (r)188.2 (r)188.4 (r)187.7 187.3 4.3 (r)0.2 0.1 -0.4 -0.2

Other animal & vegetable preparations & products (Dec. 2015=100)

00180

0.646 102.9 (r)103.1 103.1 102.9 2.3 0.1 (r)0.2 (r)0.0 -0.2

Wine, beer, & related products

00190

0.504 132.0 132.1 132.3 132.2 2.4 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.1

Feedstuff and foodgrains (Dec. 2013=100)

002

0.257 75.6 75.3 (r)75.2 75.8 2.7 -0.5 -0.4 (r)-0.1 0.8

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.316 142.1 (r)142.0 (r)142.0 139.9 0.0 0.8 (r)-0.1 (r)0.0 -1.5

Fish & shellfish

01000

0.907 145.1 (r)144.7 (r)144.8 141.7 -0.9 1.2 -0.3 (r)0.1 -2.1

Distilled alcoholic beverages

01010

0.362 131.3 131.3 131.4 131.4 1.8 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Industrial supplies & materials

1

24.936 197.0 (r)199.9 (r)187.5 180.1 -3.1 -0.3 (r)1.5 (r)-6.2 -3.9

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  15.351 (r)156.2 156.9 (r)159.1 161.5 5.1 (r)-0.4 (r)0.4 (r)1.4 1.5

Industrial supplies & materials excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  14.378 178.6 (r)178.7 (r)178.3 178.2 2.6 -0.4 (r)0.1 (r)-0.2 -0.1

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  9.014 168.6 167.9 (r)167.1 167.4 1.9 -0.9 -0.4 (r)-0.5 0.2

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  6.099 (r)140.5 143.2 (r)149.1 154.2 9.9 (r)0.1 (r)1.9 (r)4.1 3.4

Fuels & lubricants

10

10.546 (r)227.4 (r)234.7 (r)203.4 184.7 -10.4 (r)0.0 3.2 (r)-13.3 -9.2

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

9.824 251.5 (r)258.8 (r)217.3 192.2 -14.0 0.0 (r)2.9 (r)-16.0 -11.6

Crude

10000

6.692 263.9 (r)271.0 (r)216.6 186.6 -19.4 0.1 (r)2.7 (r)-20.1 -13.9

Fuel oil

10010

1.187 189.1 197.1 194.6 178.7 -0.1 -0.2 4.2 -1.3 -8.2

Other petroleum products

10020

1.783 245.2 250.5 (r)229.7 217.8 0.4 -0.6 2.2 (r)-8.3 -5.2

Fuels, n.e.s.-coals & gas

101

0.723 (r)86.9 (r)98.0 (r)138.9 171.6 50.4 (r)-1.1 (r)12.8 (r)41.7 23.5

Gas-natural

10110

0.568 (r)67.6 (r)79.7 (r)127.6 166.3 67.6 (r)-1.6 (r)17.9 (r)60.1 30.3

Gaseous natural gas (Dec. 2001=100)

  0.568 (r)83.2 (r)99.9 (r)156.4 205.0 60.5 (r)-1.5 (r)20.1 (r)56.6 31.1

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.609 (r)122.7 (r)123.3 (r)123.6 124.9 13.9 (r)0.3 (r)0.5 0.2 1.1

Woodpulp (Dec. 2009=100)

110

0.184 137.8 137.9 (r)138.7 141.9 20.7 1.5 0.1 (r)0.6 2.3

Newsprint & other paper products

111

0.425 (r)110.0 (r)110.8 (r)110.9 111.4 11.0 (r)-0.3 (r)0.7 (r)0.1 0.5

Coated and uncoated paper/paperboard

11110

0.369 (r)118.0 (r)119.0 (r)119.5 120.1 9.5 (r)0.4 (r)0.8 (r)0.4 0.5

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.829 (r)162.5 (r)164.0 (r)164.2 163.2 2.6 0.2 0.9 (r)0.1 -0.6

