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U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release



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

The U.S. Import Price Index edged up 0.1 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today, after a 1.6 percent increase in August. The September increase was led by higher nonfuel 
prices, which more than offset lower fuel prices. The price index for U.S. exports declined 0.3 percent in 
September following a 0.7 percent increase the previous month.

Imports

All Imports: Import prices ticked up 0.1 percent in September, led by a 0.6 percent increase in nonfuel 
prices. The price index for overall imports has only declined once since January, but despite the recent 
upward trend, import prices fell 12.0 percent for the year ended in September because of the sharp drop in 
the index at the end of 2008.   

Fuel Imports: Fuel prices decreased 1.8 percent in September following a 7.1 percent increase the 
previous month. The decline in fuel prices was partially driven by a 2.1 percent decline in crude prices; a 
16.5 percent drop in natural gas prices also contributed to the overall decrease. Fuel prices fell 34.4 
percent over the past year.  

All Imports Excluding Fuel: In contrast, nonfuel import prices rose 0.6 percent in September, the largest 
one-month gain since a similar 0.6 percent advance in July 2008. The September rise in the price index for 
nonfuel imports followed a 0.3 percent increase in August and higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies 
and materials, finished goods and food all contributed to the advance. Despite the recent increases, nonfuel 
prices fell 4.1 percent over the past 12 months, driven by a 5.2 percent drop in the index from September 
2008 to March 2009. 


Table A. Percent changes
Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Fuel
imports
Nonfuel
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2008

September

-3.6 -11.7 -0.5 -0.8 0.1 -0.9

October

-6.0 -20.8 -0.8 -2.1 -8.4 -1.4

November

-7.4 -27.8 -1.7 -3.2 -6.9 -2.8

December

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

2009

January

-1.3 -4.7 -0.7 0.7 5.9 0.3

February

0.0 2.7 -0.4 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2

March

0.5 7.8 -0.6 -0.7 -3.4 -0.4

April

1.1 7.5 0.1 0.5 3.7 0.2

May

1.7 9.8 0.2 0.4 3.6 0.3

June

2.7 16.0 0.2 1.0 4.2 0.6

July

-0.7 (r)-2.8 -0.2 -0.3 -4.9 (r)0.2

August

(r)1.6 (r)7.1 (r)0.3 0.7 0.2 (r)0.7

September

0.1 -1.8 0.6 -0.3 -2.8 0.0

Sept. 2007 to 2008

13.1 38.5 6.1 7.0 20.1 5.8

Sept. 2008 to 2009

-12.0 -34.4 -4.1 -5.6 -16.6 -4.4

Footnotes
(r) Revised


Exports

All Exports: Export prices fell 0.3 percent for the second time in three months in September after rising 
0.7 percent in August. The September downturn was led by falling agricultural prices. The price index for 
overall exports decreased 5.6 percent over the past year.      

Agricultural Exports: Prices for agricultural exports fell 2.8 percent in September and 16.6 percent over 
the past 12 months. Both declines were driven by falling prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Corn prices 
decreased 7.4 percent in September and 37.0 percent over the past year; prices for soybeans dropped 10.8 
percent for the month and 14.8 percent for the year ended in September; and the price index for wheat 
declined 12.1 percent in September and 38.5 percent over the past 12 months. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: Nonagricultural prices were unchanged in September following a 0.7 
percent increase in August. Finished goods prices rose overall, but those increases were offset by a fuel-
driven decline in nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials prices. The price index for 
nonagricultural exports fell 4.4 percent over the September 2008-2009 period. 



                                          SELECTED SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS



Import Prices

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Foods, feeds, and beverages prices rose 0.4 percent in September after 
rising 1.3 percent the previous month. The September advance was led by higher vegetable prices which 
more than offset a drop in coffee prices. The increase in vegetable prices followed declines in each of the 
four previous months. 

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices rose 2.8 
percent and were driven by higher prices for unfinished metals that included copper, iron and steel mill 
products, aluminum, precious metals, nickel, and zinc. Chemical prices also increased in September, led 
by rising fertilizer prices. 

Finished Goods: Prices for each of the major finished goods areas-capital goods, consumer goods, and 
automotive vehicles-ticked up 0.1 percent in September after recording mixed price movement the 
previous month. Capital goods prices excluding computers were unchanged for the second consecutive 
month, but rising computer prices in September led the overall price index for capital goods up for the 
month.  

