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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release


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                          U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - DECEMBER 2009

The U.S. Import Price Index was unchanged in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 
today, as a decline in fuel prices offset rising nonfuel prices. Import prices increased 8.6 percent in 2009. 
U.S. export prices advanced 0.6 percent in December and rose 3.4 percent in 2009.


Imports

All Imports: Import prices were unchanged in December following increases in each of the four previous 
months. Prices for U.S. imports trended up over most of 2009, rising 8.6 percent overall for the year. In 
2009, prices rebounded from a 10.1 percent decline in 2008, the largest calendar-year drop since the index 
was first published in 1982. Fuel prices were the primary contributor to both the decline in overall import 
prices for 2008 and the subsequent increase in 2009.

Fuel Imports: Fuel prices fell 1.4 percent in December after advancing 2.9 percent in October and 7.1 
percent in November. The decrease in December, the first since a 1.3 percent drop in September, was led by 
a 2.0 percent drop in petroleum prices which more than offset a 6.9 percent increase in natural gas prices. 
Despite the December drop, fuel prices jumped 61.4 percent in 2009 following a 47.0 percent decline the 
previous year. Petroleum prices rose 78.4 percent for the year ended in December while natural gas prices 
fell 28.4 percent. 

All Imports Excluding Fuel: The price index for nonfuel import prices increased 0.4 percent for the fifth 
consecutive month in December. Higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials, food, capital 
goods, and automotive vehicles all contributed to the overall advance in December. Nonfuel prices, which 
fell 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2009, also rose 0.4 percent over the past 12 months. The index 
advanced 1.2 percent in 2008.  


Table A. Percent changes

Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Fuel
imports
Nonfuel
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2008

December

-4.6 -22.2 -1.1 -2.2 -6.1 -1.9

2009

January

-1.3 -4.7 -0.7 0.7 5.9 0.3

February

0.0 2.7 -0.4 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2

March

0.5 7.8 -0.6 -0.7 -3.4 -0.4

April

1.1 7.5 0.1 0.5 3.7 0.2

May

1.7 9.8 0.2 0.4 3.6 0.3

June

2.7 16.0 0.2 1.0 4.2 0.6

July

-0.6 -2.6 -0.2 -0.3 -4.9 0.1

August

1.5 7.0 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.7

September

0.2 -1.3 (r)0.4 -0.2 -2.9 0.1

October

(r)0.9 (r)2.9 0.4 (r)0.0 -0.7 (r)0.1

November

(r)1.6 (r)7.1 0.4 (r)0.9 (r)4.0 (r)0.6

December

0.0 -1.4 0.4 0.6 2.0 0.5

Dec. 2007 to 2008

-10.1 -47.0 1.2 -2.9 -10.9 -2.2

Dec. 2008 to 2009

8.6 61.4 0.4 3.4 9.6 2.9

Footnotes
(r) Revised



Exports
 
All Exports: Export prices increased 0.6 percent in December after rising 0.9 percent the previous month. 
Rising prices for both agricultural exports and nonagricultural exports contributed to the increase. The price 
index for U.S. exports advanced 3.4 percent in 2009. The 2009 increase in export prices followed a 2.9 
percent decline for 2008.

Agricultural Exports: Agricultural prices rose 2.0 percent in December following a 4.0 percent advance in 
November. Rising wheat prices led the December increase. Although the price trend for agricultural exports 
was mixed in 2009, the index increased 9.6 percent overall after falling 10.9 percent in 2008. The 2008 drop 
was the largest calendar-year decline in agricultural prices since the index began in 1985. Higher prices for 
soybeans and corn drove the increase in overall export prices in 2009. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: The price index for nonagricultural exports advanced 0.5 percent in 
December after rising 0.6 percent in November. The December increase was driven by higher prices for 
nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials. Prices for nonagricultural exports increased 2.9 percent over 
the past year following a 2.2 percent decline in 2008. 




