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                        U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - JANUARY 2014

U.S. import prices rose for the second consecutive month in January advancing 0.1 percent, after a 0.2 
percent increase in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In January, higher nonfuel 
prices more than offset declining fuel prices. U.S. export prices also rose in January, increasing 0.2 percent 
following a 0.4 percent advance in December. 


Imports 

All Imports: Import prices ticked up 0.1 percent in January following a 0.2 percent rise the previous month. 
The January advance was led by higher nonfuel prices, while the increase in December was driven by rising 
fuel prices. Despite the recent advances, prices for overall imports declined 1.5 percent for the year ended in 
January. Import prices have not recorded a year-over-year increase since a 0.9 percent rise between July 
2012 and July 2013.

Fuel Imports: Fuel prices fell for the third time in the past 4 months in January, declining 0.6 percent, after 
a 1.3 percent advance in December. The January drop was led by a 1.2 percent decrease in petroleum prices, 
which more than offset a 14.1 percent increase in natural gas prices. Natural gas prices rose 67.3 percent 
over the past 4 months. Fuel prices also fell over the past year, declining 3.1 percent. The 12-month drop in 
fuel prices was driven by a 4.0 percent decrease in petroleum prices, while natural gas prices increased 26.7 
percent over the same period.   

All Imports Excluding Fuel: The price index for nonfuel imports advanced 0.3 percent in January, after 
recording little movement the previous 4 months. The increase was the largest monthly rise in nonfuel 
import prices since a 0.4 percent increase in March 2012. In January, higher prices for consumer goods; 
capital goods; foods, feeds, and beverages; and nonfuel industrial supplies and materials contributed to the 
overall advance in nonfuel import prices. In contrast, automotive vehicle prices decreased in January. 
Despite the January increase, nonfuel import prices fell 1.1 percent over the past 12 months. 


Table A. Percent change in import and export price indexes, selected categories

Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Fuel
imports
Nonfuel
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2013

January

0.5 1.9 0.2 0.4 -1.2 0.5

February

0.9 3.6 0.1 0.7 2.0 0.6

March

-0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -1.8 -0.3

April

-0.7 -2.4 -0.2 -0.6 -2.1 -0.5

May

-0.6 -1.7 -0.4 -0.5 1.1 -0.7

June

-0.4 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 0.8 -0.2

July

0.1 1.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2

August

0.4 2.6 -0.2 -0.5 -4.2 0.0

September

0.3 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3

October

-0.6 -3.3 0.1 -0.6 -1.3 -0.5

November

-0.9 -4.3 0.0 (r)0.2 (r)-0.3 0.1

December

(r)0.2 (r)1.3 -0.1 0.4 0.4 (r)0.5

2014

January

0.1 -0.6 0.3 0.2 -0.5 0.2

Jan. 2012 to 2013

-1.5 -6.0 0.0 1.2 10.7 0.0

Jan. 2013 to 2014

-1.5 -3.1 -1.1 -1.2 -5.7 -0.5

Footnotes
(r) Revised


Exports

All Exports: Export prices advanced for the third consecutive month in January, increasing 0.2 percent, 
after rising 0.4 percent in December and 0.2 percent in November. January marked the first time since 
October 2012 that export prices recorded 3 consecutive monthly advances. Despite the recent increase, 
overall export prices declined 1.2 percent for the year ended in January. 

Agricultural Exports: The price index for agricultural exports fell 0.5 percent in January following a 0.4 
percent increase the previous month. The January drop was driven by lower prices for wheat, soybeans, and 
meat, which decreased 6.5 percent, 1.9 percent, and 2.2 percent, respectively. Agricultural prices declined 
5.7 percent for the year ended in January, after rising 10.7 percent between January 2012 and January 2013. 
The year-over-year decline in January 2014 was led by lower prices for corn, soybeans, and wheat. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: Nonagricultural prices rose 0.2 percent in January following a 0.5 
percent increase in December. In January, higher prices for nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials, 
capital goods, and automotive vehicles contributed to the overall increase in nonagricultural export prices. 
The price index for nonagricultural exports fell 0.5 percent over the past year, driven by declining prices for 
nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials and consumer goods. 