Imports by Locality of Origin: Prices for imports from Canada and the European Union increased 0.1 
percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, in September despite lower fuel prices. Manufactured articles led the 
increase for both indexes, rising 1.5 percent for import prices from Canada and 0.5 percent for prices for 
imports from the European Union. In contrast, the price index for imports from China edged down 0.1 
percent for the second time in three months in September after increasing 0.2 percent in August. 

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares continued to trend downward in September, 
decreasing 1.1 percent. The decrease was led by lower Asian and Latin American/Caribbean fares. In 
contrast, air freight prices rose 0.7 percent.      


Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials 
prices fell 0.2 percent in September following a 2.1 percent increase the previous month. A drop in fuel 
prices in September more than compensated for rising metals prices. 

Finished Goods: Capital goods prices and prices for consumer goods each edged up 0.1 percent in 
September while the price index for automotive vehicles was unchanged. The increase in capital goods 
prices was led by higher computer prices and rising prices for medicinal, dental, and pharmaceutical 
materials drove the rise in the price index for consumer goods. The price index for computers, peripherals, 
and semiconductors rose on a year-over-year basis for the first time since November 1990.

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares fell 9.5 percent in September, led by sharp declines in 
European and Asian fares. The overall drop was a turnaround from August when export air passenger fares 
increased 9.1 percent. In contrast, the price index for export air freight advanced 0.8 percent.
		
Import and Export Price Index data for October 2009 are scheduled for release on Friday, November 
13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. (EST).



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

All commodities

100.000 121.1 121.2 -12.0 2.7 -0.7 1.6 0.1

All imports excluding petroleum

82.141 107.5 107.9 -5.4 0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.4

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

80.819 111.3 112.0 -4.1 0.2 -0.2 0.3 0.6

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

4.673 140.0 140.5 -5.0 0.4 -1.1 1.3 0.4

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.617 155.7 156.8 -5.0 0.3 -1.5 1.6 0.7

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.056 104.4 103.7 -4.9 0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.7

Industrial supplies & materials

1

32.871 182.3 182.6 -26.6 8.8 -1.7 4.6 0.2

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

15.012 132.6 134.6 -19.6 0.6 -0.8 1.1 1.5

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

13.690 148.0 152.2 -15.2 0.3 -0.3 1.4 2.8

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

8.678 140.8 145.9 -14.0 1.3 1.8 1.7 3.6

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

5.013 122.8 121.1 -25.9 -0.3 -4.1 0.5 -1.4

Fuels & lubricants

10

19.180 231.3 227.1 -34.4 16.0 -2.8 7.1 -1.8

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

17.858 253.6 250.8 -32.5 17.2 -2.5 7.7 -1.1

Crude

10000

12.892 258.5 253.1 -34.2 15.8 -2.2 6.9 -2.1

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

101

1.131 104.6 90.2 -52.8 3.6 -7.1 0.0 -13.8

Gas-natural

10110

0.928 89.3 74.6 -59.3 4.2 -8.4 -0.1 -16.5

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.666 98.6 99.7 -16.8 -1.5 -2.8 -0.4 1.1

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.423 133.4 135.4 -16.6 -1.2 -3.8 0.8 1.5

Selected building materials

13

1.667 119.5 119.4 -2.7 1.3 1.9 1.1 -0.1

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.569 190.2 205.0 -19.7 3.2 3.6 3.0 7.8

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.837 134.6 136.7 -14.5 -0.2 0.2 0.8 1.6

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.528 103.2 104.1 -6.6 -0.4 -0.2 0.4 0.9

Capital goods

2

23.450 91.9 92.0 -1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Electric generating equipment

20

3.024 110.3 110.4 -2.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

18.321 86.5 86.6 -1.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

22

2.105 123.3 123.2 4.2 0.3 0.6 0.2 -0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

13.913 108.4 108.5 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

25.093 103.9 104.0 -1.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.575 107.8 107.7 -0.5 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Durables, manufactured

41

12.318 100.4 100.4 -1.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.200 100.9 101.3 -5.0 0.1 0.1 -0.6 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 2. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: September 2008 to September 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Aug.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Aug.
2009
Sept.
2009
Annual Monthly
Sept.
2008
to
Sept.
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009

All commodities

100.000 118.2 117.9 -5.6 1.0 -0.3 0.7 -0.3

Agricultural commodities

8.788 161.7 157.1 -16.6 4.2 -4.9 0.2 -2.8

Nonagricultural commodities

91.213 115.1 115.1 -4.4 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.0

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

8.134 164.7 158.3 -16.9 4.5 -5.6 -0.2 -3.9

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

7.479 167.3 160.5 -17.9 4.9 -6.2 -0.2 -4.1

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.655 142.8 140.0 -3.8 0.1 1.1 -0.2 -2.0

