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

   The U.S. Import Price Index rose 3.2 percent in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. 
Department of Labor reported today, led by higher petroleum prices.  The June increase followed a 1.4 
percent advance in May.  Export prices also increased in June, rising 1.1 percent after advancing 0.5 
percent in the previous month.

                              Percent changes in import and export price indexes
                                             by End Use category
                                          - not seasonally adjusted -
Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Petroleum
imports
Non-
petroleum
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2008

June

3.0 9.2 0.9 1.0 2.3 0.9

July

1.4 3.3 0.6 1.5 6.7 0.9

August

-3.1 -9.8 -0.4 -1.6 -9.6 -0.7

September

-3.6 -11.4 -1.0 -0.8 0.1 -0.9

October

-6.0 -22.2 -0.9 -2.1 -8.4 -1.4

November

-7.4 -30.2 -1.7 -3.2 -6.9 -2.8

December

-4.6 -25.2 -1.1 -2.2 -6.1 -1.9

2009

January

-1.3 -4.6 -0.8 0.7 5.9 0.3

February

0.0 5.4 -0.7 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2

March

0.5 11.1 -0.8 -0.7 (r)-3.4 -0.4

April

1.1 (r)10.1 -0.2 (r)0.5 3.7 0.2

May

(r)1.4 (r)9.3 (r)0.1 (r)0.5 (r)3.7 0.3

June

3.2 20.3 0.2 1.1 4.8 0.8

June 2007 to 2008

21.3 83.3 7.3 8.7 33.1 6.5

June 2008 to 2009

-17.4 -45.9 -6.5 -6.4 -12.5 -5.7

Footnotes
(r) Revised

  

Import Goods
   
   U.S import prices increased 3.2 percent in June, the largest monthly advance since a 3.2 percent 
rise in November 2007.  Import prices have risen for each of the past four months but decreased overall 
for the year ended in June, declining 17.4 percent.  The June increase in import prices was driven by a 
20.3 percent jump in petroleum prices, the largest monthly advance for that index since a 20.5 percent 
increase in April 1999.  Petroleum prices have risen 69.5 percent since January but, despite the recent 
advances, fell 45.9 percent over the past 12 months.  Nonpetroleum import prices ticked up 0.2 percent 
in June, and decreased 6.5 percent over the past year.    
    
   The advance in nonpetroleum prices was led by a 0.7 percent increase in the price index for 
nonpetroleum industrial supplies and materials.  Higher prices for unfinished metals were the primary 
contributor to the June increase in nonpetroleum industrial supplies and materials prices, which followed 
a 0.8 percent rise in May.
   
   Prices for foods, feeds, and beverages, for consumer goods, and for automotive vehicles also 
rose in June.  Foods, feeds, and beverages prices increased 0.5 percent as higher prices for meat and 
coffee more than offset lower vegetable prices.  The price indexes for consumer goods and automotive 
vehicles each ticked up 0.1 percent. 
   
   In contrast, capital goods prices edged down 0.1 percent in June, led by a 0.5 percent decrease in 
computer prices.  Excluding computer prices, capital goods prices advanced 0.1 percent.  


Export Goods 

   Export prices rose for the third consecutive month in June, advancing 1.1 percent following 0.5 
percent increases in each of the two previous months.  Higher prices for both agricultural and 
nonagricultural exports contributed to the overall increase in June which was the largest monthly rise in 
export prices since a 1.5 percent increase in July 2008.  Despite the advance, export prices declined 6.4 
percent over the past year.  Prices for agricultural exports increased 4.8 percent in June and 12.7 percent 
for the second quarter of 2009, the largest three-month gain since the first quarter of 2008.  Both 
advances were led by rising prices for soybeans, corn, and wheat.  Even with the increase over the past 
three months, agricultural prices fell 12.5 percent for the June 2008-2009 period.  Nonagricultural prices 
rose 0.8 percent in June, but decreased 5.7 percent over the past 12 months.  
   
   A 2.2 percent increase in the price index for nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials led 
the overall advance in nonagricultural prices in June.  Higher prices for fuels, chemicals, and metals all 
contributed to the advance.
   