                                     SELECTED JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Imports by Locality of Origin: The price index for imports from China edged down 0.1 percent in 
January, after ticking up 0.1 percent in each of the previous 2 months. The January decline was led by a 0.2 
percent decrease in computer and electronic products prices. Import prices from China also fell over the past 
year, declining 0.7 percent. Prices for imports from Japan decreased 0.2 percent in January, after falling 0.3 
percent in December. Import prices from Japan have not recorded a monthly advance since a 0.1 percent 
rise in October 2012, and declined 3.6 percent for the year ended in January -- the largest 12-month drop 
since a 3.8 percent decrease in March 2002. In contrast, prices for imports from the European Union and 
Canada each increased in January, rising 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. Import prices from 
Mexico were unchanged in January.    

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials advanced 
0.2 percent in January, driven by a 2.1 percent increase in chemicals prices. Higher prices for plastic 
materials and fertilizers each contributed to the January rise in chemicals prices.  

Finished Goods: Consumer goods prices increased 0.7 percent in January, led by a 3.1 percent advance in 
the price index for medicinal, dental, and pharmaceutical materials. The January rise was the largest 
monthly increase for the index since a 1.0 percent advance in October 1992. Prices for capital goods also 
rose in January, increasing 0.2 percent. In contrast, automotive vehicles prices declined 0.2 percent in 
January and 1.6 percent over the past year. The year-over-year decline in January was the largest 12-month 
decline for the index since first publication in June 1981.  

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: The price index for foods, feeds, and beverages increased 0.8 percent in 
January, driven by a 4.0 percent advance in fish and shell fish prices.  

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares decreased 6.4 percent in January, the first monthly 
decline since a 7.9 percent decrease in August. Lower Asian and Latin American/Caribbean fares 
contributed to the January decline. The index for import air passenger fares rose 5.1 percent over the past 12 
months. Import air freight prices were unchanged in January and advanced 0.6 percent over the past year.  

Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonagricultural industrial supplies and 
materials rose 0.3 percent in January following a 1.1 percent advance in December. Despite the recent 
increase, nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials prices fell 1.7 percent for the year ended in 
January. 

Finished Goods: Finished goods prices were mostly up in January. Capital goods prices increased 0.4 
percent, the largest monthly advance since a 0.7 percent rise in January 2013. Prices for automotive vehicles 
advanced 0.2 percent in January, after recording no change the previous 2 months. The price index for 
consumer goods recorded no change in January. 

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares increased 1.5 percent in January, driven by a 12.7 
percent jump in Asian fares. Despite the January advance, export air passenger fares fell 2.3 percent over the 
past year. Export air freight prices rose 2.4 percent in January and 1.1 percent over the past 12 months. 


Import and Export Price Index data for February 2014 are scheduled for release on Thursday, March 
13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).                

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2013 to January 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

All commodities

  100.000 137.9 138.0 -1.5 -0.6 -0.9 0.2 0.1

All imports excluding food and fuels (Dec. 2010=100)

  75.529 101.8 102.1 -1.4 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.3

All imports excluding petroleum

  81.760 115.1 115.6 -0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  80.780 119.0 119.3 -1.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.3

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

5.251 175.7 177.1 4.9 0.6 -0.6 0.4 0.8

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.990 192.1 192.2 1.3 0.3 -0.5 0.7 0.1

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.261 138.6 142.8 17.6 1.7 -0.9 -0.4 3.0

Industrial supplies & materials

1

32.217 243.1 242.3 -4.0 -2.0 -2.6 0.6 -0.3

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  13.977 159.5 160.9 -4.1 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.9

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

  12.997 178.6 178.9 -5.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.2

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  7.845 166.8 165.8 -7.0 0.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.153 150.4 154.5 -0.4 0.6 0.8 2.1 2.7

