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

   The U.S. Import Price Index fell 0.7 percent in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. 
Department of Labor reported today.  Decreases for both petroleum prices and nonpetroleum prices 
contributed to the July drop for overall import prices, which followed four consecutive monthly 
increases.  Export prices also declined in July, falling 0.3 percent after advancing 1.0 percent 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

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 -3.4 -0.4

April

1.1 10.1 -0.2 0.5 3.7 0.2

May

(r)1.7 (r)11.1 0.1 0.5 (r)3.5 0.3

June

(r)2.6 (r)16.2 0.2 (r)1.0 (r)4.5 (r)0.7

July

-0.7 -2.8 -0.2 -0.3 -4.9 0.2

July 2007 to 2008

21.4 78.6 7.8 10.2 39.7 7.6

July 2008 to 2009

-19.3 -49.9 -7.3 -8.1 -22.3 -6.5

Footnotes
(r) Revised

  
  
Import Goods
   
   A downturn in petroleum prices, which fell 2.8 percent in July, was the primary factor for the 
turnaround in overall import prices.  Prices for import petroleum rose 66.6 percent over the previous five 
months, which led overall imports up 6.0 percent over that period.  Despite the jump between February 
and June, petroleum prices fell 49.9 percent over the past year.  Overall import prices posted the largest 
annual decline since the index was first published in 1982, falling 19.3 percent for the year ended in 
July.  In addition, nonpetroleum import prices declined 0.2 percent in July, resuming a downward trend 
over the past year after advancing the past two months.  Nonpetroleum prices fell 7.3 percent over the 
past 12 months, the largest annual decrease since the index was first published in 1985.        
    
   The July decline in nonpetroleum prices was led by a 0.9 percent decrease in the price index for 
nonpetroleum industrial supplies and materials which was driven by lower prices for chemicals and 
natural gas.  Nonpetroleum industrial supplies and materials prices declined 26.0 percent over the past 
12 months.  Consumer goods prices also decreased, falling 0.4 percent in July and 1.2 percent over the 
past year.  Lower prices for apparel, television and video receivers, and jewelry all contributed to the 
July decline.
   
   In contrast, the price indexes for capital goods and automotive vehicles increased in July, rising 
0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.  Capital goods prices fell 1.5 percent for the year ended in July, 
whereas automotive vehicle prices were unchanged over the past year.


Export Goods 

   Export prices fell 0.3 percent in July after increasing for three consecutive months.  The July 
decline was driven by a 4.9 percent decrease in agricultural prices, which also fell for the first time in 
four months.  Sharp drops in corn and wheat prices were the largest contributors to the decline.  The 
price index for agricultural exports decreased 22.3 percent over the past 12 months, the largest annual 
decline since the index was first published in 1985.  Nonagricultural prices advanced 0.2 percent in July, 
but decreased 6.5 percent for the July 2008-2009 period.  Overall export prices fell 8.1 percent over the 
past year, the largest annual decrease since the index was first published in 1983.
   
   Nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials prices increased for the fourth consecutive 
month, ticking up 0.1 percent in July.  Higher prices for plastics were mostly offset by lower fuel prices.  
Despite the recent increases, the price index for nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials 
decreased 21.0 percent over the past 12 months.
   
   Capital goods prices and consumer goods prices also rose in July, advancing 0.3 percent and 0.4 
percent, respectively.  Over the past 12 months, prices for capital goods rose 1.6 percent, while prices for 
consumer goods rose 0.2 percent.
   
   In contrast, prices for automotive vehicles decreased in July, falling 0.2 percent after decreasing 
0.1 percent the previous month.  The price index for automotive vehicles edged up 0.1 percent for the 
July 2008-2009 period.
   
  
Imports by Locality of Origin 
	
   The price indexes for imports from Mexico and from Canada each decreased in July, led by 
lower petroleum prices.  Import prices from Mexico fell 1.1 percent in July and 16.8 percent over the 
past year.  Similarly, prices for imports from Canada declined 1.0 percent for the month and 26.5 percent 
for the year ended in July.
   