   Capital goods prices and consumer goods prices also rose in June, advancing 0.2 percent and 0.5 
percent, respectively.  The increase in capital goods prices was driven by a 0.4 percent rise in the price 
index for transportation equipment while higher consumer goods prices were led by a 0.9 percent 
advance in medicinal, dental, and pharmaceutical prices.   
   
   In contrast, the price index for automotive vehicles edged down 0.1 percent in June after 
remaining unchanged in May.  
   

Imports by Locality of Origin 
	
   Led by higher fuel prices in June, the price indexes for imports from Canada and from Mexico 
rose 2.8 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.  Despite rising in June, each index remained down over 
the past year; import prices from Canada fell 24.8 percent for the year ended in June while prices for 
imports from Mexico decreased 13.5 percent for the same period.  
    
   Import prices from the European Union and from Japan both advanced 0.7 percent in June after 
falling 0.2 percent and remaining unchanged, respectively, the previous month.  The price index for 
imports from the European Union fell 7.2 percent for the year ended in June, while prices for imports 
from Japan rose 1.9 percent.
   
   In contrast, prices for imports from China decreased 0.1 percent in June after recording no 
change in May.  Overall import prices from China decreased 2.4 percent for the June 2008-2009 period, 
the largest 12-month drop since the index was first published in December 2003.


Import and Export Services

   Import air passenger fares increased for the first time since October 2008, rising 13.0 percent in 
June.  The advance was led by a 28.6 percent seasonal increase in European fares.  Export air passenger 
fares rose in June, advancing 2.1 percent, which was the first increase for the index since January and 
was also driven by higher European fares.  Despite the increases, both import air passenger fares and 
export air passenger fares fell over the past 12 months, declining 14.2 percent and 20.7 percent, 
respectively.
	
   The price index for import air freight advanced 1.4 percent in June after a 0.9 percent increase 
the previous month.  The index fell 15.6 percent for the year ended in June.  In contrast, export air 
freight prices fell 1.2 percent in June, led by a 2.2 percent drop in European air freight prices.  Overall, 
export air freight prices declined 16.6 percent over the past year.


CONTENTS OF RELEASE

This news release includes the following tables:

Table 1    U.S. Import Price Indexes, by End Use
Table 2    U.S. Export Price Indexes, by End Use
Table 3    U.S. Import Price Indexes, by NAICS
Table 4    U.S. Export Price Indexes, by NAICS
Table 5    U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System
Table 6    U.S. Export Price Indexes, by Harmonized System
Table 7    U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Locality of Origin
Table 8    U.S. International Price Indexes for Selected Transportation Services
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Import and Export Price Index data for July 2009 are scheduled for release on August 13, 2009 at 
8:30 A.M. (EDT).  

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2008 to June 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

All commodities

100.000 116.5 120.2 -17.4 0.5 1.1 1.4 3.2

All imports excluding petroleum

85.161 107.2 107.4 -6.5 -0.8 -0.2 0.1 0.2

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

83.752 111.0 111.2 -4.5 -0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

4.833 139.3 140.0 -5.2 -0.6 1.5 0.2 0.5

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.746 155.2 155.8 -5.6 -1.1 2.1 0.5 0.4

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.087 103.4 104.1 -4.0 1.4 -0.9 -0.5 0.7

Industrial supplies & materials

1

30.295 161.7 178.3 -37.0 3.0 3.3 4.8 10.3

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

15.455 131.4 132.3 -23.8 -2.6 -2.0 0.8 0.7

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

14.046 146.1 146.9 -17.8 -1.3 -0.8 1.2 0.5

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

8.595 134.2 135.9 -21.7 -1.8 -0.6 0.2 1.3

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

5.451 128.0 127.9 -26.1 -3.6 -3.7 1.4 -0.1

Fuels & lubricants

10

16.249 188.6 223.8 -47.2 7.8 7.5 8.1 18.7

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

14.840 202.7 243.8 -45.9 11.1 10.1 9.3 20.3

Crude

10000

10.829 208.9 249.4 -47.4 13.7 10.0 10.6 19.4

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

101

1.221 108.6 111.3 -58.8 -13.3 -12.9 -3.3 2.5

Gas-natural

10110

1.010 93.6 96.3 -64.5 -15.2 -15.1 -4.1 2.9

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.725 103.3 101.9 -13.1 -2.0 -2.0 -1.1 -1.4