Fuels & lubricants

10

19.219 326.0 323.9 -3.1 -3.3 -4.3 1.3 -0.6

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

18.239 360.8 356.5 -4.0 -3.6 -4.6 0.7 -1.2

Crude

10000

13.693 368.9 363.8 -4.9 -4.4 -5.5 0.1 -1.4

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

101

0.804 136.6 152.2 20.5 9.4 5.7 19.5 11.4

Gas-natural

10110

0.656 124.4 142.0 26.7 11.7 6.8 22.9 14.1

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.545 113.9 113.3 1.3 1.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.686 168.2 170.6 -3.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2 1.4

Selected building materials

13

1.056 142.3 142.5 -2.9 0.4 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.520 235.7 234.0 -11.5 -0.1 -0.3 -1.0 -0.7

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.641 155.8 155.8 -3.9 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.549 112.3 110.9 -3.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -1.2

Capital goods

2

25.204 92.4 92.6 -0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Electric generating equipment

20

3.031 119.3 119.4 -0.3 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

20.219 85.1 85.3 -0.9 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2

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

22

1.954 136.0 136.2 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

13.725 113.4 113.2 -1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

23.603 107.2 107.9 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.7

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.314 116.3 117.6 1.5 0.1 0.1 0.0 1.1

Durables, manufactured

41

11.118 97.9 98.0 -1.7 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.1

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.170 117.0 118.5 2.8 0.8 -0.3 0.0 1.3

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


Table 2. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2013 to January 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

All commodities

  100.000 132.3 132.5 -1.2 -0.6 0.2 0.4 0.2

Agricultural commodities

  9.811 212.8 211.8 -5.7 -1.3 -0.3 0.4 -0.5

All exports excluding food and fuels (Dec. 2010=100)

  80.860 101.8 102.0 -1.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Nonagricultural commodities

  90.189 126.5 126.8 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 0.5 0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

8.987 213.3 211.9 -6.2 -1.3 -0.1 0.5 -0.7

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

8.359 216.2 215.2 -6.4 -1.5 -0.1 0.5 -0.5

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.628 189.6 184.1 -3.2 1.9 -0.2 1.1 -2.9

Industrial supplies & materials

1

33.554 178.2 178.6 -1.7 -1.2 0.1 1.0 0.2

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  11.194 170.8 170.7 -7.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  22.360 183.0 183.7 1.6 -2.0 0.3 1.9 0.4

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.452 199.5 197.8 -1.2 -0.4 -0.9 0.0 -0.9

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  32.102 177.6 178.1 -1.7 -1.3 0.2 1.1 0.3

Fuels & lubricants

11

10.153 265.0 265.6 3.7 -4.3 1.5 4.4 0.2

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

20.932 165.1 165.4 -4.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.2

Selected building materials

13

1.017 126.5 130.5 9.8 0.3 0.4 0.4 3.2

Capital goods

2

36.220 106.5 106.9 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.663 114.5 114.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Nonelectrical machinery

21

25.720 95.4 95.7 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3

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

22

6.837 152.0 153.2 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

9.459 113.6 113.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

11.780 115.1 115.1 -1.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.530 114.2 112.4 -2.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1 -1.6

Durables, manufactured

41

4.975 111.8 112.4 -0.8 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.5

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


Table 3. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2013 to January 2014
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

Nonmanufactured articles

  16.709 162.4 161.7 -1.6 -3.1 -4.5 1.2 -0.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.790 174.2 174.9 6.6 1.4 -1.3 1.6 0.4

Crop production

111

1.362 180.8 180.6 8.3 1.8 -2.3 2.8 -0.1

Forestry and logging (Dec. 2012=100)

113

0.161 90.7 91.8 -13.3 -0.2 0.3 -3.5 1.2

Mining

21

14.919 160.8 160.0 -2.5 -3.5 -4.8 1.2 -0.5

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

212

0.266 130.4 122.4 -9.2 -0.2 0.3 0.4 -6.1

Manufactured articles

  82.893 115.8 116.0 -1.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.518 124.1 124.5 0.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.3