Agricultural products used for industrial supplies and materials

120

0.517 (r)183.5 (r)182.0 (r)182.4 181.8 -4.2 (r)-0.2 (r)-0.8 (r)0.2 -0.3

Other agricultural products (tobacco, waxes, nonfood oils)

12070

0.367 (r)179.7 (r)177.4 (r)178.9 178.5 -2.2 (r)0.1 (r)-1.3 0.8 -0.2

Textile supplies & related materials

121

0.667 139.1 139.0 138.0 138.6 1.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.7 0.4

Synthetic cloth, fabric, and thread

12135

0.286 138.3 138.5 136.3 137.2 3.2 0.8 0.1 -1.6 0.7

Finished textile industrial supplies (Dec. 2011=100)

12150

0.222 103.8 103.8 (r)103.6 104.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 (r)-0.2 0.4

Chemicals, excluding medicinals

125

3.582 (r)167.4 (r)169.7 (r)170.3 168.8 4.0 (r)0.3 (r)1.4 (r)0.4 -0.9

Plastic materials

12500

0.751 169.0 171.2 (r)172.9 167.6 -3.2 -0.4 1.3 (r)1.0 -3.1

Fertilizers, pesticides & insecticides (Dec. 2007=100)

12510

0.658 137.3 (r)145.3 (r)147.7 148.6 12.8 1.7 (r)5.8 (r)1.7 0.6

Industrial inorganic chemicals (Dec. 2016=100)

12530

0.351 (r)117.0 (r)117.8 (r)119.1 120.5 8.0 (r)1.4 (r)0.7 (r)1.1 1.2

Industrial organic chemicals (Dec. 2012=100)

12540

1.261 98.2 98.4 97.6 96.5 5.2 -0.1 0.2 -0.8 -1.1

Other chemicals (coloring agents)

12550

0.561 134.1 (r)134.0 (r)133.9 133.5 -0.5 -0.2 (r)-0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Selected building materials

13

1.546 152.7 (r)145.3 (r)143.9 144.4 -4.6 -1.7 (r)-4.8 (r)-1.0 0.3

Lumber and other unfinished building materials

130

0.768 167.0 154.6 (r)149.8 151.3 -7.3 -3.2 -7.4 (r)-3.1 1.0

Lumber & wood in the rough

13000

0.351 191.7 166.4 158.0 162.9 -15.6 -6.4 -13.2 -5.0 3.1

Stone, sand, cement and lime (Dec. 2001=100)

13020

0.262 140.2 140.0 137.6 136.8 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -1.7 -0.6

Building materials, finished

131

0.778 139.5 (r)136.7 (r)138.4 138.0 -1.6 -0.1 (r)-2.0 (r)1.2 -0.3

Other finished building materials

13110

0.503 141.1 (r)136.7 (r)137.4 136.9 -2.6 0.4 (r)-3.1 (r)0.5 -0.4

Nontextile floor & wall coverings; mach. parts of china (Dec. 2007=100)

13120

0.191 (r)116.0 115.9 120.4 120.4 -0.2 (r)-1.5 (r)-0.1 3.9 0.0

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.879 230.6 233.5 (r)231.9 233.3 4.4 -1.4 1.3 -0.7 0.6

Steelmaking & ferroalloying matls

140

0.330 250.6 251.6 255.0 254.1 9.9 -2.3 0.4 1.4 -0.4

Iron & steel mill products

141

1.034 221.2 (r)220.8 (r)217.5 218.3 13.9 0.7 -0.2 (r)-1.5 0.4

Major nonferrous metals-crude

142

2.515 224.4 228.9 (r)227.5 229.4 0.3 -2.2 2.0 (r)-0.6 0.8

Bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and products thereof

14200

0.666 143.3 144.9 139.1 138.6 0.8 -1.4 1.1 -4.0 -0.4

Copper (Dec. 2017=100)

14220

0.226 88.0 94.1 92.5 93.3 -6.7 -5.8 6.9 -1.7 0.9

Nickel (Dec. 2007=100)