Industrial supplies & materials

1

27.526 143.6 143.5 -15.3 2.0 0.1 2.2 -0.1

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

10.720 147.8 150.2 -10.1 0.6 0.8 1.9 1.6

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

16.807 141.8 140.2 -18.3 2.9 -0.4 2.4 -1.1

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.309 138.5 144.3 -8.3 0.6 3.0 2.7 4.2

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

26.218 144.1 143.8 -15.6 2.0 -0.1 2.1 -0.2

Fuels & lubricants

11

3.999 181.4 169.1 -36.7 9.4 -5.3 9.3 -6.8

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

21.193 141.1 142.5 -11.4 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0

Selected building materials

13

1.026 113.8 114.1 -1.1 0.4 -0.1 0.8 0.3

Capital goods

2

41.190 103.5 103.6 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.712 107.2 107.3 -2.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

28.539 94.8 95.1 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.3

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

22

8.938 137.4 137.1 4.9 0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

10.290 107.9 107.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.860 109.1 109.2 -0.1 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.720 109.1 109.4 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.3

Durables, manufactured

41

6.045 109.6 109.5 0.7 0.2 1.3 0.1 -0.1

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

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


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

Nonmanufactured articles

16.243 113.5 111.0 -34.5 12.9 -2.7 5.3 -2.2

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.695 131.2 132.8 -5.1 -1.0 -3.5 2.0 1.2

Crop production

111

1.214 138.1 139.8 -2.5 -0.9 -4.9 1.9 1.2

Mining

21

14.548 111.5 108.6 -37.0 15.0 -2.6 5.7 -2.6

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

212

0.434 125.7 125.5 -2.6 0.8 -3.0 0.0 -0.2

Manufactured articles

83.225 107.4 108.0 -5.4 0.9 -0.2 0.8 0.6

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.361 106.9 107.0 -2.3 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Food manufacturing

311

2.431 117.2 117.6 -9.1 1.4 -0.1 0.9 0.3

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.935 107.3 107.4 1.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.1

Textile mills

313

0.448 112.7 112.5 -1.1 0.3 0.6 0.3 -0.2

Textile product mills

314

0.799 99.4 99.4 -2.7 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0

Apparel manufacturing

315

4.187 101.9 101.9 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.562 107.2 107.2 1.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

18.013 115.7 116.5 -11.7 3.8 -1.7 2.8 0.7

Wood product manufacturing

321

1.014 95.1 94.9 -4.9 2.0 3.8 1.8 -0.2

Paper manufacturing

322

1.196 98.3 99.5 -12.9 -0.8 -3.2 -0.7 1.2

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.235 120.1 121.3 -26.8 19.8 -4.1 12.3 1.0

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.457 118.8 119.8 -7.8 -0.1 -1.6 0.3 0.8

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.845 112.1 112.1 -1.8 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

1.157 119.6 119.6 3.6 0.5 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

54.852 104.9 105.5 -3.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.6

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.104 127.8 135.9 -22.5 1.6 2.3 2.5 6.3

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.788 115.8 115.8 -4.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.907 112.1 112.4 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.3

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.114 88.9 89.0 -3.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.019 112.6 112.7 -1.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.108 105.8 105.9 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.569 109.0 109.7 -1.6 -0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.6

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.244 111.8 111.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 -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 4. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: September 2008 to September 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Aug.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Aug.
2009
Sept.
2009
Annual Monthly
Sept.
2008
to
Sept.
2009
May
2009
to
June
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

6.110 121.0 114.3 -22.4 4.4 -6.7 1.1 -5.5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.837 140.5 131.2 -22.1 5.0 -7.7 0.4 -6.6

Crop production

111

4.486 144.7 134.6 -23.2 5.3 -8.1 0.1 -7.0

Mining

21

1.273 77.9 76.7 -22.8 2.0 -2.3 3.9 -1.5

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

0.962 88.4 90.6 -8.5 1.4 -1.8 2.1 2.5

Manufactured articles

91.959 108.9 109.0 -3.6 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.569 120.4 121.4 -3.8 1.9 0.1 -0.2 0.8

Food manufacturing

311

4.415 135.0 136.4 -4.7 2.5 -0.1 -0.4 1.0

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.516 107.0 106.9 2.4 1.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.389 102.7 102.8 1.5 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