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.807 139.5 138.7 -9.3 -0.3 -1.0 3.1 -0.6

Selected building materials

13

1.661 114.5 115.8 -2.9 -0.3 -0.8 -0.7 1.1

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.353 171.9 176.5 -35.4 -2.4 -0.4 0.6 2.7

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.902 134.1 134.7 -15.1 -2.5 -0.2 1.2 0.4

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.598 103.8 103.7 -3.6 -0.9 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1

Capital goods

2

24.371 91.9 91.8 -1.5 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Electric generating equipment

20

3.133 110.0 110.2 -1.6 -0.8 -0.2 0.7 0.2

Nonelectrical machinery

21

19.094 86.7 86.6 -1.8 -0.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

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

22

2.144 120.8 120.7 2.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

14.394 107.9 108.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

26.108 104.1 104.2 -0.7 -0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

12.081 108.2 108.3 0.4 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Durables, manufactured

41

12.776 100.1 100.3 -1.2 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.251 101.3 101.4 -4.9 -3.1 1.5 -1.4 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 2. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2008 to June 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

All commodities

100.000 116.7 118.0 -6.4 -0.7 0.5 0.5 1.1

Agricultural commodities

8.972 163.0 170.8 -12.5 -3.4 3.7 3.7 4.8

Nonagricultural commodities

91.027 113.4 114.3 -5.7 -0.4 0.2 0.3 0.8

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

8.355 167.0 175.2 -11.5 -3.3 3.9 2.6 4.9

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

7.697 170.0 178.9 -12.3 -3.5 4.2 3.0 5.2

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.658 141.7 143.7 -1.6 -0.9 0.7 -2.5 1.4

Industrial supplies & materials

1

26.801 138.1 141.2 -18.5 -1.0 0.3 0.9 2.2

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

10.515 143.2 144.4 -16.5 0.4 -1.0 0.8 0.8

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

16.286 135.7 139.9 -19.7 -1.8 1.1 0.9 3.1

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.275 133.3 136.2 -13.8 -2.6 0.5 7.9 2.2

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

25.525 138.6 141.7 -18.7 -0.9 0.3 0.5 2.2

Fuels & lubricants

11

3.582 160.5 174.1 -41.4 -6.0 6.8 2.3 8.5

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

20.921 137.6 139.3 -13.8 0.0 -0.7 0.3 1.2

Selected building materials

13

1.022 112.0 112.1 -1.5 -1.1 -0.6 -1.1 0.1

Capital goods

2

41.513 103.0 103.2 1.2 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.2

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.745 106.9 106.8 -1.9 0.1 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

28.754 94.4 94.5 0.3 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1

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

22

9.014 136.9 137.5 5.5 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.4

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

10.440 108.1 108.0 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.891 108.0 108.5 0.3 -0.7 -0.8 0.4 0.5

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.734 108.0 108.8 -1.2 -1.7 0.2 0.7 0.7

Durables, manufactured

41

6.024 107.9 108.0 2.7 0.1 -2.1 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 3. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2008 to June 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

14.353 96.5 111.6 -45.9 6.6 7.1 6.9 15.6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.823 135.8 134.0 -2.4 -1.8 7.7 -1.8 -1.3

Crop production

111

1.314 143.8 142.5 2.4 -3.7 8.3 -2.6 -0.9

Mining

21

12.530 92.5 109.1 -48.7 8.1 7.0 8.3 17.9

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

212

0.464 129.5 130.2 6.0 -1.1 0.1 -0.2 0.5

Manufactured articles

85.131 105.7 106.8 -7.4 -0.3 0.2 0.5 1.0

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.720 106.4 106.7 -2.6 -0.1 -0.6 0.0 0.3

Food manufacturing

311

2.473 114.7 116.3 -10.5 -0.4 -1.6 0.7 1.4

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.970 107.1 107.2 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1