                                        SELECTED DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices rose 1.9 
percent in December, primarily driven up by a 3.9 percent advance in the price index for unfinished metals. 
A 19.4 percent increase in unfinished metals prices in 2009 was also the main contributor to a 2.4 percent 
increase for the price index of nonfuel industrial supplies and materials for the year. 

Finished Goods: Prices for import finished goods ticked up in December, as the price indexes for capital 
goods and automotive vehicles advanced 0.1 percent and consumer goods prices were unchanged. For the 
year ended in December, prices for capital goods and consumer goods fell 0.5 percent and 0.2 percent, 
respectively, while prices for automotive vehicles advanced 1.2 percent.
 
Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Foods, feeds, and beverages prices rose 0.9 percent in December and 1.0 
percent in 2009.  Rising coffee prices led both the December and 2009 advances while a drop in fruit and 
vegetable prices over the past year tempered the overall increase in foods, feeds, and beverages in 2009.   

Imports by Locality of Origin: Import prices from Japan and China both increased in December, rising 0.3 
percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. In 2009, prices for imports from Japan advanced 1.9 percent, while the 
price index for imports from China declined 1.9 percent. Led in part by higher petroleum prices over the past 
year, imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union all rose in 2009, increasing 6.0 percent, 4.5 
percent, and 2.2 percent, respectively.  

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares advanced 3.3 percent for the month. Despite the 
increase, the index fell 3.2 percent over the past 12 months. The price index for import air freight rose 7.5 
percent in December and 18.3 percent in 2009.  Both advances were driven by higher Asian air freight 
prices, up 10.1 percent in December and 24.2 percent over the past year.  


Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonagricultural industrial supplies 
and materials increased 1.9 percent in December and 6.9 percent over the past 12 months. The December 
advance was led by higher prices for metals, fuels and chemicals.   

Finished Goods: Prices for each of the major finished goods categories were unchanged in December. In 
2009, capital goods prices rose 1.9 percent. Contributing to the increase was a 0.8 percent rise in computers, 
peripherals, and semi-conductors prices, the first calendar year advance for the index since a 0.1 percent rise 
in 1988 and the largest calendar year increase since the index advanced 6.1 percent in 1981. The price 
indexes for consumer goods and automotive vehicles also rose in 2009, increasing 0.4 percent and 0.2 
percent, respectively.  

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares rose 7.3 percent in December, but remained down 7.7 
percent in 2009. The price index for export air freight advanced 0.9 percent in December after rising 0.6 
percent the previous month. Despite the recent increases, the index fell 8.8 percent over the past 12 months. 
		
Import and Export Price Index data for January 2010 are scheduled for release on Wednesday, 
February 17, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2008 to December 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

All commodities

100.000 124.4 124.4 8.6 0.2 0.9 1.6 0.0

All imports excluding petroleum

81.182 109.1 109.7 -0.2 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.5

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

79.662 112.7 113.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

4.629 142.4 143.7 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.9

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.608 159.5 161.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 1.4 1.1

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.021 103.7 104.2 0.4 -0.4 0.2 -0.6 0.5

Industrial supplies & materials

1

34.387 195.9 195.8 30.2 0.3 2.3 4.6 -0.1

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

15.568 141.3 144.4 -1.1 1.4 2.2 2.8 2.2

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

14.048 155.9 158.8 2.4 2.5 1.5 1.3 1.9

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

8.945 149.1 152.4 7.5 3.3 1.0 1.3 2.2

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

5.104 132.1 134.8 -10.6 -1.4 3.9 5.1 2.0

Fuels & lubricants

10

20.339 252.0 248.4 61.4 -1.3 2.9 7.1 -1.4

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

18.819 274.5 269.1 78.4 -0.6 2.4 6.3 -2.0

Crude

10000

13.703 282.2 274.4 78.2 -0.4 3.7 5.5 -2.8

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

101

1.346 127.8 135.3 -24.3 -11.9 13.9 21.8 5.9

Gas-natural

10110

1.149 113.7 121.5 -28.4 -14.2 17.4 26.6 6.9

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.674 102.4 102.8 -9.2 0.7 1.4 1.9 0.4