   Import prices from China fell 0.2 percent in July after ticking up 0.1 percent in June.  Overall 
import prices from China decreased 3.3 percent for the July 2008-2009 period, the largest 12-month drop 
since the index was first published in December 2003.
   
   In contrast, prices for imports from the European Union and from Japan advanced 0.2 percent 
and 0.1 percent, respectively, in July.  The price index for imports from the European Union fell 7.2 
percent for the year ended in July, led in part by lower petroleum prices, while import prices from Japan 
rose 1.6 percent.


Import and Export Services

   Import air passenger fares decreased 3.1 percent in July after increasing 13.0 percent the previous 
month.  The decline was led by a 6.0 percent decrease in European fares.  Over the past year, import air 
passenger fares fell 20.1 percent, the largest 12-month drop since the index was first published in 1988.  
Export air passenger fares rose in July, advancing 0.7 percent because of higher European and Latin 
America/Caribbean fares.  Despite the July increase, export air passenger fares fell 24.3 percent, the 
largest 12-month drop since the index was first published in 1986.
	
   The price index for import air freight advanced 0.3 percent in July after a 2.0 percent increase the 
previous month.  The index fell 16.9 percent for the year ended in July.  Export air freight prices rose 1.4 
percent in July after decreasing for 10 consecutive months.  Overall, export air freight prices declined 
16.8 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 August 2009 are scheduled for release on September 11, 2009 at 
8:30 A.M. (EDT).  

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

All commodities

100.000 119.8 119.0 -19.3 1.1 1.7 2.6 -0.7

All imports excluding petroleum

82.947 107.4 107.2 -7.3 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.2

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

81.531 111.1 111.0 -5.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

4.717 139.8 138.7 -7.3 1.4 0.2 0.4 -0.8

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.650 155.4 153.7 -8.3 2.0 0.5 0.3 -1.1

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.067 104.4 104.7 -4.0 -0.7 -0.5 0.8 0.3

Industrial supplies & materials

1

32.168 176.5 173.2 -40.4 3.3 5.6 8.3 -1.9

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

15.114 132.1 130.9 -26.0 -2.0 0.7 0.6 -0.9

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

13.698 146.4 146.0 -19.7 -0.8 1.0 0.3 -0.3

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

8.465 135.9 138.4 -21.1 -0.7 0.2 1.3 1.8

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

5.233 127.6 122.0 -31.5 -3.6 1.2 -0.2 -4.4

Fuels & lubricants

10

18.469 220.3 213.6 -51.2 7.5 9.7 15.1 -3.0

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

17.052 239.5 232.8 -49.9 10.1 11.1 16.2 -2.8

Crude

10000

12.307 244.1 240.1 -51.1 10.0 13.1 14.3 -1.6

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

101

1.231 112.6 103.7 -63.3 -12.8 -3.4 3.6 -7.9

Gas-natural

10110

1.025 97.7 88.5 -68.8 -15.0 -4.1 4.3 -9.4

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.695 101.8 99.0 -16.7 -1.9 -1.2 -1.5 -2.8

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.615 137.7 132.3 -15.9 -1.0 2.9 -1.1 -3.9

Selected building materials

13

1.639 116.2 118.7 -2.1 -0.9 -0.6 1.5 2.2

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.376 178.0 184.4 -32.6 -0.3 0.9 3.1 3.6

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.832 132.8 132.9 -18.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.4 0.1

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.541 103.0 102.8 -7.1 -0.9 -0.9 -0.4 -0.2

Capital goods

2

23.688 91.8 92.0 -1.5 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Electric generating equipment

20

3.041 109.8 110.3 -2.1 -0.3 0.6 0.0 0.5

Nonelectrical machinery

21

18.533 86.5 86.6 -2.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

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

22

2.114 122.5 123.2 4.4 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

14.009 108.0 108.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

25.419 104.2 103.8 -1.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.4

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.740 108.1 107.7 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.4

