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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: September 2013 to September 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Aug.
2014(1)
Index Percent change
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Annual Monthly
Sept.
2013
to
Sept.
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014
June
2014
to
July
2014
July
2014
to
Aug.
2014
Aug.
2014
to
Sept.
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

1.336 201.6 203.5 8.8 -1.7 1.7 1.2 0.9

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.326 273.8 276.7 25.1 2.2 5.5 3.2 1.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.679 137.2 139.9 -1.8 -3.6 -1.1 -1.1 2.0

Vegetable products

II

1.641 198.5 199.4 -1.3 -6.8 1.2 -0.2 0.5

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.380 357.6 373.6 -0.4 -13.3 3.2 -2.1 4.5

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.408 101.2 99.3 -12.8 -8.5 -3.2 3.4 -1.9

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.356 253.3 254.2 12.9 -5.1 3.8 1.4 0.4

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

III

0.253 117.3 109.9 -4.9 0.3 0.4 0.9 -6.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.542 163.6 163.3 2.9 0.9 0.6 0.6 -0.2

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.172 92.0 91.1 1.6 3.5 -2.1 1.8 -1.0

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.256 116.8 114.8 14.3 6.5 0.1 2.3 -1.7

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

19

0.245 131.7 131.6 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 -0.1

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

20

0.305 168.2 168.6 2.2 0.7 -0.6 -0.2 0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.955 128.2 128.1 2.9 -0.1 1.7 0.2 -0.1

Mineral products

V

19.414 337.0 329.9 -5.7 1.6 -1.5 -3.1 -2.1

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

27

19.153 334.1 327.0 -5.7 1.7 -1.5 -3.2 -2.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.167 152.5 152.1 2.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.607 307.8 312.9 0.3 -1.2 -5.0 -0.5 1.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.410 136.1 135.2 0.0 -0.3 1.0 -0.2 -0.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.372 134.3 134.1 6.8 0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.313 108.1 110.9 3.4 -2.4 1.2 -1.4 2.6

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

32

0.180 105.3 105.3 11.1 -0.2 1.4 2.6 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.464 93.2 93.2 -5.8 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.135 146.7 146.5 -2.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.022 149.9 150.3 1.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.113 142.6 141.3 -7.7 0.2 -2.0 -0.6 -0.9

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

VIII

0.615 127.7 127.6 1.7 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

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

42

0.579 130.1 130.0 2.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

IX

0.658 147.3 147.9 0.8 0.1 0.9 -0.3 0.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.043 113.7 113.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.4

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

48

0.687 107.2 106.9 -0.8 0.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.194 99.8 99.8 - 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.742 114.5 114.8 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.843 102.9 103.6 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.7

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.732 120.2 120.3 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.550 107.9 107.6 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.333 122.2 122.1 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.151 121.7 121.6 1.3 0.0 0.1 0.2 -0.1

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

XIII

0.775 133.1 133.2 0.4 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.1

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

68

0.255 125.9 126.2 0.0 0.9 -0.6 0.2 0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.239 141.8 141.6 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.281 129.6 129.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

XIV

2.682 184.2 181.9 -0.8 -1.3 3.1 -0.9 -1.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.401 184.4 184.6 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1

Iron and steel

72

1.274 222.7 223.9 4.8 -0.2 0.5 -0.4 0.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.692 155.0 154.9 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.3 -0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.445 333.6 327.7 -1.3 -0.5 -0.7 2.7 -1.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.742 143.9 144.8 6.7 2.2 0.6 1.6 0.6

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

82

0.393 129.1 129.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.450 138.4 138.6 2.4 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.1

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

XVI

27.130 84.5 84.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.098 89.5 89.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

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

85

13.032 79.6 79.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.030 115.4 115.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.013 114.1 114.0 -0.6 0.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.1

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

88

0.917 120.1 120.2 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

XVIII

3.447 104.9 104.6 0.5 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.148 101.7 101.4 0.4 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.3

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.241 143.4 143.1 1.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.574 114.0 114.1 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

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

94

2.085 118.5 118.6 1.5 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.257 106.0 106.1 0.9 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.232 135.0 134.8 -2.7 0.2 -0.3 0.0 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 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: October 10, 2014
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