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.507 139.6 141.3 -4.8 1.1 2.3 1.2 1.2

Selected building materials

13

1.609 118.4 120.8 2.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 2.0

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.898 213.4 221.8 19.4 7.0 2.1 2.5 3.9

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.843 138.7 139.5 -0.9 1.6 0.5 0.7 0.6

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.517 105.3 105.6 -3.1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3

Capital goods

2

22.875 92.1 92.2 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1

Electric generating equipment

20

2.968 111.3 111.4 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

17.865 86.6 86.7 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.1

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

22

2.041 122.8 122.5 1.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

13.625 109.0 109.1 1.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

24.485 104.2 104.2 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.259 107.7 107.7 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

12.056 100.9 100.8 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.170 101.1 102.1 -1.4 0.4 0.4 -0.5 1.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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


Table 2. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2008 to December 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

All commodities

100.000 119.0 119.7 3.4 -0.2 0.0 0.9 0.6

Agricultural commodities

8.757 162.1 165.3 9.6 -2.9 -0.7 4.0 2.0

Nonagricultural commodities

91.243 115.9 116.5 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.5

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

7.967 162.3 165.6 6.8 -3.8 -1.1 3.7 2.0

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

7.329 165.0 168.6 7.7 -3.9 -1.1 3.8 2.2

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.638 140.0 140.4 -2.2 -2.5 -1.7 3.7 0.3

Industrial supplies & materials

1

28.069 147.4 150.0 7.4 0.2 0.7 1.7 1.8

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

11.105 154.1 158.0 11.7 1.8 1.1 1.1 2.5

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

16.965 144.0 146.0 5.0 -0.8 0.4 2.1 1.4

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.428 152.1 153.0 21.3 3.0 1.3 5.6 0.6

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

26.642 147.4 150.2 6.9 0.1 0.6 1.5 1.9

Fuels & lubricants

11

4.047 184.7 189.6 13.7 -5.3 2.1 5.2 2.7

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

21.581 144.6 147.2 6.1 1.1 0.5 0.8 1.8

Selected building materials

13

1.014 113.2 113.9 -1.0 0.3 -1.1 0.4 0.6

Capital goods

2

40.903 103.4 103.4 1.9 0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.0

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.717 108.1 107.9 -1.0 0.1 0.5 0.2 -0.2

Nonelectrical machinery

21

28.364 94.9 94.9 1.7 0.2 -0.4 0.4 0.0

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

22

8.822 136.5 136.2 3.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

10.249 108.2 108.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.811 109.4 109.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.722 109.8 110.0 2.6 0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.2

Durables, manufactured

41

5.993 109.4 109.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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


Table 3. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2008 to December 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

17.407 124.9 123.0 48.0 -0.6 3.8 6.5 -1.5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.702 135.2 137.5 -1.7 1.1 -0.2 2.1 1.7

Crop production

111

1.228 143.3 146.3 -5.0 1.4 -0.1 2.6 2.1

Mining

21

15.705 123.6 121.3 57.1 -0.8 4.3 6.9 -1.9

Mining (except oil and gas) (Dec. 2006=100)

212

0.437 130.2 129.0 0.8 0.8 1.4 -1.0 -0.9

Manufactured articles

82.050 108.7 109.1 2.8 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.4

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.159 107.6 108.1 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.5

Food manufacturing

311

2.423 119.9 121.4 2.2 0.5 0.7 1.0 1.3

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.919 108.2 108.9 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.6

Textile mills

313

0.443 114.3 117.6 6.2 -0.2 1.2 0.4 2.9

Textile product mills

314

0.786 100.3 100.3 -1.5 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.0

Apparel manufacturing

315

4.068 101.7 101.6 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.521 107.2 107.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.839 117.6 118.0 9.8 -0.4 0.1 2.1 0.3