Textile mills

313

0.460 111.3 111.5 -1.2 -0.2 -1.6 0.0 0.2

Textile product mills

314

0.825 98.7 98.8 -2.9 -0.2 -2.0 0.0 0.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

4.365 102.3 102.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.627 107.5 107.4 2.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.865 110.4 114.9 -15.0 0.6 1.3 2.0 4.1

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.976 88.2 89.4 -7.6 -0.4 -0.9 -1.0 1.4

Paper manufacturing

322

1.303 103.1 102.4 -8.2 -1.5 -1.6 -0.6 -0.7

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

3.419 93.3 112.5 -42.1 7.1 9.3 7.2 20.6

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.927 120.6 120.8 -3.7 -0.8 -0.2 1.7 0.2

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.923 112.4 112.3 1.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.1

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

1.205 119.8 120.6 7.6 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.7

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

56.546 104.1 104.2 -5.4 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.1

Primary metal manufacturing

331

3.992 119.6 121.5 -34.7 -2.4 -0.7 0.0 1.6

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.915 116.5 116.3 -2.9 -1.0 -0.5 0.2 -0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

7.103 111.0 111.5 0.6 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.5

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.729 89.0 88.8 -4.6 -0.7 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.171 112.5 112.6 -0.4 -0.5 0.0 0.2 0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.582 105.0 105.2 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.644 109.9 109.9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.409 110.9 111.3 0.4 -0.2 0.5 0.4 0.4

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: June 2008 to June 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

6.288 122.8 127.0 -20.7 -5.5 6.0 3.5 3.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

5.042 144.5 151.8 -15.9 -6.5 7.2 4.4 5.1

Crop production

111

4.694 149.4 157.5 -16.4 -6.9 7.9 5.0 5.4

Mining

21

1.246 75.2 72.8 -36.8 -1.3 1.6 -0.3 -3.2

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

0.962 87.2 87.1 -12.1 3.0 2.0 -1.5 -0.1

Manufactured articles

91.996 107.5 108.5 -4.2 -0.4 0.3 0.2 0.9

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.534 118.1 120.8 -3.5 0.0 -0.4 1.2 2.3

Food manufacturing

311

4.377 132.0 136.1 -4.1 0.0 -0.1 1.8 3.1

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.517 105.8 107.6 0.7 1.2 0.0 0.4 1.7

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.393 102.5 102.5 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

21.562 107.9 110.8 -13.2 -1.6 0.8 0.5 2.7

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.448 103.4 103.4 -7.7 -1.0 -1.0 -2.5 0.0

Paper manufacturing

322

1.900 110.0 110.6 -4.3 -0.5 -0.4 -1.3 0.5

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

2.066 92.3 106.3 -47.0 -8.6 11.8 2.2 15.2

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.069 110.5 112.7 -7.7 -1.0 -0.4 0.5 2.0

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.206 108.7 108.1 -1.2 -0.5 0.5 0.1 -0.6

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.872 113.2 113.4 4.4 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

63.900 106.1 106.4 -0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.158 118.5 120.5 -20.9 1.8 -1.4 -1.0 1.7

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.858 121.0 121.0 4.1 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Machinery manufacturing

333

12.829 112.0 112.1 2.5 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.686 93.7 93.8 -2.1 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.619 106.4 106.5 -0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

18.455 110.2 110.3 3.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.951 109.3 109.5 2.5 0.2 -2.1 0.4 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 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2008 to June 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.142 126.3 129.3 -8.7 2.2 -0.3 0.2 2.4

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.256 148.0 153.2 -7.4 -0.8 0.6 2.0 3.5

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.567 97.9 99.0 -6.9 2.1 -1.7 -0.9 1.1

Vegetable products

II

1.533 163.4 161.3 1.1 -4.1 8.3 -1.7 -1.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.478 316.5 293.1 44.7 5.4 23.9 -5.9 -7.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.450 103.8 104.1 -7.7 -5.0 -2.8 2.7 0.3

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.265 153.1 161.4 -3.2 -6.3 5.5 4.3 5.4

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.343 133.7 134.6 -3.9 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.7