22.042 111.8 110.9 -12.8 2.3 -0.2 1.6 -0.8

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.455 106.3 107.0 -4.9 0.4 1.1 1.2 0.7

Paper manufacturing

322

1.861 109.3 109.7 -5.8 0.8 -1.0 -0.1 0.4

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

2.423 109.8 102.1 -43.2 15.4 -9.2 13.5 -7.0

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.306 113.9 113.7 -8.5 1.4 1.6 0.4 -0.2

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.164 108.1 107.9 -3.6 -0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.833 109.7 110.3 0.2 0.0 -3.0 0.0 0.5

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

63.349 106.7 107.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.204 121.5 125.0 -13.9 0.8 0.5 1.0 2.9

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.823 121.2 121.4 2.4 0.1 -0.2 0.2 0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

12.698 112.3 112.4 1.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.511 94.0 94.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.606 107.5 107.5 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

18.228 110.3 110.2 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.939 110.6 110.6 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.0

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

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


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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.136 130.4 131.3 -8.1 2.1 0.4 0.7 0.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.260 156.1 157.5 -9.2 2.8 1.8 1.7 0.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.557 99.7 98.6 -7.6 1.4 -0.6 0.5 -1.1

Vegetable products

II

1.415 156.6 158.4 -2.6 -1.3 -4.7 1.9 1.1

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.407 279.4 293.4 35.4 -7.4 -3.6 -1.1 5.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.412 98.6 98.1 -15.9 0.0 -7.3 2.5 -0.5

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.271 162.9 156.4 -8.3 5.2 -8.3 10.3 -4.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.290 135.8 136.4 -2.8 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.4

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

19

0.229 111.7 112.7 -0.4 2.8 1.4 0.1 0.9

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

20

0.279 125.5 125.7 -10.4 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.939 116.5 116.6 -0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1

Mineral products

V

19.297 233.0 228.8 -33.3 15.4 -2.9 6.9 -1.8

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

27

18.931 230.0 225.8 -34.4 15.7 -2.9 7.0 -1.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

7.690 130.4 131.2 -9.6 -0.7 -1.2 0.5 0.6

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.699 196.0 223.1 -24.3 -8.8 -9.6 -3.4 13.8

Organic chemicals

29

2.485 127.3 125.9 -6.4 1.5 0.4 1.8 -1.1

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.727 114.1 114.2 0.5 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.1

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

32

0.171 104.5 107.3 -2.0 0.1 0.6 0.0 2.7

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.425 120.5 121.1 -2.5 1.2 1.3 0.2 0.5

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.422 89.8 90.3 -10.1 -0.3 -0.8 0.2 0.6

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

2.889 126.4 127.2 -7.8 0.4 -2.9 0.3 0.6

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.878 123.8 124.1 -8.1 0.7 -4.4 0.2 0.2

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.011 131.4 133.3 -7.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 1.4

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

VIII

0.622 113.4 113.6 1.0 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 0.2

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

42

0.561 114.4 114.5 1.4 -0.2 -0.4 0.2 0.1

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

IX

1.041 115.9 115.7 -5.3 1.8 3.3 1.8 -0.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.379 104.1 104.6 -11.1 -0.7 -3.1 -0.7 0.5

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

48

0.942 101.5 101.2 -11.2 -1.1 -4.7 -1.2 -0.3

Printed matter

49

0.285 120.3 119.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 -0.5

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.262 102.9 102.8 -1.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.982 99.5 99.5 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

2.013 103.1 103.0 0.8 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.539 90.7 90.7 -5.5 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.274 107.7 107.6 1.2 0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.073 106.8 106.7 1.3 -0.1 -0.5 0.1 -0.1

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

XIII

1.030 124.5 124.6 4.9 0.7 -0.4 -0.2 0.1

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

68

0.382 117.4 117.5 1.5 0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.326 139.4 139.4 13.5 1.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.321 116.6 116.7 0.8 0.3 -0.9 -0.6 0.1

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

XIV

2.619 140.2 142.3 -0.1 3.0 -0.1 -0.1 1.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.582 155.7 162.2 -20.4 0.1 1.3 1.7 4.2

Iron and steel

72

1.220 184.4 193.0 -36.9 0.0 2.3 3.1 4.7

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.714 135.1 135.4 -18.7 -2.6 -1.9 -1.4 0.2

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.621 262.8 293.3 -3.8 4.9 4.5 7.1 11.6

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.745 115.0 123.3 -18.8 0.8 3.5 5.1 7.2

