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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.390 201.3 197.9 5.3 0.4 0.0 -1.1 -1.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.326 262.8 253.1 13.6 -0.2 -2.9 -1.5 -3.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.719 139.4 137.1 -3.8 1.5 1.1 -1.7 -1.6

Vegetable products

II

1.761 204.5 215.2 6.3 0.5 4.3 -1.7 5.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.459 414.7 498.1 26.8 4.5 19.5 -7.1 20.1

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.418 99.6 97.8 -12.8 -2.1 -4.2 4.5 -1.8

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.377 257.3 261.2 15.6 0.3 3.7 -2.4 1.5

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

III

0.252 112.2 109.3 -5.1 -5.5 1.4 -0.3 -2.6

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.621 161.8 162.2 2.2 0.0 -0.5 -0.6 0.2

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.176 90.2 92.3 5.6 -1.2 -0.6 0.1 2.3

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.253 110.9 109.5 9.0 -0.1 1.5 -6.6 -1.3

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

19

0.259 133.6 133.6 2.2 0.3 0.5 -0.1 0.0

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

20

0.314 166.2 167.3 3.5 0.8 -2.0 0.7 0.7

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.993 127.9 127.7 1.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Mineral products

V

16.456 274.1 232.6 -28.6 -3.6 -6.9 -8.6 -15.1

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

27

16.204 271.2 229.5 -28.8 -3.6 -7.0 -8.8 -15.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.518 152.6 151.7 2.2 -0.2 0.5 -0.1 -0.6

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.700 340.4 338.6 9.3 1.7 6.1 2.5 -0.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.456 133.1 131.4 -3.8 -0.7 -0.9 -0.7 -1.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.504 133.9 133.5 6.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.347 115.1 116.8 10.9 2.3 7.6 -1.5 1.5

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

32

0.189 106.1 105.7 12.3 0.0 0.9 -0.1 -0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.484 93.1 93.2 -2.6 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.265 146.6 146.6 -1.3 -0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.117 150.6 150.3 1.9 -0.5 0.7 0.1 -0.2

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.148 141.2 141.8 -6.5 -0.8 -0.6 0.2 0.4

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

VIII

0.642 127.8 128.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2

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

42

0.598 130.2 130.4 2.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2

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

IX

0.675 145.1 145.2 -2.0 0.4 -1.0 -0.9 0.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.081 113.0 113.2 -1.0 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.2

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

48

0.714 106.8 106.9 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.202 99.6 100.6 0.6 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 1.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.970 115.2 115.0 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.943 104.1 104.0 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.809 120.5 120.5 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.572 107.7 107.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.395 122.7 122.8 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.203 122.0 122.1 1.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

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

XIII

0.809 133.3 132.8 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.4

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

68

0.268 126.7 127.2 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.4

Ceramic products

69

0.249 141.5 139.3 -1.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -1.6

Glass and glassware

70

0.292 129.5 129.5 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

XIV

2.614 172.3 172.9 -3.0 -1.2 -3.2 -2.2 0.3

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.559 182.1 181.0 0.5 0.2 -0.9 -0.5 -0.6

Iron and steel

72

1.309 219.5 216.5 -0.7 0.6 -0.6 -1.5 -1.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.772 155.8 155.4 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.439 315.7 312.2 -6.5 -1.7 -2.2 -1.5 -1.1

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.774 144.0 142.0 5.7 0.6 -1.7 1.1 -1.4

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

82

0.410 129.0 129.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.467 137.9 137.9 1.6 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.0

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

XVI

28.099 83.9 83.7 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.629 89.1 88.9 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

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

85

13.470 79.0 78.8 -1.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.525 115.3 115.2 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.464 114.0 113.8 -0.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

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

88

0.956 120.2 120.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

3.560 103.9 103.9 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.248 100.7 100.7 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.252 143.4 143.1 1.0 -0.2 -1.5 1.7 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.724 114.0 114.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

94

2.175 118.7 118.8 1.5 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.307 105.7 105.8 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.242 134.9 134.6 -3.0 -0.1 0.7 -0.7 -0.2

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: January 14, 2015
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