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

19

0.246 106.6 109.9 1.1 0.3 -0.6 0.9 3.1

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

20

0.286 124.2 124.9 -12.1 -2.6 -2.8 0.0 0.6

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.969 115.8 116.1 -2.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3

Mineral products

V

16.489 191.7 226.1 -46.0 7.6 7.2 7.8 17.9

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

27

16.091 188.3 222.9 -47.1 7.8 7.4 8.0 18.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.095 132.2 131.6 -5.5 -0.8 -0.5 2.2 -0.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.931 251.4 229.1 -10.2 1.3 3.2 27.4 -8.9

Organic chemicals

29

2.470 121.8 123.7 -6.9 0.3 0.6 -0.2 1.6

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.804 113.0 113.3 -0.7 -2.1 0.0 0.0 0.3

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

32

0.176 103.7 103.5 -1.6 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.429 117.2 118.7 -5.3 -1.7 -1.3 0.0 1.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.443 90.7 90.7 -10.3 -0.8 -1.7 -0.3 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.067 129.3 129.9 -2.5 -0.5 0.9 1.3 0.5

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.019 128.2 129.2 -0.6 -0.5 1.9 1.8 0.8

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.048 131.3 131.3 -6.0 -0.5 -1.0 0.3 0.0

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

VIII

0.649 114.0 114.0 1.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.0

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

42

0.603 115.0 115.0 1.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.0

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

IX

1.010 108.3 109.5 -7.6 -0.5 -0.6 -0.9 1.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.497 108.9 108.2 -6.2 -1.2 -1.2 -0.4 -0.6

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

48

1.051 109.0 107.9 -2.7 -1.5 -1.3 -0.6 -1.0

Printed matter

49

0.295 119.9 119.7 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.448 102.6 102.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.059 99.6 99.3 -1.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

2.101 103.6 103.6 1.2 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.558 90.3 90.3 -4.8 -1.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.323 107.8 107.8 1.9 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.117 107.1 106.9 2.1 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.2

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

XIII

1.071 124.6 125.7 8.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.9

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

68

0.397 117.3 117.8 10.2 0.0 -0.9 -0.6 0.4

Ceramic products

69

0.335 137.7 140.4 11.6 0.8 0.5 1.5 2.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.339 118.6 118.9 5.0 0.0 1.1 0.3 0.3

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

XIV

2.648 136.5 140.5 -10.6 1.7 0.8 0.7 2.9

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.614 150.8 151.5 -26.8 -3.0 -0.6 0.5 0.5

Iron and steel

72

1.186 172.6 171.9 -44.3 -6.2 -4.6 -5.5 -0.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.897 144.0 142.1 -11.0 -2.9 -0.9 -0.9 -1.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.550 224.0 234.9 -28.0 1.6 9.2 12.7 4.9

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.706 104.9 105.8 -32.1 -2.4 0.0 4.2 0.9

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

82

0.410 118.1 118.1 2.7 -0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.493 130.3 129.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.3

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

XVI

26.814 86.7 86.7 -2.5 -0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

13.503 87.7 87.8 -1.7 -0.5 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

85

13.311 85.7 85.6 -3.3 -0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.304 109.6 109.7 0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.077 108.5 108.7 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

88

1.119 115.6 115.3 3.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.3

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

XVIII

3.314 101.6 101.8 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.975 99.3 99.5 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.257 122.9 124.0 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.9

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.407 107.7 107.7 1.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0

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

94

2.414 112.8 112.8 0.8 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.772 100.4 100.2 1.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.222 115.7 116.0 4.2 -0.6 3.6 0.1 0.3

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: June 2008 to June 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.513 155.3 158.8 -9.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 2.3

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

02

0.777 123.5 128.2 -11.8 1.4 0.1 0.5 3.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.400 145.0 145.1 -2.7 -1.8 1.6 -2.1 0.1

Vegetable products

II

4.842 194.3 205.5 -14.1 -5.2 6.8 4.2 5.8

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.567 99.7 102.3 -16.8 -3.7 1.2 -1.5 2.6