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

82

0.392 117.3 117.4 0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.469 128.8 128.8 -1.6 0.0 -0.2 -1.0 0.0

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

XVI

25.928 87.0 87.2 -1.7 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

13.097 88.4 88.5 -0.4 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1

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

85

12.831 85.7 85.8 -3.1 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.866 110.0 110.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.675 109.0 109.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

88

1.080 115.9 115.9 3.2 -0.2 0.1 0.3 0.0

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

XVIII

3.215 102.3 102.3 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.885 100.0 100.0 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.250 123.8 124.1 1.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.250 107.9 107.9 0.4 -0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

94

2.311 112.1 112.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.725 101.5 101.2 1.5 0.1 0.6 0.0 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.214 116.0 116.0 2.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

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


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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.507 156.7 154.5 -14.5 1.7 -1.3 -0.6 -1.4

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

02

0.787 126.6 124.2 -18.0 3.6 -3.1 -0.9 -1.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.384 141.0 137.0 -8.7 -1.5 0.9 -0.7 -2.8

Vegetable products

II

4.623 187.8 176.6 -21.3 5.6 -8.7 0.2 -6.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.596 106.0 107.4 -9.9 1.5 1.5 3.2 1.3

Cereals

10

1.815 183.7 168.3 -37.1 8.1 -17.4 0.2 -8.4

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

12

1.577 228.6 210.6 -12.5 8.0 -3.9 0.0 -7.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.485 139.1 139.3 1.8 2.2 -0.7 -0.6 0.1

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.364 117.6 118.0 -2.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.3

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

22

0.283 101.9 101.7 - 1.4 -0.1 0.2 -0.2

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.551 205.4 205.3 1.3 9.7 -3.5 -2.9 0.0

Mineral products

V

3.867 208.7 197.8 -38.9 9.4 -7.1 10.2 -5.2

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

27

3.349 203.1 189.8 -41.1 10.6 -7.9 11.2 -6.5

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

11.735 136.5 135.7 -7.2 0.8 0.6 0.0 -0.6

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.243 188.4 172.1 -18.0 -2.2 3.6 -1.2 -8.7

Organic chemicals

29

3.332 140.9 140.6 -15.3 1.6 0.7 1.1 -0.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.673 116.1 116.5 -0.9 0.9 -0.3 0.2 0.3

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

32

0.540 114.2 114.4 -0.9 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.2

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.740 126.1 126.5 2.9 1.3 -0.2 1.1 0.3

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

34

0.409 114.8 115.7 -5.9 0.5 0.4 -0.3 0.8

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.798 131.6 132.7 2.2 2.2 0.5 -0.3 0.8

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.349 133.8 134.9 -9.8 0.6 2.7 0.4 0.8

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.353 128.9 129.6 -9.6 1.1 2.8 0.2 0.5

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.996 154.5 157.9 -11.1 -1.5 2.2 1.4 2.2

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

VIII

0.312 93.3 98.1 -14.8 4.1 8.7 8.5 5.1

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

IX

0.564 102.5 102.8 -8.4 0.5 -1.5 1.5 0.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.368 107.4 107.7 -8.7 1.4 -0.4 0.5 0.3

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.529 96.9 99.2 -23.8 5.2 1.4 2.5 2.4

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

48

1.304 110.1 109.6 -3.7 0.3 -1.5 -0.3 -0.5

Printed material

49

0.535 117.1 117.5 0.1 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.3

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.969 102.8 103.4 -5.5 -0.9 1.3 -0.4 0.6

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.555 94.9 96.1 -13.0 -3.5 4.6 -0.6 1.3

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

XIII

0.822 113.6 113.6 1.1 0.1 -2.0 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.427 96.2 96.1 -2.8 -0.1 -3.9 0.0 -0.1

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

XIV

3.853 173.8 176.8 -0.6 2.6 1.6 -0.1 1.7

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.214 149.7 151.7 -13.9 -0.4 0.8 3.5 1.3

Iron and steel

72

1.329 167.9 172.7 -25.4 -1.4 3.8 7.8 2.9

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.466 160.0 157.6 -1.9 -0.1 -2.3 0.1 -1.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.507 186.8 195.8 -21.5 -2.3 0.9 7.6 4.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.745 108.6 113.2 -18.3 1.2 3.5 4.4 4.2

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

82

0.402 122.3 122.3 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.337 121.8 122.3 -6.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.4