Food manufacturing

311

3.044 156.0 157.7 1.5 0.0 -0.6 -0.6 1.1

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.928 114.5 114.9 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.3

Textile mills (Dec. 2011=100)

313

0.358 101.6 102.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.5

Textile product mills

314

0.773 114.4 114.5 -1.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

3.762 110.6 110.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.653 121.8 122.2 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.553 136.0 136.9 -1.0 -0.3 -0.4 0.4 0.7

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.638 122.0 122.1 -4.2 0.6 0.6 -0.2 0.1

Paper manufacturing

322

0.994 111.1 110.8 0.9 0.5 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Printing and related support activities (Dec. 2013=100)

323

0.190 100.0 100.3 - - - - 0.3

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.078 159.8 157.5 -4.0 -1.8 -2.0 1.8 -1.4

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.817 133.8 136.8 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 2.2

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.992 124.4 123.3 -2.9 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.9

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.844 129.9 130.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

54.822 107.8 107.9 -1.8 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.138 155.2 154.6 -11.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.8 -0.4

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.696 126.3 126.2 -2.8 -0.4 0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.941 120.9 121.6 -0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.6

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.228 80.4 80.3 -1.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.148 118.9 118.8 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

14.581 111.7 111.8 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.347 114.6 114.9 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.743 120.9 121.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1 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


Table 4. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2013 to January 2014
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

Nonmanufactured articles

  7.231 160.5 163.2 -5.3 -1.1 -0.3 1.3 1.7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.957 193.8 194.6 -8.6 -2.2 -0.5 0.4 0.4

Crop production

111

4.546 199.6 201.0 -9.5 -2.4 -0.7 0.3 0.7

Mining

21

2.274 92.1 96.2 3.3 1.8 0.3 3.8 4.5

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.362 101.2 101.2 -5.7 0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Manufactured articles

  90.870 120.5 120.5 -0.7 -0.6 0.1 0.3 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.983 151.4 150.9 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.5 -0.3

Food manufacturing

311

4.886 173.4 172.8 -1.4 0.0 -0.6 0.5 -0.3

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.550 123.9 118.3 -7.4 -1.6 1.7 -0.8 -4.5

Leather and allied product manufacturing (Dec. 2013=100)

316

0.274 100.0 101.3 - - - - 1.3

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

26.701 134.5 133.9 0.4 -1.6 0.3 1.4 -0.4

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.457 123.1 125.3 10.3 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.8

Paper manufacturing

322

1.798 122.8 123.4 2.7 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

7.701 172.9 172.1 5.1 -5.7 2.2 4.8 -0.5

Chemical manufacturing

325

13.510 129.3 128.4 -2.6 -0.2 -0.4 0.1 -0.7

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.188 120.1 119.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.766 112.0 112.0 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

57.186 112.1 112.3 -1.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.636 147.2 144.5 -15.1 -0.5 -0.7 -1.7 -1.8

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.791 131.7 131.9 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

11.664 123.0 123.8 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.7

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

13.853 88.1 88.0 -1.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.449 113.5 113.9 0.2 0.0 -0.5 0.0 0.4

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.462 118.2 118.7 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4

Furniture and related product manufacturing (Dec. 2011=100)

337

0.361 107.3 107.6 2.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.970 122.1 123.4 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.3 1.1

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


Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2013 to January 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

1.258 187.8 192.8 16.8 1.6 -0.9 -0.2 2.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.267 221.9 222.8 1.0 1.3 -1.3 0.4 0.4

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.712 142.4 148.3 28.7 2.1 -1.5 -0.6 4.1

Vegetable products

II

1.692 202.5 203.0 -0.1 -0.7 -1.7 2.7 0.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.422 392.8 412.8 31.6 3.0 -2.6 4.4 5.1