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.974 93.8 96.1 3.6 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 2.5

Paper manufacturing

322

1.190 100.5 100.7 -8.4 0.7 0.4 1.1 0.2

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.253 123.8 123.8 76.1 -2.8 -1.5 7.8 0.0

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.383 120.8 121.2 -2.3 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.3

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.810 112.9 113.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.7 0.4

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

1.124 119.2 119.2 1.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

54.052 106.1 106.5 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.400 140.6 145.7 11.9 5.9 1.4 2.3 3.6

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.724 116.1 116.2 -2.4 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.777 112.9 113.2 2.4 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.3

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

14.760 89.1 89.2 -1.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.929 113.0 113.1 -0.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

14.802 106.4 106.4 1.5 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.515 108.0 108.4 -1.7 0.3 -0.7 -0.3 0.4

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.146 112.6 112.5 1.6 0.1 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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


Table 4. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2008 to December 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

6.145 122.5 126.8 11.1 -5.2 3.1 3.5 3.5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.788 140.0 143.5 11.4 -6.5 0.5 6.1 2.5

Crop production

111

4.442 144.2 148.1 12.4 -6.9 0.7 6.3 2.7

Mining

21

1.357 83.6 89.4 9.7 -0.3 12.3 -4.7 6.9

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

0.998 92.3 93.6 3.1 1.0 3.7 -0.5 1.4

Manufactured articles

91.882 109.6 110.0 2.5 0.1 -0.1 0.6 0.4

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.609 121.9 122.9 5.0 0.9 -0.7 1.0 0.8

Food manufacturing

311

4.446 136.8 138.0 7.0 1.1 -1.2 1.3 0.9

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.518 108.1 108.2 4.6 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.387 102.8 102.4 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.4

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

21.974 112.2 112.9 2.8 -0.5 -0.6 1.6 0.6

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.461 108.5 109.3 -1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Paper manufacturing

322

1.879 111.0 112.4 -1.7 0.5 0.9 0.2 1.3

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

2.477 113.0 113.4 16.4 -7.0 0.7 9.9 0.4

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.179 113.7 114.5 2.3 0.2 -1.1 0.8 0.7

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.132 107.2 107.3 -1.8 0.0 -0.6 0.1 0.1

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.845 112.0 112.0 -0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.3 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

63.299 107.3 107.6 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.553 132.5 138.5 15.8 2.8 3.0 2.7 4.5

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.808 121.4 121.7 2.4 0.2 -0.3 0.1 0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

12.689 113.0 113.2 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.354 93.7 93.5 0.6 0.3 -0.9 0.5 -0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.572 107.2 107.2 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.0

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

18.075 110.1 110.0 1.9 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.895 110.3 110.4 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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


Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2008 to December 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.120 132.2 132.0 5.2 0.2 0.8 0.3 -0.2

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.256 157.9 159.1 7.4 0.8 -1.3 1.7 0.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.545 100.2 100.3 0.9 -0.5 1.5 -0.5 0.1

Vegetable products

II

1.404 159.7 162.8 -6.9 1.3 -0.2 0.9 1.9

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.423 298.7 300.8 -15.1 5.0 0.4 1.4 0.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.399 98.3 96.4 -15.1 0.3 2.9 -3.4 -1.9

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.261 160.9 167.4 15.5 -4.5 1.4 2.4 4.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.262 137.7 138.8 3.1 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.8

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.243 112.0 112.8 5.5 0.9 -1.9 1.2 0.7

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

20

0.274 126.6 126.8 -4.7 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.927 118.1 118.8 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.6

Mineral products

V

20.458 253.8 250.2 58.9 -1.2 3.0 6.9 -1.4

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

20.088 250.8 247.2 60.9 -1.2 3.1 7.0 -1.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

