Import/Export Price Indexes (MXP) Survey Respondents

Submitting Your Data to the IPP

Thank you for participating in the International Price Program (IPP). You will provide data online using the BLS Internet Data Collection Facility (IDCF). This handout is intended to assist you in providing your data over the internet. Be sure to log on after you receive the price request emails and verify your data, even if the price has not changed.

Important Points to Know Before Submitting Prices to IPP

Getting Started

You will receive an email from notifying you that it is time to submit prices each month in which you agreed to submit prices to the IPP. The email includes a link to the secure BLS website for internet data collection:

  1. On the IDCF Logon page, enter your account number or email address and password and click the I Accept button.

  2. On the Welcome to IDCF page, verify your contact information, select International Price Program from the Select a Survey Box, and click the Continue button to proceed to the survey.

  3. Continue Button

  4. On the Welcome to the International Price Program screen, click the Continue button to get started.

Step 1: Verify Contact Information

On this screen, we ask you to again verify your contact information. Please update the information if it has changed. You may also add or update Alternate Contact Information to designate that another person in your company receives a copy of the emails from the IPP.

Step 2: Submit Item Prices

On this screen, you will see a list of the items for which you currently submit prices to the IPP. Here we ask you to update item information and submit current prices for each item that is still offered. The sections of the Submit Item Prices screen are described below.

Submit Item Prices Screen

Price Information

Item Information

More Item Price Factors Screen


The last column on the Submit Item Prices screen lets you enter comments about each item or access messages from the IPP Industry Analyst.

Comments Screen

Step 3: Verify Item Information

You will see your items summarized into two groups: Incomplete Items and Completed Items.

Thank you for using our secure website to submit data. Your continued participation allows us to produce high quality economic indicators for the nation.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to:

Important Points to Know About Your Account

Last Modified Date: April 9, 2013

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