14240

0.087 44.3 43.5 40.6 38.3 -1.0 -4.7 -1.8 -6.7 -5.7

Tin (Dec. 2010=100)

14250

0.030 74.7 74.8 75.6 75.1 -2.7 -5.2 0.1 1.1 -0.7

Zinc (Dec. 2008=100)

14260

0.090 205.5 222.5 213.5 226.4 -13.6 -6.5 8.3 -4.0 6.0

Nonmonetary gold

14270

0.762 437.9 438.5 448.0 452.5 -1.9 -1.7 0.1 2.2 1.0

Other precious metals

14280

0.471 148.9 155.4 (r)158.4 163.1 5.2 -1.7 4.4 (r)1.9 3.0

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.812 (r)160.7 160.7 (r)160.4 159.6 1.3 (r)-0.1 (r)0.0 -0.2 -0.5

Iron & steel products, except advanced manufacturing

150

0.439 (r)164.8 163.7 (r)163.3 163.0 2.3 -0.7 (r)-0.7 -0.2 -0.2

Iron & steel advanced manufacturing

151

0.475 (r)156.2 (r)152.8 (r)152.4 149.6 -0.1 (r)0.5 (r)-2.2 (r)-0.3 -1.8

Finished metals shapes and advanced manufacturing

152

0.898 166.5 169.0 168.7 168.9 1.6 0.0 1.5 -0.2 0.1

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.714 114.7 114.1 (r)114.3 113.9 3.2 0.3 -0.5 (r)0.2 -0.3

Finished nonmetals (boxes, belting, glass, etc.)

161

1.535 110.8 111.1 (r)110.3 110.2 2.7 0.1 0.3 (r)-0.7 -0.1

Other finished nonmetals (boxes, belting, glass, etc.)

16120

1.512 127.9 128.3 (r)127.3 127.2 2.7 0.1 0.3 (r)-0.8 -0.1

Capital goods

2

26.813 (r)89.3 (r)89.3 (r)89.2 89.1 -0.2 (r)0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Capital goods, excluding computers, peripherals & semiconductors

  19.159 113.4 113.4 113.4 113.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Electric generating equipment

20

3.269 118.1 117.9 (r)118.0 118.0 0.9 0.0 -0.2 (r)0.1 0.0

Generators, transformers & access

20000

1.031 127.5 (r)126.6 (r)126.0 126.2 -0.2 -0.2 (r)-0.7 (r)-0.5 0.2

Electric apparatus & parts, n.e.s.

20005

2.238 (r)114.4 (r)114.5 (r)114.8 114.8 1.5 (r)0.1 (r)0.1 0.3 0.0

Nonelectrical machinery

21

21.296 81.7 (r)81.8 (r)81.6 81.5 -0.4 0.0 (r)0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Non-electrical machinery excluding comp., peripherals & semiconductors

  13.662 109.2 109.3 109.2 109.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Oil drilling, mining, and construction machinery and equipment

210

0.701 (r)129.2 129.3 129.3 129.2 0.0 (r)-0.4 (r)0.1 0.0 -0.1

Excavating, paving & construction machinery

21030

0.443 130.6 130.7 130.4 130.4 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Industrial and service machinery

211

7.265 126.8 127.0 126.8 126.8 0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Industrial engines, pumps, & compressors

21100

1.046 128.4 128.5 128.6 128.6 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0

Metal working machine tools and rolling mills

21120

0.500 140.9 (r)141.3 (r)141.2 141.3 1.7 -0.3 (r)0.3 -0.1 0.1

Measuring, testing & control instruments

21160

0.942 105.6 106.1 106.0 105.9 0.3 -0.2 0.5 -0.1 -0.1

Materials handling equipment

21170

0.704 139.0 139.4 139.4 139.3 1.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Other industrial machines

21180

2.266 125.0 125.0 (r)124.8 124.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 (r)-0.2 0.0

Photo & other service industry machinery

21190

0.917 112.4 112.7 112.6 112.5 0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Agricultural machinery and equipment (Dec. 2017=100)

