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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

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                             U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - JUNE 2013

Prices for U.S. imports decreased 0.2 percent in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, 
following a 0.7 percent decline in May. In June, a drop in nonfuel prices more than offset increasing fuel 
prices. The price index for U.S. exports edged down 0.1 percent in June, after a 0.5 percent decrease the 
previous month.


Imports

All Imports: Import prices fell 0.2 percent in June following decreases of 0.7 percent in May, 0.6 percent in 
April, and 0.1 percent in March. Unlike the May and April declines where lower fuel prices contributed to 
the decreases, the June drop resulted solely from lower nonfuel prices. Despite the decline over the past four 
months, overall import prices rose 0.2 percent for the year ended in June following a 1.9 percent decrease 
from May 2012 to May 2013.

Fuel Imports: Import fuel prices ticked up 0.1 percent in June following a 1.9 percent drop in May and a 
2.4 percent decline in April. The June rise was led by a 0.2 percent advance in petroleum prices, following a 
2.0 percent drop the previous month. In contrast, natural gas prices decreased 1.2 percent in June. Prices for 
import fuel rose 4.6 percent over the past year, after falling 11.5 percent between June 2011 and June 2012. 
A 2.9 percent rise in petroleum prices and a 93.3 percent advance in natural gas prices each contributed to 
the 12-month increase in fuel prices.             

All Imports Excluding Fuel: In contrast to fuel prices, nonfuel prices continued to decline in June, falling 
0.3 percent, after decreases of 0.3 percent in May, 0.2 percent in April, and 0.1 percent in March. In June, 
lower prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; foods, feeds, and beverages; and each of the major 
finished goods categories all contributed to the overall decline in nonfuel prices. The price index for nonfuel 
imports fell 1.0 percent over the past year, primarily driven by a 4.2 percent drop in nonfuel industrial 
supplies and materials prices.    

Table A. Import and export price indexes, selected categories
 Percent changes

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

2012

June

-2.3 -8.5 -0.3 -1.7 -3.5 -1.5

July

-0.7 -2.0 -0.4 0.4 6.0 -0.2

August

1.2 6.1 -0.2 0.9 4.8 0.4

September

1.0 3.9 0.2 0.8 1.3 0.7

October

0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 -1.7 0.3

November

-0.7 -2.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.5 -0.7

December

-0.6 -2.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

2013

January

0.5 1.9 0.2 0.4 -1.2 0.5

February

0.9 3.6 0.1 0.7 2.0 0.6

March

-0.1 (r)0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -1.8 -0.3

April

(r)-0.6 (r)-2.4 -0.2 -0.7 -2.3 -0.5

May

(r)-0.7 -1.9 -0.3 -0.5 (r)1.1 -0.7

June

-0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 -0.2

June 2011 to 2012

-2.5 -11.5 0.6 -2.1 -5.8 -1.6

June 2012 to 2013

0.2 4.6 -1.0 0.8 9.3 -0.3

Footnotes
(r) Revised


Exports 

All Exports: U.S. export prices edged down 0.1 percent in June following declines of 0.5 percent, 0.7 
percent, and 0.5 percent the three previous months. In June, decreasing nonagricultural prices more than 
offset an increase in the price index for agricultural exports. Overall export prices increased 0.8 percent for 
the year ended in June, after decreasing 0.9 percent for the year ended in May.

Agricultural Exports: Agricultural prices advanced 0.6 percent in June following a 1.1 percent increase in 
May. The June rise was led by a 5.3 percent advance in soybean prices, a 2.3 percent increase in corn prices, 
and a 4.7 percent rise in nut prices. Prices for agricultural exports increased 9.3 percent between June 2012 
and June 2013.                     

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: The price index for nonagricultural exports declined 0.2 percent in 
June, driven by a 0.5 percent drop in nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials prices. The June 
decline followed decreases of 0.7 percent in May and 0.5 percent in April. Nonagricultural prices also fell 
for the year ended in June, declining 0.3 percent.



