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Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: April 2014 to April 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Mar.
2015(1)
Index Percent change
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
Annual Monthly
Apr.
2014
to
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2014
to
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015
to
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.382 191.7 189.9 -5.6 -1.5 0.2 -1.9 -0.9

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.321 239.6 237.4 -4.1 -2.2 2.1 -5.9 -0.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.718 135.8 133.7 -9.5 -0.8 1.2 -1.2 -1.5

Vegetable products

II

1.942 199.7 197.1 -6.2 -5.7 1.0 -1.6 -1.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.506 427.0 408.1 15.2 -20.4 1.8 8.9 -4.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.505 100.0 99.7 -21.6 3.9 0.3 -1.6 -0.3

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.378 245.0 243.6 2.3 1.7 -3.0 -4.6 -0.6

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

III

0.277 108.0 103.6 -10.5 1.3 -2.2 -0.1 -4.1

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.816 161.8 161.6 0.8 -0.1 0.4 -0.7 -0.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.188 91.7 91.1 3.9 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.7

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.245 108.5 108.6 0.2 2.1 0.4 -3.8 0.1

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

19

0.280 132.5 132.2 0.7 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2

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

20

0.342 162.2 161.1 -4.1 -1.0 -0.6 -1.5 -0.7

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.056 128.1 127.6 1.3 0.1 -0.3 0.5 -0.4

Mineral products

V

10.619 183.4 184.1 -46.3 -20.0 -1.9 1.2 0.4

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

27

10.356 180.1 181.3 -46.7 -20.4 -2.0 1.2 0.7

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.716 148.3 148.5 -2.8 -2.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.673 301.2 304.3 -5.4 -5.8 -3.8 -1.8 1.0

Organic chemicals

29

2.458 123.2 123.8 -9.5 -5.5 -1.0 0.0 0.5

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.497 136.3 136.2 2.5 0.7 0.4 0.1 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.395 114.0 111.0 -1.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 -2.6

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

32

0.207 100.0 100.1 -1.7 -0.9 0.1 -4.3 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.552 90.2 90.8 -3.2 -1.1 -0.6 0.0 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.449 143.6 142.4 -4.0 -0.7 -0.4 -0.5 -0.8

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.249 148.2 147.3 -1.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.200 136.9 135.5 -8.3 -2.0 -0.8 -0.6 -1.0

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

VIII

0.723 128.2 128.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

42

0.682 130.6 130.5 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

IX

0.755 141.4 139.8 -5.2 0.2 -1.1 -1.8 -1.1

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.717 97.2 96.0 - 0.2 -1.2 -1.8 -1.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.165 112.5 112.1 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4

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

48

0.775 106.4 106.2 -1.0 0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.505 114.8 114.6 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.201 104.3 104.2 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.975 120.4 120.3 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.642 106.9 106.7 -1.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.501 123.0 123.2 1.2 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.306 122.2 122.3 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

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

XIII

0.902 132.2 131.9 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.270 138.8 138.7 -1.7 -0.4 -0.2 0.3 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.313 128.4 128.1 -1.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.2

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

XIV

3.080 172.5 172.6 -6.1 0.4 1.4 -2.0 0.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.434 172.1 169.9 -6.0 -1.7 -1.7 -1.4 -1.3

Iron and steel

72

1.176 196.4 186.5 -15.9 -2.2 -4.6 -3.0 -5.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.704 150.5 149.7 -2.0 -0.7 -0.8 -0.5 -0.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.462 288.4 290.8 -10.1 -3.9 -4.8 0.8 0.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.763 135.6 136.0 -0.3 -2.7 0.7 -2.6 0.3

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

82

0.448 128.9 128.6 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.522 138.4 138.3 1.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1

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

XVI

29.877 83.0 82.7 -2.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.205 88.3 87.8 -1.6 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.6

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

85

14.672 77.9 77.7 -2.6 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.780 114.5 114.5 -1.4 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.455 113.2 113.2 -1.5 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

88

1.231 119.2 119.1 -0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.1

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

XVIII

3.916 104.1 103.6 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.5

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.590 100.9 100.5 -0.9 -0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.4

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.263 143.0 140.3 -2.6 -0.7 0.4 0.1 -1.9

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.054 113.4 113.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

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

94

2.445 118.2 117.9 0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.349 105.0 104.9 -0.8 -0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.259 134.8 134.8 -0.5 0.6 -0.6 -0.1 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 trade values.

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

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Last Modified Date: May 13, 2015
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