Durables, manufactured

41

12.462 100.4 100.1 -1.6 0.2 0.3 0.1 -0.3

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.218 101.4 101.5 -4.9 1.5 -1.4 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 2. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: July 2008 to July 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
June
2009(1)
Index Percent change
June
2009
July
2009
Annual Monthly
July
2008
to
July
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009

All commodities

100.000 117.9 117.6 -8.1 0.5 0.5 1.0 -0.3

Agricultural commodities

9.262 170.0 161.7 -22.3 3.7 3.5 4.5 -4.9

Nonagricultural commodities

90.737 114.2 114.4 -6.5 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

8.677 175.2 165.7 -21.7 3.9 2.8 4.7 -5.4

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

8.019 178.9 168.0 -23.3 4.2 3.2 5.0 -6.1

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.658 143.0 147.0 0.0 0.6 -2.6 1.1 2.8

Industrial supplies & materials

1

27.022 140.6 140.9 -20.8 0.3 0.6 2.1 0.2

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

10.487 144.2 145.0 -17.3 -0.8 0.6 0.8 0.6

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

16.534 139.1 139.1 -22.8 1.0 0.5 3.0 0.0

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.243 131.2 135.0 -17.1 0.6 5.3 0.8 2.9

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

25.779 141.3 141.4 -21.0 0.2 0.4 2.2 0.1

Fuels & lubricants

11

3.860 174.6 167.0 -46.5 6.8 2.1 9.0 -4.4

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

20.898 138.8 140.1 -15.1 -0.8 0.1 1.1 0.9

Selected building materials

13

1.021 113.0 112.2 -2.0 -0.4 -1.0 0.5 -0.7

Capital goods

2

41.168 103.2 103.5 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.711 106.9 106.6 -2.5 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.3

Nonelectrical machinery

21

28.495 94.5 94.9 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.4

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

22

8.962 137.4 137.6 5.4 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

10.331 108.0 107.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.801 108.3 108.7 0.2 -0.9 0.5 0.3 0.4

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.700 108.4 108.4 -1.3 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

5.976 108.1 109.4 3.2 -2.1 0.3 0.2 1.2

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

Nonmanufactured articles

15.863 109.7 107.3 -49.8 7.0 8.6 11.9 -2.2

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.739 133.2 129.7 -8.1 6.9 -2.0 -1.0 -2.6

Crop production

111

1.265 142.3 136.7 -5.1 8.3 -2.6 -1.0 -3.9

Mining

21

14.124 107.1 104.9 -52.6 7.0 10.3 13.7 -2.1

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

212

0.452 129.6 125.4 1.1 -0.3 -0.5 0.8 -3.2

Manufactured articles

83.618 106.8 106.4 -8.2 0.2 0.6 0.9 -0.4

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.453 106.7 106.5 -3.3 -0.7 0.1 0.3 -0.2

Food manufacturing

311

2.433 116.0 116.0 -11.9 -1.6 0.7 1.2 0.0

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.943 107.1 107.4 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Textile mills

313

0.449 111.7 112.3 -1.3 -1.6 0.1 0.3 0.5

Textile product mills

314

0.803 98.8 99.0 -2.7 -1.9 0.0 0.0 0.2

Apparel manufacturing

315

4.242 102.2 101.8 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.4

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.583 107.5 106.9 0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.6

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

18.040 114.6 111.8 -18.5 1.3 1.9 3.9 -2.4

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.971 90.1 93.9 -4.2 -0.9 -0.9 2.0 4.2

Paper manufacturing

322

1.258 102.3 99.0 -12.3 -1.6 -0.6 -0.8 -3.2

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

3.989 111.9 103.9 -47.0 9.2 7.2 20.1 -7.1

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.666 120.4 118.3 -6.9 -0.2 1.5 0.0 -1.7