212

0.383 100.8 100.8 100.8 101.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Computers, peripherals and semiconductors

213

7.595 (r)51.0 (r)51.0 (r)50.8 50.6 -1.0 (r)0.2 (r)0.0 -0.4 -0.4

Computers

21300

2.686 (r)38.8 (r)38.7 (r)38.6 38.5 -1.5 (r)0.0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Computer accessories, peripherals, and parts

21301

2.566 47.0 47.1 46.8 46.6 -0.6 -0.2 0.2 -0.6 -0.4

Semiconductors

21320

2.343 (r)61.2 (r)61.2 (r)61.1 60.7 -0.7 (r)0.7 (r)0.0 (r)-0.2 -0.7

Computers, peripherals, accessories and parts (excludes end use 21320)

  5.252 45.8 45.8 (r)45.6 45.5 -1.1 -0.2 0.0 (r)-0.4 -0.2

Telecommunications equipment

214

3.153 71.8 (r)71.7 71.7 71.7 -0.3 0.1 (r)-0.1 (r)0.0 0.0

Business machinery and equipment, except computers

215

0.255 103.8 103.8 103.8 103.9 3.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Scientific and medical machinery

216

1.945 101.4 101.6 (r)101.6 101.5 -0.8 0.0 0.2 (r)0.0 -0.1

Laboratory testing and control instruments (Dec. 2016=100)

21600

0.277 94.8 (r)94.3 (r)94.3 94.3 -0.7 0.0 (r)-0.5 0.0 0.0

Other scientific, medical, and hospital equipment

21610

1.668 103.4 103.7 103.6 103.5 -0.9 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Transportation equipment excluding motor vehicles (Dec. 2001=100)

22

2.248 134.6 (r)134.5 134.6 134.7 -0.2 -0.1 (r)-0.1 (r)0.1 0.1

Parts for civilian aircraft (Dec. 2012=100)

22010

0.781 (r)99.6 99.6 (r)99.6 99.5 1.3 (r)-0.1 (r)0.0 (r)0.0 -0.1

Engines for civilian aircraft

22020

0.883 174.7 174.8 174.8 175.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

15.917 110.5 110.5 (r)110.4 110.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 (r)-0.1 0.1

Passenger cars, new and used

300

7.660 109.3 (r)109.2 (r)109.2 109.2 0.1 0.0 (r)-0.1 0.0 0.0

Vehicles designed to transport goods (Dec. 2013=100)

301

1.624 102.8 103.0 103.0 103.1 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Parts, engines, bodies and chassis

302

6.633 111.3 111.4 111.2 111.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Engines and engine parts for automotive vehicles (Dec. 2004=100)

30200

1.270 106.7 (r)107.0 106.8 107.7 1.1 0.9 (r)0.3 (r)-0.2 0.8

Automotive Parts & Accessories (Incl. Engines & Parts), Excluding Canadian

  5.936 110.1 110.3 110.2 110.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Automotive tires & tubes (Dec. 2004=100)

30220

0.537 125.5 125.1 (r)125.0 124.8 0.8 0.0 -0.3 (r)-0.1 -0.2

Non-engine parts & accessories (Dec. 2003=100)

30230

4.827 111.2 (r)111.3 111.1 111.2 -0.2 -0.1 (r)0.1 (r)-0.2 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

26.278 107.5 107.2 107.2 107.3 0.6 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

12.951 123.6 123.2 123.0 123.0 1.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Apparel, footwear, and household goods

400

6.165 113.3 (r)113.3 (r)113.2 113.1 0.5 0.2 (r)0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Cotton apparel and household goods

40000

1.978 107.0 (r)107.2 (r)107.2 107.0 0.4 0.3 (r)0.2 0.0 -0.2

Apparel and household goods for other textiles

40020

2.181 112.3 112.1 112.0 111.9 1.0 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Nontextile apparel and household goods

40030

0.431 127.7 127.8 127.6 127.8 0.9 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Footwear of leather, rubber, or other materials