                                         SELECTED JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Imports by Locality of Origin: Import prices from Japan continued to fall in June, declining 0.5 percent. 
Prices for imports from Japan have decreased 2.2 percent over the first half of 2013, and have paralleled the 
drop in the value of the yen compared to the U.S. dollar. The price index for imports from China edged 
down 0.1 percent for the third consecutive month in June, and has not recorded a monthly advance since 
February 2012. Import prices from China fell 1.0 percent over the past 12 months. Prices for imports from 
Mexico, Canada, and the European Union also decreased in June, falling 0.5 percent, 0.2 percent, and 0.1 
percent, respectively.

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials 
declined 1.0 percent in June following a 1.3 percent drop in May. In June, a 1.7 percent drop in unfinished 
metals prices was the largest contributor to the decline. Building materials prices also fell in June, down 3.4 
percent, led by lower lumber prices. 

Finished Goods: Each of the major finished goods categories recorded decreases in June. Automotive 
vehicles prices fell 0.3 percent, driven by a 0.6 percent decline in parts prices. The price indexes for 
consumer goods and capital goods both edged down 0.1 percent. 
 
Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Foods, feeds, and beverages prices declined 1.2 percent in June, after rising 
0.4 percent in May. The June decrease was led by a 7.0 percent drop in fruit prices. Lower coffee and 
vegetable prices also contributed to the decline. 

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares rose 10.7 percent in June following increases of 2.0 
percent in May and 0.3 percent in April. The June advance was driven by a 14.6 percent jump in European 
fares and an 11.4 percent rise in Asian fares. The recent increases led import air passenger fares up 2.9 
percent over the past year. In contrast, import air freight prices fell 0.3 percent in June and 3.8 percent over 
the past 12 months.

Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonagricultural industrial supplies and 
materials decreased 0.5 percent in June, after a 1.7 percent decline the previous month. The drop was driven 
by a 2.5 percent decrease in nonferrous metals prices; lower chemicals prices were also a contributing factor. 

Finished Goods: The major finished goods categories recorded little price movement in June; consumer 
goods prices fell 0.1 percent, and the price indexes for capital goods and automotive vehicles were both 
unchanged, after each of the major finished goods categories edged down 0.1 percent in May.

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares increased 2.1 percent in June following a 6.0 percent 
advance in May. The June increase was driven by a 16.4 percent rise in European fares. Despite the recent 
increases, export air passenger fares fell 3.6 percent for the year ended in June. Export air freight prices 
declined 0.9 percent in June and 1.1 percent over the past year.

Import and Export Price Index data for July 2013 are scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 13, 
2013 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2012 to June 2013
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

All commodities

100.000 139.3 139.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.6 -0.7 -0.2

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

73.989 102.8 102.6 -1.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

All imports excluding petroleum

80.130 116.1 115.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.3

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

79.072 120.0 119.6 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

5.083 173.9 171.8 0.0 1.6 -0.3 0.4 -1.2

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.904 193.0 190.2 -1.7 1.4 -1.0 0.3 -1.5

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.179 130.5 130.3 6.0 2.6 2.4 0.9 -0.2

Industrial supplies & materials

1

34.286 249.0 248.3 1.1 -0.2 -1.7 -1.7 -0.3

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

14.417 165.2 163.6 -1.0 -0.4 0.0 -1.1 -1.0

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

13.359 184.8 183.0 -4.2 -0.4 -0.7 -1.3 -1.0

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

7.867 172.4 170.0 -3.8 -0.1 -1.0 -2.2 -1.4

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

5.492 156.0 155.3 2.4 -0.7 1.2 0.1 -0.4

Fuels & lubricants

10

20.927 331.8 332.2 4.6 0.0 -2.4 -1.9 0.1

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

19.869 366.8 367.4 2.9 0.0 -2.9 -2.0 0.2

Crude

10000

15.369 384.0 385.6 4.2 -0.3 -3.0 -0.4 0.4

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

101

0.847 140.4 138.9 74.7 0.2 12.6 0.6 -1.1

Gas-natural

10110

0.721 128.1 126.6 93.3 -0.2 15.5 1.3 -1.2

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.563 113.3 113.1 -0.9 -0.3 0.0 0.5 -0.2