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.869 112.3 111.8 -1.2 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

1.177 120.3 119.7 3.0 -0.1 0.4 0.6 -0.5

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

55.125 104.3 104.6 -5.3 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

3.943 121.5 124.3 -33.5 -0.7 0.3 1.3 2.3

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.829 116.2 115.8 -4.9 -0.5 0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.938 111.4 112.0 0.6 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.5

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.287 88.9 88.9 -4.0 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.055 112.4 112.5 -1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.199 105.3 105.6 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.591 109.3 109.3 -1.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.283 111.4 111.2 -0.2 0.5 0.5 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 4. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: July 2008 to July 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
June
2009(1)
Index Percent change
June
2009
July
2009
Annual Monthly
July
2008
to
July
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

6.480 128.0 119.4 -30.3 6.1 3.5 4.1 -6.7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

5.243 151.9 140.1 -29.0 7.2 4.4 5.1 -7.8

Crop production

111

4.897 157.5 144.7 -30.0 8.0 4.9 5.4 -8.1

Mining

21

1.237 75.5 73.9 -34.1 1.6 -0.1 0.3 -2.1

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

0.963 88.2 86.5 -13.7 2.0 -1.7 1.4 -1.9

Manufactured articles

91.798 108.4 108.7 -5.0 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.604 120.7 121.0 -4.8 -0.4 1.4 2.0 0.2

Food manufacturing

311

4.462 136.0 136.1 -5.9 -0.1 2.2 2.6 0.1

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.518 107.0 107.0 0.4 0.0 0.3 1.2 0.0

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.388 102.1 102.4 1.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

21.838 110.4 110.6 -15.8 0.8 0.3 2.5 0.2

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.446 103.9 104.0 -6.9 -1.0 -2.5 0.5 0.1

Paper manufacturing

322

1.887 110.5 109.6 -5.6 -0.4 -1.7 0.8 -0.8

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

2.357 106.5 97.4 -54.7 11.9 2.1 15.4 -8.5

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.117 112.1 114.3 -8.6 -0.5 0.5 1.6 2.0

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.168 108.0 108.1 -2.1 0.5 0.0 -0.6 0.1

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.862 113.1 109.7 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 -3.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

63.356 106.4 106.7 -0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.175 120.3 120.7 -22.1 -1.5 -0.8 1.3 0.3

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.830 121.2 121.0 2.6 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

12.700 112.0 112.7 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.6

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.524 93.8 94.0 -1.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.591 106.7 106.9 -0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

18.285 110.3 110.3 3.1 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.909 109.6 110.4 2.5 -2.0 0.4 0.2 0.7

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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.135 129.0 129.8 -9.3 -0.2 0.2 2.1 0.6

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.254 150.9 154.2 -10.3 0.0 1.7 2.9 2.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.563 99.8 99.5 -6.7 -1.2 -0.9 1.4 -0.3

Vegetable products

II

1.470 161.1 155.3 -4.3 8.3 -1.7 -1.4 -3.6

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.431 293.1 289.6 35.3 23.9 -5.9 -7.4 -1.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.438 103.8 97.5 -10.0 -2.8 2.7 0.0 -6.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.271 161.1 147.7 -15.0 5.5 4.3 5.2 -8.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.289 134.3 135.0 -5.2 -0.2 0.1 0.4 0.5

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

19

0.245 109.0 110.0 -3.2 -0.6 0.8 2.3 0.9

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

20

0.280 124.9 125.0 -11.5 -2.8 0.1 0.5 0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.946 116.1 116.5 -2.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3

Mineral products

V

18.639 222.8 215.6 -50.1 7.2 9.4 14.6 -3.2

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

27

18.252 219.6 212.5 -51.2 7.4 9.6 14.9 -3.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

7.824 131.3 129.8 -7.8 -0.4 2.2 -0.7 -1.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.802 222.5 201.2 -23.1 2.8 25.4 -9.6 -9.6