Cereals

10

2.055 205.4 222.1 -24.4 -5.2 8.6 1.3 8.1

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

12

1.539 220.5 238.1 -8.2 -7.5 9.3 9.9 8.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.498 138.1 142.1 4.3 -0.5 0.7 1.5 2.9

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.373 118.9 118.8 -1.2 0.0 -0.8 0.2 -0.1

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

22

0.283 100.5 102.6 - -0.2 -0.6 0.7 2.1

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.545 200.6 224.7 10.1 -4.4 4.2 6.5 12.0

Mineral products

V

3.503 186.8 200.5 -44.4 -6.2 7.3 3.0 7.3

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

27

3.001 179.8 195.2 -46.1 -8.0 8.4 3.3 8.6

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

11.773 135.3 137.9 -5.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.4 1.9

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.259 188.6 186.7 -3.0 -2.4 -2.8 -2.6 -1.0

Organic chemicals

29

3.305 138.1 144.6 -13.1 1.8 0.7 2.3 4.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.695 115.6 116.7 -2.6 -2.9 0.3 0.8 1.0

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

32

0.537 112.3 114.0 -0.6 0.4 -1.8 0.4 1.5

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.735 123.7 125.8 3.2 -0.3 0.2 1.6 1.7

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

34

0.410 113.8 114.2 -3.7 -0.9 -1.7 0.4 0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.779 128.7 131.7 4.7 -0.4 0.2 -0.9 2.3

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.213 128.8 130.8 -8.0 -1.9 -1.1 -0.1 1.6

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.232 123.8 126.4 -7.9 -2.1 0.0 0.0 2.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.981 150.3 149.2 -8.9 -0.9 -5.4 -0.4 -0.7

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

VIII

0.257 76.0 79.1 -32.6 -4.2 -4.0 -1.9 4.1

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

IX

0.568 101.9 102.1 -9.1 -1.9 -0.8 -1.6 0.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.368 106.1 107.5 -8.5 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 1.3

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.497 90.0 93.8 -26.9 0.9 1.1 0.4 4.2

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

48

1.339 111.8 112.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.6 0.4

Printed material

49

0.532 115.0 116.2 -4.3 -1.0 0.0 0.5 1.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.992 102.8 101.9 -5.6 -1.2 -0.2 1.8 -0.9

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.560 94.4 91.0 -17.0 -5.7 3.6 6.1 -3.6

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

XIII

0.848 115.8 115.9 4.3 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.452 100.6 100.8 1.9 -0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.2

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

XIV

3.741 166.8 171.3 -6.4 3.7 -3.5 -1.0 2.7

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.092 144.4 144.3 -20.4 -1.3 -0.6 2.0 -0.1

Iron and steel

72

1.214 151.6 148.6 -38.9 -3.2 -5.5 -2.9 -2.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.519 163.8 163.4 4.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.491 179.0 184.5 -29.4 0.5 16.6 27.5 3.1

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.697 100.4 101.6 -32.5 -0.4 -1.8 6.8 1.2

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

82

0.405 121.9 121.9 2.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.342 122.0 122.0 -6.2 -5.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

XVI

31.538 95.3 95.4 0.1 -0.2 0.4 0.0 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

18.161 105.2 105.2 1.4 -0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

13.377 84.6 84.7 -1.7 -0.1 0.7 -0.2 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

15.964 120.3 120.5 3.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.162 107.7 107.7 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.0

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

XVIII

6.305 107.4 107.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.7 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.578 106.7 106.7 -1.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.772 116.4 116.1 -0.8 0.6 0.2 0.0 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.683 92.7 92.8 -1.9 0.1 -0.4 0.0 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 7. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes by locality of origin: June 2008 to June 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Percent
of
U.S.
imports(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

Industrialized Countries(2)

42.434 117.3 119.2 -14.6 -0.3 -0.6 0.4 1.6

Nonmanufactured articles

4.390 151.4 168.7 -51.4 2.0 1.9 3.2 11.4

Manufactured articles

37.621 114.0 114.9 -7.6 -0.3 -0.8 0.0 0.8

Other Countries(3)