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

5.008 174.4 173.7 -5.2 -0.9 -0.3 0.0 -0.4

Selected building materials

13

1.052 148.3 143.3 3.8 0.9 1.4 -1.8 -3.4

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.611 248.0 243.8 -7.5 -0.4 -2.1 -3.9 -1.7

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.591 159.0 157.7 -2.5 -0.2 -0.6 -0.4 -0.8

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.534 113.8 113.8 -1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.0

Capital goods

2

24.092 92.8 92.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Electric generating equipment

20

3.005 119.4 119.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Nonelectrical machinery

21

19.218 85.5 85.4 -0.9 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

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

22

1.869 136.0 136.0 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

12.220 114.2 113.9 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

24.318 107.7 107.6 0.0 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.835 115.9 116.1 1.1 -0.3 0.7 -0.6 0.2

Durables, manufactured

41

11.153 99.1 98.9 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.330 116.9 116.4 -2.4 0.6 0.2 0.3 -0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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 2012 to June 2013
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

All commodities

100.000 132.8 132.7 0.8 -0.5 -0.7 -0.5 -0.1

Agricultural commodities

10.521 222.2 223.6 9.3 -1.8 -2.3 1.1 0.6

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

81.147 102.4 102.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2

Nonagricultural commodities

89.478 126.4 126.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.7 -0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

9.746 221.8 223.1 8.4 -1.9 -2.4 0.8 0.6

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

9.084 226.2 228.1 9.7 -2.1 -2.6 1.2 0.8

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.662 182.0 177.4 -6.7 0.6 -0.4 -4.4 -2.5

Industrial supplies & materials

1

33.903 178.3 177.5 -0.5 -0.7 -1.0 -1.6 -0.4

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

11.932 177.2 175.6 -4.3 -1.5 -0.5 -2.6 -0.9

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

21.971 179.7 179.3 1.7 -0.2 -1.4 -1.0 -0.2

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.437 205.5 204.2 7.9 0.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.6

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

32.466 177.5 176.7 -0.8 -0.7 -1.1 -1.7 -0.5

Fuels & lubricants

11

9.106 251.4 250.8 1.0 -0.5 -2.8 -2.2 -0.2

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

22.331 169.0 168.0 -1.8 -0.9 -0.4 -1.6 -0.6

Selected building materials

13

1.029 122.2 122.4 3.6 1.0 1.2 0.1 0.2

Capital goods

2

35.436 106.4 106.4 0.6 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.505 115.0 114.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.6

Nonelectrical machinery

21

25.740 95.3 95.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

22

6.191 151.6 151.6 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

8.956 113.4 113.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

11.958 115.3 115.2 -1.5 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.473 114.8 114.7 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5 0.3 -0.1

Durables, manufactured

41

5.084 111.6 111.4 -3.0 -0.4 0.0 -0.6 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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 2012 to June 2013
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

Nonmanufactured articles

18.588 167.1 167.2 6.2 0.3 -2.2 -0.2 0.1

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.866 176.2 173.1 0.8 4.2 -1.8 1.4 -1.8

Crop production

111

1.309 181.2 177.3 -0.6 5.1 -3.0 2.1 -2.2

Forestry and logging (Dec. 2012=100)

113

0.205 105.4 105.3 - -1.3 -1.7 2.0 -0.1

Mining

21

16.722 165.8 166.2 6.8 -0.2 -2.2 -0.4 0.2

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

212

0.324 134.0 134.0 -6.9 -0.5 -0.4 0.4 0.0

Manufactured articles

80.951 116.4 116.0 -1.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -0.3

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.540 123.7 123.5 -1.7 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Food manufacturing

311

2.882 155.2 153.9 -5.5 -0.8 0.4 0.6 -0.8

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.877 113.5 113.3 1.3 0.0 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Textile mills (Dec. 2011=100)

313

0.390 101.6 101.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Textile product mills

314

0.790 115.5 115.5 -0.4 -0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0

Apparel manufacturing

315

3.938 110.3 110.5 -1.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.2

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.663 121.5 121.8 1.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.730 135.9 135.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4 -2.3 -0.4

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.637 129.3 122.9 5.7 1.1 2.4 -2.9 -4.9