Organic chemicals

29

2.457 124.6 125.5 -6.0 0.9 0.2 1.5 0.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.735 113.3 113.9 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.5

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

32

0.172 103.9 104.5 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.6

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.423 118.8 120.3 -4.1 -1.2 0.1 1.2 1.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.429 90.3 89.6 -11.7 -1.7 -0.4 -0.3 -0.8

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

2.995 129.7 126.0 -7.8 0.9 1.2 0.4 -2.9

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.979 129.2 123.6 -7.3 1.9 1.8 0.7 -4.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.016 130.8 130.7 -8.5 -1.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

VIII

0.630 113.7 113.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.6

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

42

0.586 114.7 114.0 0.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.6

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

IX

1.001 110.4 114.2 -4.8 -0.7 -0.8 1.9 3.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.446 108.1 104.7 -10.0 -1.1 -0.5 -0.7 -3.1

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

48

1.012 107.8 102.7 -8.5 -1.3 -0.7 -1.1 -4.7

Printed matter

49

0.286 119.7 120.1 1.6 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.3

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.299 102.6 102.6 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.000 99.4 99.5 -1.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

2.042 103.5 102.9 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.6

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.543 90.3 90.7 -4.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.4

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.291 108.0 107.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.5

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.088 107.2 106.5 1.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.7

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

XIII

1.049 125.5 125.0 4.3 0.1 0.3 0.8 -0.4

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

68

0.387 117.4 117.2 1.2 -0.9 -0.7 0.2 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.333 140.7 140.8 12.0 0.5 1.5 2.2 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.330 118.4 117.3 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.3 -0.9

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

XIV

2.654 140.7 140.2 -10.8 0.8 0.7 3.1 -0.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.477 151.3 153.5 -26.4 -0.6 0.5 0.3 1.5

Iron and steel

72

1.162 174.0 177.7 -43.5 -4.2 -4.9 -0.3 2.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.801 140.5 138.7 -16.2 -1.1 -1.2 -1.9 -1.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.561 234.8 245.1 -23.5 9.2 12.7 4.9 4.4

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.692 105.7 109.4 -30.1 0.0 4.2 0.8 3.5

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

82

0.397 117.7 117.7 1.6 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.479 130.0 129.7 -0.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.2

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

XVI

26.115 86.8 87.0 -2.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

13.155 87.9 88.3 -1.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.5

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

85

12.960 85.7 85.6 -3.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.950 109.6 109.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.758 108.6 108.8 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

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

88

1.088 115.5 115.6 3.1 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1

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

XVIII

3.238 102.0 102.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.907 99.8 99.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.251 123.4 123.8 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.274 107.4 107.4 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0

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

94

2.340 112.4 112.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.718 100.0 100.1 0.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.216 116.0 116.3 3.1 3.6 0.1 0.3 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: July 2008 to July 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
June
2009(1)
Index Percent change
June
2009
July
2009
Annual Monthly
July
2008
to
July
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.552 161.0 159.8 -10.2 0.4 0.8 2.4 -0.7

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

02

0.823 132.2 127.9 -14.0 0.2 3.1 4.2 -3.3

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.395 144.6 147.4 -1.7 1.5 -2.2 0.0 1.9

Vegetable products

II

5.075 205.7 187.9 -28.3 6.9 4.2 5.8 -8.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.577 102.4 104.0 -14.2 1.2 -1.5 2.7 1.6

Cereals

10

2.199 222.1 183.4 -43.2 8.6 1.3 8.1 -17.4

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

12

1.646 238.1 228.7 -24.1 9.3 9.9 8.0 -3.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.520 140.8 139.5 0.6 0.7 1.3 2.1 -0.9

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.367 118.2 117.5 -2.5 -0.8 -0.1 -0.3 -0.6

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

22

0.284 101.8 101.9 - -0.6 0.6 1.4 0.1

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.587 218.4 210.7 -2.9 4.2 6.1 9.3 -3.5