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

XVI

31.254 95.6 95.8 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

17.970 105.3 105.7 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.4

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

13.284 85.0 85.1 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

15.796 120.5 120.3 2.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.042 107.5 107.5 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

6.302 108.6 108.8 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.564 107.1 108.0 -0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.8

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.761 116.1 118.2 0.6 -0.3 0.0 0.0 1.8

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.679 93.4 93.4 -1.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

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


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

Industrialized Countries(2)

42.434 119.8 119.8 -11.3 1.5 -0.2 0.6 0.0

Nonmanufactured articles

4.390 168.4 160.5 -42.5 10.9 -1.3 0.0 -4.7

Manufactured articles

37.621 115.6 116.1 -6.5 0.7 0.0 0.6 0.4

Other Countries(3)

57.566 120.0 119.9 -13.7 3.1 -0.9 2.0 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

12.442 231.5 228.1 -32.1 12.6 -3.2 6.0 -1.5

Manufactured articles

44.910 104.3 104.6 -6.0 0.8 -0.3 1.1 0.3

Canada

15.963 129.5 129.6 -19.1 2.7 -0.6 1.0 0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

3.979 161.5 153.1 -43.9 10.9 -1.3 0.2 -5.2

Manufactured articles

11.678 124.0 125.9 -9.2 0.6 -0.4 1.2 1.5

European Union(4)

17.447 124.9 125.5 -4.6 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.5

Nonmanufactured articles

0.222 229.0 225.8 -32.0 11.4 -0.4 0.0 -1.4

Manufactured articles

17.133 122.6 123.2 -3.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.954 122.0 122.3 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.3 0.2

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.735 109.8 110.3 -1.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.660 121.2 121.4 -9.3 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.2

Latin America(5)

17.808 148.2 148.7 -18.2 3.5 -1.6 2.7 0.3

Nonmanufactured articles

5.160 260.6 257.7 -26.0 9.9 -4.1 6.9 -1.1

Manufactured articles

12.547 125.4 126.7 -12.9 0.9 -0.6 1.0 1.0

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

10.785 133.2 133.7 -10.9 1.1 -1.6 1.6 0.4

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

1.947 136.7 136.2 - 6.3 -5.8 7.0 -0.4

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

8.788 95.7 96.2 - -0.4 -0.4 0.2 0.5

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

33.590 99.8 99.9 -2.5 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.1

China (Dec. 2003=100)

16.852 100.5 100.4 -3.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.1

Japan

7.488 97.1 97.2 2.4 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1

Asian NICs(7)

5.647 85.9 86.0 -7.7 0.9 -0.4 0.6 0.1

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.729 97.2 97.2 -4.2 0.9 -0.3 0.4 0.0

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

3.992 191.0 187.3 -28.6 9.1 -2.6 4.7 -1.9

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

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


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

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 133.5 134.5 -14.4 2.2 0.5 0.1 0.7

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

23.271 131.7 133.1 -21.1 2.3 3.3 1.1 1.1

Asia

66.940 115.0 115.8 -10.0 1.9 -0.8 -0.3 0.7

Export Air Freight

100.000 120.0 121.0 -16.1 -1.2 1.7 0.5 0.8

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

36.456 108.3 109.5 -21.7 -2.2 2.5 0.0 1.1

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 125.9 126.3 -16.7 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.3

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

25.110 123.4 124.6 -23.0 0.5 2.7 0.6 1.0

Asia

62.772 108.8 109.2 -11.8 0.8 -1.1 0.6 0.4

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 110.8 111.6 -24.1 -0.5 0.2 -1.3 0.7

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

40.067 128.0 128.7 -23.5 -3.4 0.0 0.3 0.5

Asia

41.480 101.8 102.4 -22.2 2.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.6

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 139.5 137.9 -14.5 13.0 -3.1 -2.2 -1.1

Europe

42.866 143.0 147.0 -13.1 28.6 -6.0 -5.3 2.8

Asia

29.029 130.0 124.4 -7.9 6.6 -0.4 -4.0 -4.3

Latin America/Caribbean

12.515 128.3 117.6 -12.3 0.9 7.8 4.5 -8.3

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 155.4 140.7 -18.2 3.2 3.0 9.1 -9.5

Europe

31.819 185.6 165.6 -21.8 15.7 6.7 -0.3 -10.8

Asia

35.775 137.9 122.2 -16.4 -10.0 2.9 22.7 -11.4

Latin America/Caribbean

20.317 155.5 148.8 -11.9 7.9 4.1 3.9 -4.3

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



                                         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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