Paper manufacturing

322

1.036 110.5 110.4 -0.7 -0.3 0.0 0.4 -0.1

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

3.970 152.6 151.9 -3.4 0.5 -2.7 -7.4 -0.5

Chemical manufacturing

325

9.226 135.7 135.5 0.0 -0.3 0.4 -0.9 -0.1

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.943 126.0 125.6 -1.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 -0.3

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.835 129.0 129.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

52.682 108.8 108.5 -1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.225 163.1 160.3 -7.8 -0.5 -2.2 -3.4 -1.7

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.664 128.3 127.7 -1.3 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.5

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.633 121.6 121.5 0.3 -0.4 -0.4 0.4 -0.1

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.062 81.1 81.0 -1.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.021 119.4 119.4 0.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

12.975 112.1 111.8 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.257 114.4 114.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.844 120.8 120.7 -1.4 0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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 2012 to June 2013
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

Nonmanufactured articles

7.917 171.5 171.6 8.4 -1.5 -3.0 1.6 0.1

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

5.778 210.5 212.1 11.4 -2.0 -4.0 1.8 0.8

Crop production

111

5.341 219.1 222.0 12.7 -2.1 -4.8 2.7 1.3

Mining

21

2.139 94.1 92.4 -1.7 -0.3 -0.1 0.7 -1.8

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.424 105.7 105.0 -12.1 -0.9 -0.7 -0.6 -0.7

Manufactured articles

89.687 120.4 120.3 0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

7.020 151.0 151.5 3.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.4 0.3

Food manufacturing

311

4.926 172.9 173.5 3.3 -0.5 -0.5 -0.6 0.3

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.571 127.1 128.7 7.3 -0.3 -0.7 -0.2 1.3

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

26.363 132.5 132.5 0.8 -0.2 -1.2 -0.7 0.0

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.421 117.5 117.9 3.4 1.5 1.0 0.3 0.3

Paper manufacturing

322

1.827 121.8 122.3 2.9 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.4

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

6.763 159.1 159.4 0.7 -0.3 -4.1 -2.9 0.2

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.316 131.3 131.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.250 121.0 121.2 2.9 -0.2 0.8 0.4 0.2

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.786 111.1 111.1 -0.9 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

56.304 112.7 112.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.905 158.9 155.1 -8.1 -1.4 -1.0 -4.1 -2.4

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.763 131.5 131.4 0.5 -0.2 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Machinery manufacturing

333

11.661 122.0 122.0 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

14.192 88.6 88.7 -1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.326 114.2 113.7 0.8 -0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.4

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

14.183 117.9 117.9 0.9 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Furniture and related product manufacturing (Dec. 2011=100)

337

0.315 105.4 105.6 2.5 0.1 0.3 -0.4 0.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.960 121.8 122.0 -0.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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 2012 to June 2013
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

Live animals; animal products

I

1.136 176.2 177.8 7.9 2.8 1.8 0.4 0.9

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.253 219.1 218.4 2.0 -1.9 1.0 -0.1 -0.3

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.633 130.8 133.0 12.1 5.6 3.0 1.5 1.7

Vegetable products

II

1.663 213.1 204.1 -7.6 2.5 -2.1 1.4 -4.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.364 353.3 347.5 7.9 13.4 -12.5 6.8 -1.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.456 122.6 110.2 -6.4 2.2 5.6 -2.2 -10.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.372 240.2 235.8 -11.7 1.1 -4.2 0.0 -1.8

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.250 116.7 116.4 -10.9 -1.6 -1.2 -1.0 -0.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.411 157.7 156.6 -0.5 0.1 -0.3 0.4 -0.7

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.202 95.6 93.6 - 0.2 -3.4 -1.8 -2.1

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.197 87.4 90.1 6.5 -1.3 -0.8 2.1 3.1

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

19

0.242 132.1 132.1 4.7 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

20

0.316 164.8 165.0 -3.5 -0.4 0.0 2.3 0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.868 124.6 124.2 1.6 0.1 -0.3 0.4 -0.3

Mineral products

V

20.871 334.3 334.9 4.6 -0.1 -2.4 -1.8 0.2

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

27

20.583 330.9 331.5 4.8 -0.1 -2.4 -1.8 0.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.654 150.6 150.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.4 -0.9 -0.2