Mineral products

V

3.764 202.7 187.0 -50.6 7.3 2.7 8.8 -7.7

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

27

3.254 196.9 180.2 -52.9 8.3 3.1 9.8 -8.5

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

11.742 136.3 137.2 -7.7 -0.4 0.1 1.2 0.7

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.216 184.0 191.0 -5.7 -2.9 -2.7 -2.2 3.8

Organic chemicals

29

3.330 140.6 142.4 -17.6 0.1 1.5 3.2 1.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.679 116.1 115.5 -3.2 0.1 0.6 0.8 -0.5

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

32

0.540 114.0 114.2 0.4 -1.8 0.4 1.5 0.2

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.737 125.2 124.9 2.4 0.2 1.4 1.4 -0.2

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

34

0.409 114.7 115.2 -4.0 -1.6 0.4 0.5 0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.808 132.1 132.0 2.2 0.2 -0.9 2.6 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.197 129.7 133.7 -8.8 -1.0 -0.1 0.6 3.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.234 125.2 129.2 -8.2 -0.1 0.1 1.1 3.2

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.963 148.9 152.7 -11.3 -4.8 -0.3 -1.6 2.6

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

VIII

0.266 79.2 86.4 -26.0 -4.0 -1.9 4.2 9.1

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

IX

0.565 102.4 99.6 -11.4 -0.8 -1.6 0.5 -2.7

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.371 107.3 107.1 -9.4 0.0 -0.5 1.4 -0.2

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.510 93.2 94.5 -27.8 1.1 -1.1 5.2 1.4

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

48

1.330 112.1 110.7 -2.2 -0.4 -0.6 0.3 -1.2

Printed material

49

0.532 116.1 117.3 -1.8 0.0 0.4 1.0 1.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.956 101.9 103.3 -6.0 -0.1 1.7 -0.9 1.4

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.536 91.3 95.5 -16.2 3.7 6.2 -3.5 4.6

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

XIII

0.840 115.9 113.6 1.8 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -2.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.445 100.1 96.2 -2.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -3.9

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

XIV

3.785 170.4 173.0 -6.9 -3.5 -1.0 2.2 1.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.030 144.1 145.1 -20.8 -0.6 1.8 0.0 0.7

Iron and steel

72

1.187 149.7 154.9 -38.2 -5.5 -2.6 -1.5 3.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.502 163.5 159.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -2.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.492 181.2 181.6 -30.8 16.6 25.4 2.9 0.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.691 100.5 104.1 -31.2 -1.7 5.5 1.2 3.6

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

82

0.401 121.9 122.6 2.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.6

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.339 122.0 122.0 -6.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XVI

31.245 95.4 95.7 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.3

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

17.974 105.1 105.4 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

13.271 84.8 85.1 -0.5 0.7 -0.1 0.1 0.4

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

15.836 120.5 120.5 3.2 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.075 107.7 107.5 0.6 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2

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

XVIII

6.261 107.7 108.1 0.9 -0.2 0.7 0.3 0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.564 106.9 107.1 -1.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.762 116.1 116.1 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.680 93.3 93.4 -1.2 -0.2 0.1 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 7. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes by locality of origin: July 2008 to July 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Percent
of
U.S.
imports(1)
Index Percent change
June
2009
July
2009
Annual Monthly
July
2008
to
July
2009
Mar.
2009
to
Apr.
2009
Apr.
2009
to
May
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009

Industrialized Countries(2)

42.434 119.4 118.9 -16.1 -0.5 0.6 1.5 -0.4

Nonmanufactured articles

4.390 170.3 166.1 -53.8 1.9 5.0 10.5 -2.5

Manufactured articles

37.621 115.0 114.8 -8.7 -0.7 0.1 0.7 -0.2

Other Countries(3)