7.687 133.9 134.8 -1.2 0.5 1.4 0.8 0.7

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.864 248.7 253.7 -1.7 10.0 12.1 3.1 2.0

Organic chemicals

29

2.439 128.3 129.1 6.0 -0.6 0.3 0.9 0.6

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.656 114.2 114.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Tanning & dyeing extracts; dye & pigments; varnish & paints; putty

32

0.168 105.7 107.3 1.8 1.9 -0.5 -0.3 1.5

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.410 119.4 119.7 -0.7 0.4 0.6 -1.9 0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.414 90.3 90.7 -6.4 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.4

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

2.866 128.9 130.4 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.849 125.2 126.6 -1.3 0.1 0.5 0.6 1.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.017 135.9 137.6 2.7 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.3

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.607 113.7 113.7 -0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

42

0.564 114.7 114.7 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.996 113.9 116.5 2.6 -0.4 -0.6 -0.3 2.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.364 105.8 106.1 -6.7 0.4 0.3 0.9 0.3

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

0.915 101.3 101.6 -10.6 -0.2 -0.3 0.2 0.3

Printed matter

49

0.277 120.0 120.6 1.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.5

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.133 103.1 103.3 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.926 99.4 99.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.951 102.6 102.7 -0.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.531 91.7 91.9 -3.4 0.0 1.2 -0.1 0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.238 107.5 107.6 0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.043 106.6 106.6 0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

XIII

1.003 124.5 124.6 2.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2001=100)

68

0.374 118.0 118.0 -0.7 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0

Ceramic products

69

0.318 139.6 139.6 5.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.311 115.9 115.9 1.6 0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.0

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

2.719 149.6 155.8 19.1 1.4 3.0 2.1 4.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.754 164.9 166.4 1.6 4.0 0.6 1.1 0.9

Iron and steel

72

1.277 198.3 197.8 -9.8 3.8 1.2 2.2 -0.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.705 138.1 138.2 -11.9 0.4 1.1 0.2 0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.696 302.5 316.9 68.5 11.1 1.1 2.5 4.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.776 123.0 125.8 6.3 7.2 -1.8 1.6 2.3

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.380 116.6 116.6 0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.452 127.5 127.5 -3.0 0.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.0

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

25.345 87.4 87.5 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

12.753 88.4 88.7 0.8 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

85

12.592 86.5 86.5 -1.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.583 110.6 110.6 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.421 109.5 109.5 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

1.050 115.6 115.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

3.134 102.5 102.5 1.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.811 100.1 100.1 1.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.245 124.9 125.1 3.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.114 107.3 107.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

94

2.232 111.2 111.0 -1.5 0.1 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.672 101.1 100.8 1.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.210 116.7 116.9 4.1 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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


Table 6. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: December 2008 to December 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.462 153.0 156.7 1.0 -1.6 -2.0 1.8 2.4

Meat & edible meat offal (Dec. 2006=100)

02

0.762 123.5 128.6 7.9 -2.1 -2.7 2.4 4.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.367 135.5 136.6 -9.1 -3.2 -2.2 3.2 0.8

Vegetable products

II

4.507 184.3 186.6 8.8 -5.8 -0.7 4.9 1.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.603 107.9 112.1 4.5 1.3 3.5 -3.0 3.9

Cereals

10

1.837 187.2 193.1 8.7 -8.4 2.3 8.8 3.2

Oilseeds and misc. grains, seeds, fruits, plants, straw and fodder

12

1.436 209.5 209.6 17.5 -7.5 -6.0 5.4 0.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.496 140.7 142.0 7.3 0.2 -0.7 1.1 0.9

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.368 119.8 119.9 -1.6 0.2 1.4 0.1 0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar (Dec.2008=100)

22

0.286 103.7 103.8 3.8 0.0 1.6 0.2 0.1

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.526 197.3 200.6 18.6 0.1 -7.4 3.3 1.7