40040

0.858 117.7 (r)117.7 (r)117.6 117.6 0.2 -0.1 (r)0.0 -0.1 0.0

Sporting/camping apparel and footwear

40050

0.588 134.6 134.2 (r)133.8 133.8 -0.5 0.0 -0.3 (r)-0.3 0.0

Other consumer nondurables

401

6.786 138.6 (r)137.7 137.4 137.4 1.9 -0.1 (r)-0.6 (r)-0.2 0.0

Medicinal, dental and pharmaceutical preparatory materials

40100

5.386 145.0 143.7 143.5 143.5 2.0 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1 0.0

Books, magazines and other printed materials (Dec. 2016=100)

40110

0.194 105.6 (r)104.8 (r)104.9 104.8 6.0 -0.1 (r)-0.8 (r)0.1 -0.1

Toiletries and cosmetics (Dec. 2017=100)

40120

0.514 101.8 (r)102.1 102.1 102.0 2.0 0.5 (r)0.3 (r)0.0 -0.1

Other products (notions, writing supplies, tobacco products, etc)

40140

0.691 111.7 111.9 (r)111.4 111.4 0.2 -0.2 0.2 (r)-0.4 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

12.018 92.5 92.4 92.4 92.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Household goods

410

7.726 97.8 97.6 (r)97.6 97.6 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 (r)0.0 0.0

Furniture, household items

41000

1.568 131.3 (r)131.3 (r)131.3 131.4 1.2 -0.1 (r)0.0 (r)0.0 0.1

Glassware and ceramics (Dec. 2007=100)

41010

0.113 106.4 106.3 106.6 106.6 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.0

Cookware, chinaware, cutlery for the house and garden

41020

0.449 118.3 (r)119.1 (r)119.2 119.0 2.1 0.2 (r)0.7 (r)0.1 -0.2

Household and kitchen appliances

41030

1.196 105.1 104.9 (r)104.8 105.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 (r)-0.1 0.2

Other Household Goods, nes

41050

4.284 80.6 (r)80.4 80.3 80.3 -1.2 -0.1 (r)-0.2 (r)-0.1 0.0

Recreational equipment and materials

411

2.137 107.6 107.7 (r)107.8 107.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 (r)0.1 0.0

Motorcycles & parts (Dec. 2001=100)

41100

0.134 122.7 122.7 122.6 122.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

Toys, shooting & sporting goods

41120

1.611 107.1 107.3 (r)107.4 107.4 1.5 0.1 0.2 (r)0.1 0.0

Photo & optical equipment (Dec. 2011=100)

41130

0.164 92.3 92.8 92.8 92.8 0.8 -0.3 0.5 0.0 0.0

Musical instruments and parts (Dec. 2010=100)

41140

0.081 106.9 106.9 106.9 106.8 4.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Home entertainment equipment

412

1.329 48.9 48.8 48.7 48.7 -3.2 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Television and video receivers

41200

1.034 42.1 42.0 41.9 41.9 -3.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Radios, phonographs, and tape decks (Dec. 2012=100)

41210

0.262 95.1 95.0 95.0 95.0 0.8 -1.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Coins, gems, jewelry, and collectibles

413

0.827 205.4 (r)206.6 (r)207.9 207.6 -0.8 0.0 (r)0.6 (r)0.6 -0.1

Jewelry (watches, rings, etc)

41310

0.643 213.0 214.4 (r)215.5 215.2 -0.8 0.1 0.7 0.5 -0.1

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.309 115.3 115.1 115.6 117.7 2.5 0.3 -0.2 0.4 1.8

Nonmanufactured consumer durables

421

1.228 111.8 111.8 111.8 112.8 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9

Gem diamonds-uncut or unset (Dec. 2007=100)

42100

1.068 104.7 104.7 104.6 105.6 1.7 0.0 0.0 -0.1 1.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2016 trade values.
(r) Revised

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

 

Last Modified Date: January 16, 2019