57.566 117.7 116.6 -22.2 1.8 2.2 2.5 -0.9

Nonmanufactured articles

12.442 219.3 214.3 -48.7 9.1 10.1 9.5 -2.3

Manufactured articles

44.910 103.2 102.6 -8.9 0.2 0.5 0.8 -0.6

Canada

15.963 129.0 127.7 -26.5 -0.7 1.8 2.6 -1.0

Nonmanufactured articles

3.979 163.3 159.0 -55.4 0.5 4.9 10.9 -2.6

Manufactured articles

11.678 123.2 122.3 -11.6 -1.1 0.8 0.7 -0.7

European Union(4)

17.447 124.4 124.7 -7.2 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.2

Nonmanufactured articles

0.222 234.9 230.1 -46.3 6.3 5.7 11.0 -2.0

Manufactured articles

17.133 122.0 122.4 -6.1 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.3

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.954 120.6 121.3 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.7 0.6

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.735 108.6 109.3 -3.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.6

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.660 120.6 120.8 -16.3 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.2

Latin America(5)

17.808 145.7 143.9 -28.1 3.3 3.6 3.0 -1.2

Nonmanufactured articles

5.160 249.6 242.8 -43.6 11.1 10.4 7.7 -2.7

Manufactured articles

12.547 124.8 124.0 -16.6 0.5 1.0 1.1 -0.6

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

10.785 133.1 131.7 -16.8 2.7 3.1 1.1 -1.1

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

1.947 134.4 129.9 - 15.0 11.9 6.2 -3.3

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

8.788 96.1 95.7 - 0.4 0.8 -0.4 -0.4

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

33.590 99.5 99.5 -3.9 -0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0

China (Dec. 2003=100)

16.852 100.4 100.2 -3.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Japan

7.488 96.9 97.0 1.6 -0.1 0.0 0.7 0.1

Asian NICs(7)

5.647 85.7 85.9 -6.9 -0.6 0.0 0.9 0.2

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.729 97.1 96.3 -7.1 0.2 0.2 1.5 -0.8

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

3.992 187.9 186.2 -41.1 6.2 6.3 9.6 -0.9

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

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 134.8 135.2 -16.9 -1.4 0.8 2.0 0.3

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

22.099 126.3 130.6 -27.4 -2.3 1.3 2.4 3.4

Asia

68.464 118.8 117.5 -10.8 -1.4 0.1 1.7 -1.1

Export Air Freight

100.000 117.4 119.1 -16.8 -1.3 -3.0 -1.2 1.4

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

36.373 105.7 108.3 -22.0 -1.6 -4.6 -2.2 2.5

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 126.3 126.3 -18.6 -1.6 0.0 0.6 0.0

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

24.280 119.6 122.8 -27.6 -2.8 0.8 0.6 2.7

Asia

63.781 110.9 109.5 -12.6 -1.6 -0.5 0.7 -1.3

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 113.1 114.4 -23.3 -3.6 -1.1 -0.9 1.1

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

38.695 126.1 128.0 -24.5 -5.4 -1.5 -4.5 1.5

Asia

42.397 106.2 106.3 -20.9 -1.3 0.0 2.4 0.1

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 147.3 142.7 -20.1 -1.3 -2.1 13.0 -3.1

Europe

45.588 160.6 151.0 -21.1 -1.3 -6.0 28.6 -6.0

Asia

28.735 135.9 135.4 -12.9 -0.2 3.8 6.6 -0.4

Latin America/Caribbean

10.519 113.9 122.8 -21.2 2.0 -6.4 0.9 7.8

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 137.0 137.9 -24.3 -3.9 -2.3 2.9 0.7

Europe

34.061 177.3 185.8 -22.2 0.3 -1.5 16.8 4.8

Asia

32.434 111.6 109.0 -24.0 -8.3 3.1 -7.9 -2.3

Latin America/Caribbean

21.030 143.7 152.1 -13.8 1.6 -12.4 7.9 5.8

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 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 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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