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.457 112.2 109.9 -1.3 -2.9 -0.5 2.0 -2.0

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.321 226.0 220.0 -8.0 -1.2 -2.2 3.8 -2.7

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

III

0.251 115.2 112.7 -5.7 0.1 0.0 -0.4 -2.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.491 158.5 158.9 0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.6 0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.166 87.4 85.7 -15.1 -0.2 -0.2 -2.1 -1.9

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.222 100.5 100.9 10.0 1.6 -0.6 -0.9 0.4

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

19

0.246 130.7 131.3 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.5

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

20

0.296 161.6 165.4 1.7 0.1 0.4 -2.6 2.4

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.945 125.4 125.6 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Mineral products

V

19.067 327.3 324.5 -3.5 -3.3 -4.3 1.2 -0.9

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

27

18.790 324.2 321.7 -3.4 -3.4 -4.4 1.2 -0.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.046 148.5 151.6 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 2.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.614 307.8 305.5 -19.5 -0.4 0.3 -1.2 -0.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.447 136.7 137.1 -2.5 0.0 0.1 1.0 0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.193 125.8 131.6 8.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 4.6

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.317 108.3 117.1 -9.0 -1.2 1.2 0.9 8.1

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

32

0.163 94.1 100.3 6.8 -0.7 0.3 -0.3 6.6

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.482 95.7 93.4 -9.1 -1.1 -1.0 -1.1 -2.4

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.208 148.5 148.7 -3.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.011 147.4 148.7 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.9

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.197 151.7 150.1 -8.8 -0.4 0.1 -0.7 -1.1

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

VIII

0.615 126.4 127.9 1.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 1.2

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

42

0.568 127.6 129.0 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 1.1

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

IX

0.668 148.0 148.1 -4.2 0.5 0.7 -0.3 0.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.060 114.3 114.1 1.2 0.5 0.0 -0.1 -0.2

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

48

0.699 107.8 107.4 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.4

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.197 100.0 100.2 - - - - 0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.772 114.0 113.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.866 103.1 102.7 -1.5 -0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.4

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.727 118.6 118.4 1.8 0.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.554 107.5 107.9 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.4

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.335 121.1 120.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.150 120.2 120.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XIII

0.783 133.0 133.3 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

68

0.258 126.0 126.3 1.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.240 141.0 140.9 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.284 129.8 130.4 0.9 0.5 0.2 -0.1 0.5

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

XIV

2.624 178.3 176.4 -13.6 -0.2 -0.7 -1.9 -1.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.336 180.2 180.6 -2.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2

Iron and steel

72

1.263 218.3 219.0 0.8 0.7 0.4 1.1 0.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.698 153.9 153.1 -3.0 -0.1 0.3 0.1 -0.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.450 333.9 344.9 -5.5 1.1 -0.6 0.2 3.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.700 134.4 134.8 -3.9 0.1 0.1 -1.2 0.3

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

82

0.400 129.9 128.6 -0.8 0.0 0.4 0.1 -1.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.446 135.7 135.9 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

XVI

27.434 84.5 84.6 -1.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.219 89.3 89.6 -0.7 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.3

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

85

13.215 79.8 79.9 -2.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.223 116.0 116.0 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.193 114.7 114.7 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

88

0.928 120.2 120.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.2

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

XVIII

3.465 104.3 104.7 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.4

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.166 101.2 101.4 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.241 141.7 144.9 2.0 0.2 0.5 -0.3 2.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.588 113.2 113.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

94

2.082 117.1 117.2 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.264 105.4 105.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.242 138.8 135.8 -2.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 -2.2

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


Table 6. U.S. export price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: January 2013 to January 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

2.050 226.2 221.4 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.8 -2.1

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

02

1.166 168.3 164.2 -1.8 -1.1 0.6 0.7 -2.4

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.357 204.1 199.1 -2.1 2.8 -0.2 2.3 -2.4

Vegetable products

II

4.582 244.6 246.1 -10.4 -2.5 0.5 0.0 0.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