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.796 352.3 348.0 -9.3 -2.7 -2.1 -1.6 -1.2

Organic chemicals

29

2.619 135.6 135.3 -2.0 -1.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.407 125.0 125.0 6.5 0.7 2.4 -1.1 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.399 125.9 126.3 -18.9 1.7 -1.0 -2.1 0.3

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.164 93.9 93.8 -11.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.486 102.4 101.7 -0.7 0.2 -0.7 0.3 -0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.222 152.5 152.3 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.968 147.9 148.1 2.9 -0.5 0.3 -0.5 0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.254 162.0 161.2 -5.0 -0.3 -1.1 0.0 -0.5

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

VIII

0.598 125.8 125.3 -0.9 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.4

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

42

0.555 127.4 126.8 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.5

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

IX

0.680 158.4 150.3 6.8 1.2 2.8 -2.6 -5.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.133 113.5 113.6 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Pulp wood, waste paper, and paperboard (Dec. 2011=100)

47

0.182 104.7 104.4 0.4 0.5 0.7 2.3 -0.3

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

48

0.750 106.9 107.0 -1.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.964 113.9 114.2 -1.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.945 103.4 103.6 -2.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.5 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.828 117.3 117.9 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.5

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.551 108.3 108.5 -0.2 -0.5 0.4 0.1 0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.364 120.9 121.2 2.1 0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.169 120.1 120.4 2.3 0.2 0.2 -0.3 0.2

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

XIII

0.768 131.9 131.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

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

68

0.248 125.5 125.6 0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.2 0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.241 140.3 140.1 -1.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.280 127.9 127.8 0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1

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

XIV

3.157 190.8 186.0 -6.6 -0.8 -1.3 -3.9 -2.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

4.985 181.6 181.2 -4.0 0.1 -1.2 -1.0 -0.2

Iron and steel

72

1.143 216.7 215.3 -10.9 0.5 -0.5 -1.1 -0.6

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.502 156.6 156.0 -3.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.460 332.2 335.8 -3.9 -1.4 -4.0 -2.9 1.1

Nickel and articles thereof (Dec. 2009=100)

75

0.141 95.7 91.4 -9.4 1.9 -4.2 -4.4 -4.5

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.671 136.5 137.6 -0.1 0.4 -1.8 -1.4 0.8

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

82

0.386 129.2 129.4 0.9 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.433 135.9 135.8 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVI

26.512 85.2 85.1 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

13.729 89.8 89.8 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.0

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

85

12.783 80.7 80.6 -1.5 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

10.749 116.4 116.1 0.3 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.3

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.809 115.2 114.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.3

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

88

0.871 120.0 120.0 1.5 0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

XVIII

3.349 103.8 103.8 -0.5 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.038 100.7 100.7 -1.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.252 140.8 140.1 8.3 0.0 -1.0 0.0 -0.5

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.473 113.1 112.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.3

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

94

1.942 117.2 116.6 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.5

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.336 105.1 105.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.195 138.3 138.3 1.1 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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 2012 to June 2013
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

Live animals; animal products

I

2.035 214.1 211.5 4.3 -1.8 0.7 -2.5 -1.2

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

02

1.174 166.5 168.0 1.4 0.1 -0.2 -1.4 0.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.378 188.9 182.4 -12.3 0.6 -0.3 -6.8 -3.4

Vegetable products

II

5.333 267.4 271.5 12.5 -1.8 -4.7 2.6 1.5

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.995 155.2 154.3 10.7 -4.7 -4.9 4.9 -0.6

Cereals

10

2.085 305.5 307.0 16.2 -2.8 -5.1 2.7 0.5

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

12

1.691 287.0 299.5 11.9 -0.1 -5.4 2.4 4.4

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.313 136.6 132.3 -10.7 -0.7 1.7 -0.7 -3.1

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.996 166.1 167.6 6.2 -0.7 -0.1 -0.5 0.9

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (Dec. 2009=100)

20

0.334 113.2 113.1 2.0 0.5 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

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

22

0.610 113.3 113.2 3.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.724 259.1 269.7 12.9 -2.2 0.4 -3.1 4.1