Mineral products

V

4.040 219.5 225.8 11.7 -4.2 5.3 4.1 2.9

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

3.493 213.3 219.5 14.1 -5.2 5.2 5.1 2.9

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

11.611 136.0 137.0 1.3 -0.4 -1.0 1.0 0.7

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.094 166.9 167.1 -17.4 -6.3 -5.4 -0.4 0.1

Organic chemicals

29

3.349 142.6 143.9 9.0 0.1 -1.4 3.0 0.9

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.680 117.1 117.5 3.3 0.3 -0.1 0.6 0.3

Tanning or dyeing extracts, dyes, paints, varnish, putty, & inks

32

0.540 115.1 114.8 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.741 127.0 127.1 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.1

Soap; lubricants; waxes, polishing or scouring products; candles, pastes

34

0.415 117.3 117.5 -3.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.808 133.3 134.3 3.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.8

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.306 133.6 134.0 -1.3 0.9 -1.0 0.1 0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.281 127.7 128.1 -0.5 0.5 -1.3 0.0 0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.025 159.9 160.1 -4.0 2.6 0.1 0.4 0.1

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc.

VIII

0.336 101.2 106.1 12.3 4.9 0.4 2.6 4.8

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.567 103.8 105.0 -3.6 0.3 0.4 0.6 1.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.387 109.0 110.2 2.7 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.1

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.569 104.9 109.8 20.8 2.8 3.3 2.0 4.7

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

1.290 109.7 109.8 -3.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Printed material

49

0.528 116.3 116.3 0.8 0.4 -1.8 0.6 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

2.076 109.1 109.2 5.1 0.5 2.0 3.4 0.1

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.662 113.8 114.3 23.8 1.3 6.6 11.1 0.4

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc. (Dec.2008=100)

XIII

0.823 114.6 114.6 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.430 97.7 97.7 -2.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

4.113 186.8 196.9 22.2 1.7 2.8 2.7 5.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.294 153.0 154.5 6.3 1.4 0.1 0.6 1.0

Iron and steel

72

1.371 174.3 175.1 3.3 3.3 0.2 -0.3 0.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.434 157.5 157.4 -1.8 -1.4 -0.4 0.3 -0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.549 203.8 215.3 68.6 4.0 0.5 4.4 5.6

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.773 113.5 115.8 13.8 4.2 -0.4 1.0 2.0

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.404 123.8 123.8 1.5 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.336 122.2 122.3 -4.5 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

31.095 95.7 95.7 1.2 0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

18.051 106.5 106.6 2.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.1

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

13.044 84.0 83.9 -0.2 0.1 -1.1 0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

15.648 120.1 120.0 1.7 -0.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.008 107.8 107.9 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

6.254 108.5 108.6 2.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.571 108.3 107.5 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.7

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.776 119.3 117.6 1.8 1.2 0.3 0.2 -1.4

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.672 93.0 93.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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


Table 7. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes by locality of origin: December 2008 to December 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Percent
of
U.S.
imports(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

Industrialized Countries(2)

42.434 123.1 123.9 4.0 0.4 0.9 1.3 0.6

Nonmanufactured articles

4.390 196.0 196.5 27.2 -0.5 5.9 9.4 0.3

Manufactured articles

37.621 117.2 118.0 2.0 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.7

Other Countries(3)

57.566 122.3 122.2 9.9 -0.2 0.7 1.2 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

12.442 251.9 246.6 53.9 -0.6 3.2 5.5 -2.1

Manufactured articles

44.910 104.1 104.7 1.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.6

Canada

15.963 136.5 137.6 6.0 1.1 1.1 2.9 0.8

Nonmanufactured articles

3.979 190.0 190.3 26.2 -0.7 6.4 10.5 0.2

Manufactured articles

11.678 126.5 127.7 0.7 1.5 -0.2 0.7 0.9

European Union(4)