1.129 175.7 188.5 17.4 4.1 7.5 -0.6 7.3

Cereals

10

1.113 244.7 237.5 -23.3 -4.5 -2.3 -0.7 -2.9

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

12

1.871 270.8 266.4 -7.4 -4.7 -2.8 3.8 -1.6

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

III

0.254 116.0 113.3 -14.7 -0.8 -4.4 -0.1 -2.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.891 165.8 165.2 -1.0 -0.7 -0.5 0.5 -0.4

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (Dec. 2009=100)

20

0.338 113.9 115.2 2.9 -0.3 -0.3 1.4 1.1

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

22

0.492 112.6 112.1 -0.5 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.4

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.728 265.9 258.2 -4.9 -1.8 -1.5 1.8 -2.9

Mineral products

V

9.997 309.8 311.0 3.9 -4.2 1.8 4.1 0.4

Ores, slag and ash (Dec. 2012=100)

26

0.425 90.9 93.8 -4.3 1.6 0.8 -1.4 3.2

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

27

9.392 308.1 308.9 4.5 -4.6 1.9 4.5 0.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.946 151.4 151.3 -2.5 -0.5 -0.5 0.2 -0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.906 177.3 175.6 -5.0 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2 -1.0

Organic chemicals

29

3.086 161.1 165.0 -1.4 -2.2 -0.7 0.2 2.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.696 120.9 117.6 -6.4 0.2 0.4 -0.3 -2.7

Fertilizers (Dec. 2012=100)

31

0.292 81.5 78.5 -19.8 -2.4 -6.6 1.5 -3.7

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.721 136.1 136.1 -0.7 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.0

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

34

0.468 121.4 121.4 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.783 155.6 157.2 2.3 0.2 -0.5 1.0 1.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.175 149.6 148.4 -0.3 0.7 -0.3 0.0 -0.8

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.190 144.0 142.6 1.6 1.0 -0.4 -0.1 -1.0

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.985 174.0 173.5 -7.7 -1.0 0.8 0.1 -0.3

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

VIII

0.423 149.6 151.9 7.6 2.6 1.4 1.2 1.5

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.236 122.4 123.5 3.0 0.2 0.2 -0.5 0.9

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.668 126.4 127.5 0.7 1.0 0.8 -1.6 0.9

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

48

1.141 120.7 122.1 3.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 1.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.887 131.8 135.2 5.9 -0.3 -0.4 0.2 2.6

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.586 143.6 151.1 11.1 -0.2 -2.7 -0.8 5.2

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

XIII

0.736 118.6 118.7 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.378 97.5 97.7 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

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

XIV

4.288 241.1 239.5 -15.3 -0.8 -0.4 -1.8 -0.7

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.354 165.5 166.7 -2.3 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.7

Iron and steel

72

1.403 187.1 188.9 -4.9 0.8 0.4 0.7 1.0

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.620 233.8 241.8 -5.1 1.2 -0.3 -1.3 3.4

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.836 120.0 120.6 -4.9 -0.5 0.3 -0.9 0.5

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

82

0.400 137.2 138.8 5.3 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.313 147.2 147.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVI

27.719 96.9 97.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.3

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.666 111.6 112.0 0.7 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.4

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

11.053 81.1 81.1 -1.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.327 128.5 129.4 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.7

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

8.704 114.3 115.1 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.7

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

XVIII

5.998 107.3 107.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.407 109.8 110.3 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.5

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.781 121.2 121.4 0.0 0.5 -0.7 0.0 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.472 88.5 89.6 -1.4 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 1.2

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


Table 7. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes by locality of origin: January 2013 to January 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

Industrialized Countries(2)

100.000 129.7 130.4 -0.9 -0.7 -0.7 -0.4 0.5

Nonmanufactured articles

11.231 211.9 213.9 0.0 -5.4 -7.4 -1.6 0.9

Manufactured articles

88.178 122.9 123.5 -1.0 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.5

Other Countries(3)