Mineral products

V

8.995 292.7 292.4 -0.9 -0.3 -3.2 -2.1 -0.1

Ores, slag and ash (Dec. 2012=100)

26

0.448 91.7 91.7 - -2.2 -2.4 -3.9 0.0

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

27

8.364 289.7 289.4 -0.4 -0.1 -3.4 -2.1 -0.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

11.555 154.6 154.2 0.1 -0.4 -0.2 0.3 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.051 189.3 186.0 1.5 0.2 0.8 1.6 -1.7

Organic chemicals

29

3.241 165.0 164.6 -0.2 -0.4 -0.8 -1.0 -0.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.682 122.7 122.5 -1.3 -0.8 -0.9 0.2 -0.2

Fertilizers (Dec. 2012=100)

31

0.381 96.3 96.8 - 1.7 1.1 -1.9 0.5

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.725 138.5 138.5 1.8 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

34

0.448 119.4 119.5 -3.0 -1.6 0.3 -0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.783 156.0 156.0 2.0 -1.4 -0.1 2.2 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.300 149.9 150.2 1.4 0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.264 142.6 142.9 3.1 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.2

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.036 183.3 183.3 -5.4 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

VIII

0.407 146.6 146.5 12.6 1.0 1.1 0.4 -0.1

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

IX

0.586 113.5 113.4 2.8 1.4 1.2 -0.1 -0.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.252 120.8 121.1 2.8 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.2

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.604 125.1 126.0 -0.1 2.2 -0.5 -0.4 0.7

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

48

1.198 119.0 119.0 2.1 -0.3 0.1 0.3 0.0

Printed material

49

0.450 130.7 130.7 8.6 1.2 0.7 0.0 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.838 131.0 130.0 4.1 -0.1 0.2 0.7 -0.8

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.511 145.5 142.4 7.9 -0.5 -0.3 0.6 -2.1

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

XIII

0.761 118.2 118.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.390 97.5 97.5 -1.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XIV

4.946 261.4 254.8 -8.2 -1.9 -1.2 -4.5 -2.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.291 165.5 165.6 -4.2 -1.8 -0.6 -1.8 0.1

Iron and steel

72

1.467 186.5 185.9 -11.2 -3.9 -1.3 -3.1 -0.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.328 169.9 169.2 -1.9 0.1 0.5 -0.4 -0.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.584 230.8 236.9 -2.3 -3.6 -2.2 -5.9 2.6

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.842 123.0 122.8 -1.7 -1.5 -0.7 -0.8 -0.2

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

82

0.404 132.4 132.4 2.5 -0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.326 147.1 147.3 1.0 -0.3 0.0 0.5 0.1

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

XVI

27.973 97.1 97.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.741 111.3 111.3 0.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

11.232 81.8 81.8 -1.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.023 128.0 128.0 1.0 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

8.149 113.8 113.7 0.6 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVIII

5.899 106.9 107.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.344 110.7 110.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.4

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.724 121.1 121.3 1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.512 90.6 89.6 -1.8 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -1.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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 2012 to June 2013
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

Industrialized Countries(2)

100.000 132.5 132.0 1.4 0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.4

Nonmanufactured articles

12.414 244.8 244.6 20.7 1.6 2.4 7.4 -0.1

Manufactured articles

87.002 123.5 123.0 -1.0 0.0 -0.6 -0.7 -0.4

Other Countries(3)

100.000 138.1 138.0 -0.5 -0.1 -1.2 -0.8 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

22.195 341.1 341.5 1.3 -0.3 -4.1 -2.5 0.1

Manufactured articles

77.461 110.1 109.9 -1.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2

Canada

100.000 154.4 154.1 4.5 0.7 0.3 1.4 -0.2

Nonmanufactured articles

30.788 234.3 234.1 21.9 1.7 2.7 7.4 -0.1

Manufactured articles

68.218 137.4 137.1 -1.6 0.4 -0.7 -1.0 -0.2

European Union(4)

100.000 135.4 135.2 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

1.049 363.8 364.4 7.0 -2.0 -3.3 -0.3 0.2

Manufactured articles

98.437 131.7 131.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

France (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 121.8 121.7 0.7 0.9 -0.3 0.1 -0.1