57.566 114.3 118.8 -19.3 1.0 1.8 1.8 3.9

Nonmanufactured articles

12.442 196.1 227.1 -43.5 8.1 9.1 7.8 15.8

Manufactured articles

44.910 102.4 103.5 -7.4 -0.2 0.2 0.5 1.1

Canada

15.963 125.2 128.7 -24.8 -0.3 -0.6 1.3 2.8

Nonmanufactured articles

3.979 144.4 161.6 -53.2 2.0 0.5 2.8 11.9

Manufactured articles

11.678 122.5 123.1 -10.5 -0.9 -1.0 0.8 0.5

European Union(4)

17.447 123.4 124.3 -7.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.7

Nonmanufactured articles

0.222 200.6 223.1 -44.3 0.4 6.5 0.0 11.2

Manufactured articles

17.133 121.3 122.0 -6.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.6

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.954 119.8 120.5 1.0 0.2 0.6 0.0 0.6

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.735 108.2 108.9 -3.9 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.6

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.660 118.6 120.3 -15.6 0.3 0.5 -0.2 1.4

Latin America(5)

17.808 140.7 146.7 -24.3 -0.1 3.4 3.0 4.3

Nonmanufactured articles

5.160 227.6 254.0 -37.9 5.2 11.1 8.4 11.6

Manufactured articles

12.547 123.6 125.0 -14.4 -1.8 0.6 1.0 1.1

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

10.785 131.3 133.4 -13.5 -1.0 2.8 2.6 1.6

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

1.947 124.4 135.3 - 6.7 15.5 9.6 8.8

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

8.788 96.5 96.2 - -2.6 0.4 0.8 -0.3

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

33.590 99.2 99.5 -3.1 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.3

China (Dec. 2003=100)

16.852 100.4 100.3 -2.4 -0.6 -0.5 0.0 -0.1

Japan

7.488 96.2 96.9 1.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.7

Asian NICs(7)

5.647 84.8 85.6 -6.0 -0.9 -0.6 -0.1 0.9

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.729 95.8 97.0 -6.0 -0.1 0.3 0.2 1.3

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

3.992 172.2 194.4 -37.6 15.1 6.1 6.8 12.9

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: June 2008 to June 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2009(1)
Index Percent change
May
2009
June
2009
Annual Monthly
June
2008
to
June
2009
Feb.
2009
to
Mar.
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 132.0 133.9 -15.6 -2.1 -1.6 0.9 1.4

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

21.972 122.9 126.3 -27.7 -3.5 -2.6 1.2 2.8

Asia

69.049 117.3 119.0 -8.0 -1.7 -1.4 0.4 1.4

Export Air Freight

100.000 118.8 117.4 -16.6 -2.3 -1.3 -3.0 -1.2

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

36.764 108.1 105.7 -22.1 -2.9 -1.6 -4.6 -2.2

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 125.4 125.9 -17.2 -3.0 -1.8 0.2 0.4

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

24.258 118.7 119.6 -27.6 -4.4 -3.0 0.8 0.8

Asia

64.252 110.9 111.8 -9.4 -1.9 -1.6 0.3 0.8

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 114.1 111.7 -22.3 -2.0 -3.6 -1.1 -2.1

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

40.189 132.1 126.1 -23.3 -1.0 -5.4 -1.5 -4.5

Asia

41.013 103.6 103.1 -20.0 -2.5 -1.3 -0.1 -0.5

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 130.3 147.3 -14.2 -4.7 -1.3 -2.1 13.0

Europe

40.089 124.9 160.6 -13.9 -7.8 -1.3 -6.0 28.6

Asia

30.487 127.5 135.9 -9.1 -4.1 -0.2 3.8 6.6

Latin America/Caribbean

11.799 112.9 113.9 -22.7 -3.0 2.0 -6.4 0.9

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 133.1 135.9 -20.7 -3.9 -3.9 -2.3 2.1

Europe

30.016 151.8 176.6 -21.4 -7.1 0.3 -1.5 16.3

Asia

36.264 121.2 109.0 -20.1 0.2 -8.3 3.1 -10.1

Latin America/Caribbean

20.075 133.2 135.0 -18.6 -7.6 1.6 -12.4 1.4

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 for merchandise goods 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 excluded from both indexes. 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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