100.000 137.8 137.6 -1.3 -0.6 -0.9 0.4 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

19.760 341.4 338.0 -3.6 -2.8 -3.8 1.6 -1.0

Manufactured articles

79.998 109.8 109.8 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Canada

100.000 146.6 147.3 -1.5 -2.3 -2.1 -0.5 0.5

Nonmanufactured articles

29.473 203.0 206.4 1.5 -5.6 -7.5 -1.5 1.7

Manufactured articles

69.593 135.4 135.4 -2.8 -0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.0

European Union(4)

100.000 136.4 137.3 1.0 0.4 0.3 -0.2 0.7

France (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 122.5 122.8 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.2

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 117.3 118.6 2.9 0.9 0.2 -0.2 1.1

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 129.1 129.2 -3.1 0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.1

Latin America(5)

100.000 171.7 171.6 -2.4 -1.0 -1.9 0.6 -0.1

Nonmanufactured articles

28.485 359.1 356.8 -4.0 -3.4 -5.5 2.0 -0.6

Manufactured articles

71.134 130.9 131.1 -1.5 0.2 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 141.1 141.1 -1.8 -1.0 -1.1 0.2 0.0

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

16.376 190.4 190.0 -3.8 -4.3 -6.3 2.5 -0.2

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

83.371 92.9 93.0 -1.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.3 0.1

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

100.000 103.0 102.9 -1.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

China (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 103.8 103.7 -0.7 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Japan

100.000 99.3 99.1 -3.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Asian NICs(7)

100.000 89.8 89.5 -0.3 0.0 0.3 -1.2 -0.3

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

100.000 104.7 104.4 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.3

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

100.000 255.8 255.3 -6.0 -2.2 -2.6 0.4 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 trade values.
(2) Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
(3) Eastern Europe, Latin America, OPEC countries, and other countries in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere.
(4) European Union countries.
(5) Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
(6) China, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and the Asian Newly Industrialized Countries.
(7) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries - Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
(8) Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
(9) 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: January 2013 to January 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2013(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2013
to
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 177.3 177.3 0.6 0.9 2.2 -0.4 0.0

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

27.872 179.4 182.3 10.3 1.0 7.2 -0.8 1.6

Asia

67.883 153.8 152.8 -2.2 0.8 0.8 -0.3 -0.7

Export Air Freight

100.000 147.4 150.9 1.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 2.4

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

35.689 132.2 135.3 1.7 0.5 -0.5 -0.2 2.3

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 164.9 164.2 -0.9 0.8 1.7 -0.4 -0.4

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

26.808 156.9 159.9 5.6 0.9 4.5 -0.6 1.9

Asia

62.769 148.1 146.0 -3.3 0.9 0.9 -0.3 -1.4

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 146.9 147.8 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.6

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

33.266 163.9 164.5 1.8 0.4 1.8 0.0 0.4

Asia

47.249 139.6 140.6 -0.4 0.4 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 210.1 196.6 5.1 4.3 3.4 7.1 -6.4

Europe

39.993 218.4 216.8 2.8 3.5 2.4 -2.5 -0.7

Asia

25.132 172.7 158.5 0.3 2.3 -0.1 15.6 -8.2

Latin America/Caribbean

9.034 187.6 168.1 2.8 1.2 3.9 10.0 -10.4

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 193.0 195.8 -2.3 -2.8 -1.7 8.9 1.5

Europe

25.442 217.8 208.4 -3.9 -3.5 2.4 -1.6 -4.3

Asia

28.985 163.6 184.3 -7.0 -3.7 -0.5 10.0 12.7

Latin America/Caribbean

19.980 211.1 219.6 3.4 4.9 -1.8 10.0 4.0

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


                                            TECHNICAL NOTE


Import and Export Merchandise and Services Price Indexes -- All indexes use a modified Laspeyres 
formula and are not seasonally adjusted.  Price indexes 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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Last Modified Date: February 14, 2014