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 115.8 115.7 1.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 128.1 128.2 -3.0 -3.3 -0.7 0.0 0.1

Latin America(5)

100.000 173.8 173.6 0.2 -0.7 -2.0 -0.9 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

31.967 369.5 369.2 4.3 -1.4 -3.7 -1.8 -0.1

Manufactured articles

67.638 131.4 131.2 -1.8 -0.3 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 144.5 143.8 0.4 -0.1 -1.2 0.0 -0.5

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

19.235 204.2 200.9 6.6 0.1 -4.3 -0.4 -1.6

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

80.437 94.1 93.9 -1.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.2

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

100.000 103.7 103.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

China (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 103.9 103.8 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Japan

100.000 101.0 100.5 -2.0 -0.2 -0.7 -0.4 -0.5

Asian NICs(7)

100.000 91.2 91.3 0.6 0.1 1.1 0.2 0.1

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

100.000 104.7 104.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.6 0.2 -0.1

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

100.000 266.2 266.8 -1.3 0.7 -2.6 -1.8 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative figures are based on 2011 trade values.
(2) Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
(3) Eastern Europe, Latin America, OPEC countries, and other countries in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere.
(4) European Union countries.
(5) Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
(6) China, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and the Asian Newly Industrialized Countries.
(7) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries - Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
(8) Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
(9) 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 2012 to June 2013
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2013(1)
Index Percent change
May
2013
June
2013
Annual Monthly
June
2012
to
June
2013
Feb.
2013
to
Mar.
2013
Mar.
2013
to
Apr.
2013
Apr.
2013
to
May
2013
May
2013
to
June
2013

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 172.3 171.8 -3.8 -0.5 -1.1 -0.2 -0.3

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

21.927 164.0 163.6 1.0 1.3 -3.9 0.6 -0.2

Asia

73.688 151.9 151.5 -5.5 -1.0 -0.4 -0.5 -0.3

Export Air Freight

100.000 147.6 146.3 -1.1 0.1 0.3 -1.2 -0.9

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

35.911 132.8 131.9 -1.2 0.3 0.5 -1.0 -0.7

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 161.9 160.6 -1.6 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.8

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

21.998 148.4 147.8 0.8 0.0 -2.5 0.1 -0.4

Asia

67.343 146.9 145.5 -2.5 -0.6 -0.1 -0.9 -1.0

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 147.2 145.4 -2.4 0.4 0.1 -0.9 -1.2

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

27.782 160.6 160.5 -2.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Asia

52.504 140.9 138.4 -2.9 1.1 0.1 -1.4 -1.8

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 185.8 205.6 2.9 -1.6 0.3 2.0 10.7

Europe

43.085 208.3 238.8 7.4 -4.4 1.4 -0.4 14.6

Asia

26.082 155.2 172.9 2.1 -0.3 1.9 3.2 11.4

Latin America/Caribbean

9.196 165.0 173.2 -0.4 2.6 0.0 -1.7 5.0

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 191.4 195.5 -3.6 0.7 -2.6 6.0 2.1

Europe

27.649 222.4 258.8 1.9 1.5 -4.1 4.5 16.4

Asia

28.494 165.0 164.6 -8.0 -1.4 -5.7 9.1 -0.2

Latin America/Caribbean

21.057 191.8 190.7 -14.9 2.3 -3.3 -0.2 -0.6

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2011 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.

E-Mail Subscription -- The U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes news release is available through an 
e-mail subscription service at (http://www.bls.gov/bls/list.htm).
 
Additional Information -- More detailed data are available on the Import/Export Price Indexes home 
page at (http://www.bls.gov/mxp).  Flat Files and the FTP server are available for users requiring access 
to either a large volume of time series data or other related documentation. The FTP site can be accessed 
at ftp://ftp.bls.gov.   For technical assistance in using the BLS Internet site, send e-mail to 
(labstat.helpdesk@bls.gov).  For Import/Export Price Index data requests, send e-mail to 
(mxpinfo@bls.gov). 

Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request.  
Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.

Last Modified Date: July 11, 2013
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