17.447 126.8 127.0 2.2 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.2

Nonmanufactured articles

0.222 244.3 239.7 3.9 -2.0 3.8 0.0 -1.9

Manufactured articles

17.133 124.3 124.6 2.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.2

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.954 124.0 124.1 5.2 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.1

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.735 111.5 111.9 3.4 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.4

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.660 123.5 124.2 4.8 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.6

Latin America(5)

17.808 154.6 154.5 14.1 0.1 1.8 2.2 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

5.160 280.3 274.3 51.1 -0.8 3.2 5.6 -2.1

Manufactured articles

12.547 128.6 129.9 1.7 0.5 1.0 0.6 1.0

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

10.785 136.6 135.4 4.5 0.5 1.1 1.0 -0.9

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

1.947 149.2 144.0 44.0 0.1 4.6 5.0 -3.5

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

8.788 96.2 96.2 -3.8 0.7 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Pacific Rim (Dec. 2003=100)(6)

33.590 99.9 100.3 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.4

China (Dec. 2003=100)

16.852 100.4 100.5 -1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Japan

7.488 97.5 97.8 1.9 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3

Asian NICs(7)

5.647 85.8 86.6 -2.9 0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.9

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.729 96.9 97.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 0.4 0.6

Asia Near East (Dec. 2003=100)(9)

3.992 202.0 198.2 40.1 0.2 3.3 1.3 -1.9

Footnotes
(1) Percentage of trade figures are based on 2007 trade values.
(2) Includes Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
(3) Includes Eastern Europe, Latin America, OPEC countries, and other countries in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere.
(4) Includes European Union countries.
(5) Includes Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
(6) Includes China, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Asian Newly Industrialized Countries.
(7) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries. Includes Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
(8) Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
(9) Includes Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Regions are not mutually exclusive.
Dash = Not available


Table 8. U.S. international price indexes and percent changes for selected transportation services: December 2008 to December 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2009
Dec.
2009
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2008
to
Dec.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009
Oct.
2009
to
Nov.
2009
Nov.
2009
to
Dec.
2009

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 152.5 163.9 18.3 1.0 8.4 4.4 7.5

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

21.324 137.8 140.7 6.8 1.1 2.1 1.4 2.1

Asia

69.854 137.1 150.9 24.2 1.1 11.7 5.5 10.1

Export Air Freight

100.000 122.0 123.1 -8.8 1.3 -0.2 0.6 0.9

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

41.332 111.0 112.9 -9.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 1.7

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 140.3 147.3 7.7 1.2 5.8 4.1 5.0

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

23.329 127.7 129.5 -1.8 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.4

Asia

65.784 127.0 136.0 14.4 1.7 8.7 5.7 7.1

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 113.3 114.7 -12.0 0.8 0.4 0.8 1.2

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

39.714 129.7 131.6 -13.5 1.1 0.0 0.2 1.5

Asia

41.455 104.1 105.1 -7.7 0.6 0.2 1.1 1.0

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 147.5 152.3 -3.2 -1.1 6.4 0.5 3.3

Europe

45.257 159.6 156.0 6.1 2.8 8.6 0.0 -2.3

Asia

26.714 126.5 140.4 -7.8 -4.3 4.1 -2.3 11.0

Latin America/Caribbean

12.017 130.2 146.6 -7.2 -8.3 2.3 8.2 12.6

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 141.6 152.0 -7.7 -9.1 1.2 -1.0 7.3

Europe

33.072 175.8 183.8 -1.6 -10.1 2.3 3.0 4.6

Asia

32.441 113.9 128.6 -11.4 -11.4 1.1 -7.8 12.9

Latin America/Caribbean

21.199 147.9 163.8 -8.4 -7.3 -1.0 3.6 10.8

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 trade values.

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



                                          TECHNICAL NOTE


Import and Export Merchandise and Services Price Indexes -- All indexes use a modified Laspeyres 
formula and are not seasonally adjusted.  Price indexes are reweighted annually, with a two-year lag in 
the weights.  Published series use a base year of 2000=100 where possible.  More detailed index series 
and additional information may be obtained at http://www.bls.gov/mxp, or by calling (202) 691-7101.

Merchandise Goods Classification Systems -- The merchandise price indexes are published using 
three classification systems.  Items are classified by end use according to the Bureau of Economic 
Analysis Classification System, by industry according to the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS), and by product category according to the Harmonized System (HS).  While 
classification by end use and product category are self-explanatory, some notes are in order for 
classifying items by industry.  In the NAICS imports and exports tables, items are classified by output 
industry, not input industry.  As an example, NAICS import index 326 (plastics and rubber products 
manufacturing) include outputs such as manufactured plastic rather than inputs such as petroleum.  The 
NAICS classification structure also matches the classification system used by the PPI (Producer Price 
Index) to produce the NAICS primary products indexes.

Import Price Indexes -- Products have been classified by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States Annotated (TSUSA).  Import prices are based on U.S. dollar prices paid by the U.S. importer.  
The prices are generally either "free on board" (f.o.b.) foreign port or "cost, insurance, and freight" 
(c.i.f.) U.S. port transaction prices, depending on the practices of the individual industry.  The index for 
crude petroleum is calculated from data collected by the U.S. Department of Energy.  

Export Price Indexes -- Products have been classified by the Harmonized Schedule B classification 
system of the U.S. Bureau of the Census.  The prices used are generally either "free alongside ship" 
(f.a.s.) factory or "free on board" (f.o.b.) transaction prices, depending on the practices of the individual 
industry.  Prices used in the grain index, excluding rice, are obtained from the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.

Services Price Indexes -- Starting in September 2008 the Import Air Passenger Fares Indexes represent 
changes in the average revenue per passenger received by foreign carriers from U.S. residents and are 
calculated from data obtained from an airline consulting service.  These data include tickets sold by 
travel agencies and travel websites.  Tickets sold directly by the airlines are excluded, as are frequent 
flyer tickets generally.  Starting in January 2008 the Export Air Passenger Fares Indexes represent 
changes in the average revenue per passenger received by U.S. carriers from foreign residents and are 
calculated from data collected directly from airlines. These data include frequent flyer tickets and those 
sold by consolidators. Taxes and fees are included in the Import Air Passenger Fares Index and excluded 
from the Export Air Passenger Fares Index. The Air Freight Indexes are calculated from data collected 
directly from airlines. These data exclude mail and passenger baggage. The scope of the service being 
priced is the movement of freight from airport to airport only, and does not include any ground 
transportation or port service. The Air Freight Indexes are presented using two definitions: Balance of 
Payments (which represent transactions between U.S. and foreign residents) and International (which 
represent transactions inbound to and outbound from the U.S.). Fact sheets specifying detailed 
information for each services industry are available at http://www.bls.gov/mxp under "MXP 
Publications."

Import Indexes by Locality of Origin -- Prices used in these indexes are a subset of the data collected 
for the Import Price Indexes.  Beginning with January 2002, the indexes are defined by locality of origin 
using a nomenclature based upon the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  
Nonmanufactured goods are defined as NAICS 11 and 21 and manufactured goods are defined as 
NAICS 31-33. 
 
Revision Policy -- To reflect the availability of late reports and corrections by respondents, monthly data 
may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.  After three months, no further data 
revisions take place.  So, for example, data released in the January release will be subject to revision in 
the releases for February, March, and April.

Uses of the Data -- The primary use of the indexes is to deflate trade statistics, notably the foreign trade 
sector of the National Income and Product Accounts constructed by the Department of Commerce.  
Other published indexes are useful for general market analysis.  For trade in international services, 
Balance of Payments indexes are used for deflating National Income and Product Accounts, while 
International indexes are more appropriate for market analysis.  Merchandise and services indexes also 
can be used to study U.S. competitiveness and to compute price elasticities, and the merchandise import 
indexes by country or region of origin are useful in terms of trade analysis.

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