U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

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

U.S. import prices increased 0.9 percent in February following a 0.4 percent advance the previous month, 
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The February advance was led by higher fuel prices 
which more than offset declining nonfuel prices. U.S. export prices rose 0.6 percent in February, after 
increasing 0.2 percent in January. 

Imports

All Imports: Import prices rose for the third consecutive month in February, increasing 0.9 percent. Despite 
the recent increases, prices for overall imports decreased 1.1 percent for the year ended in February, after 
declining 0.6 percent from February 2012 to February 2013.

Fuel Imports: The price index for import fuel increased 5.1 percent in February, the largest monthly 
advance for fuel prices since the index rose 6.1 percent in August 2012. A 4.4 percent increase in petroleum 
prices and a 22.4 percent jump in natural gas prices both contributed to the overall advance in fuel prices. 
Natural gas prices have risen 120.5 percent since September 2013. Despite the February increase, import 
fuel prices fell 0.5 percent over the past year. A 2.6 percent drop in petroleum prices more than offset a 70.6 
percent rise in natural gas prices.   

All Imports Excluding Fuel: In contrast to fuel prices, nonfuel import prices declined 0.2 percent in 
February following a 0.3 percent increase in January. Lower prices for capital goods and foods, feeds, and 
beverages drove the February decline in nonfuel prices, while prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and 
materials ticked up 0.1 percent and the price indexes for consumer goods and automotive vehicles were 
unchanged. Nonfuel import prices also declined over the past 12 months, decreasing 1.2 percent. Lower 
prices over the past year for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials, automotive vehicles, and capital 
goods all contributed to the decrease in overall nonfuel prices. 

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

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 (r)-4.2 0.0 0.2 (r)-0.2 0.1

December

(r)0.1 (r)0.7 -0.1 0.4 (r)0.3 (r)0.4

2014

January

(r)0.4 (r)1.1 0.3 0.2 (r)-0.4 0.2

February

0.9 5.1 -0.2 0.6 1.7 0.6

Feb. 2012 to 2013

-0.6 -2.5 0.1 1.5 13.4 0.0

Feb. 2013 to 2014

-1.1 -0.5 -1.2 -1.3 -6.0 -0.7

Footnotes
(r) Revised

Exports

All Exports: Export prices rose 0.6 percent in February, and have not recorded a monthly decline since a 
0.6 percent drop in October. The February 2014 increase was the largest monthly advance in export prices 
since a 0.7 percent rise in February 2013, and higher prices for both agricultural exports and nonagricultural 
exports contributed to the advance. Despite the recent increases, export prices fell 1.3 percent over the past 
12 months.  

Agricultural Exports: Prices for agricultural exports advanced 1.7 percent in February, after decreasing 0.4 
percent the previous month. Rising prices for fruit, cotton, and corn all contributed to the February increase 
in agricultural export prices. The price index for agricultural exports fell 6.0 percent for the year ended in 
February, led by a 10.2 percent decrease in soybean prices, a 32.2 percent drop in corn prices, and a 19.1 
percent decline in wheat prices.                       

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: The price index for nonagricultural exports increased 0.6 percent in 
February 2014, the largest monthly advance since a 0.6 percent rise in February 2013. Higher prices for 
nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials and capital goods more than offset lower prices for 
consumer goods and automotive vehicles. Prices for nonagricultural exports decreased 0.7 percent over the 
past year.  

					SELECTED FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Imports by Locality of Origin: Prices for imports from China rose 0.2 percent in February, after edging 
down 0.1 percent the previous month. Import prices from China declined 0.4 percent over the past year, the 
smallest 12-month decrease since a 0.3 percent decline between October 2011 and October 2012. Prices for 
imports from Canada and the European Union also increased in February, rising 2.3 percent and 0.1 percent, 
respectively. Higher fuel prices contributed to the advances. In contrast, the price index for imports from 
Japan edged down 0.1 percent in February. Prices for imports from Japan have not recorded a monthly 
advance since ticking up 0.1 percent in October 2012 and declined 3.2 percent over the past 12 months. 
Import prices from Mexico recorded no change in February.     

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials 
ticked up 0.1 percent for the second consecutive month in February. The February advance was driven by a 
1.2 percent increase in unfinished metals prices. The rise in nonfuel prices was partially mitigated by a 1.4 
percent drop in chemical prices.  

Finished Goods: Import finished goods prices fell overall in February, led by a 0.2 percent drop in capital 
goods prices. The decline in capital goods prices followed a 0.1 percent increase in January and was the 
largest monthly decline for the index since a 0.2 percent decrease in April 2013. The price indexes for 
consumer goods and automotive vehicles both recorded no change in February following a 0.8 percent 
increase for consumer goods prices and a 0.2 percent decline for automotive vehicles prices.  

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Prices for foods, feeds, and beverages fell 0.7 percent in February, after a 
0.6 percent advance in January. The February decline was the largest monthly drop for the index since a 1.1 
percent decrease in June 2013 and was driven by an 11.4 percent drop in vegetable prices.  

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares advanced 0.3 percent in February following a 6.4 
percent decline in January. In February, a 3.2 percent increase in European fares more than offset a 3.4 
percent decrease in Asian fares. The index for import air passenger fares rose 6.7 percent for the year ended 
in February. Import air freight prices fell 0.6 percent in February and advanced 0.5 percent over the past 12 
months.   

Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonagricultural industrial 
supplies and materials increased 1.5 percent in February, led by a 3.9 percent advance in fuel prices.  

Finished Goods: Finished goods prices were mixed in February. Capital goods prices increased 0.2 percent 
for the second consecutive month; the February advance was driven by a 1.6 percent rise in transportation 
equipment prices. In contrast, the price indexes for consumer goods and automotive vehicles each declined 
in February, falling 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. 

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares declined 12.8 percent in February, driven by a 21.6 
percent drop in Asian fares. The index for export air passenger fares declined 6.5 percent over the past 12 
months. Export air freight prices rose 0.2 percent in February and 1.5 percent over the past year. 


Import and Export Price Index data for March 2014 are scheduled for release on Thursday, April 10, 
2014 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).    

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

All commodities

  100.000 138.4 139.7 -1.1 -0.9 0.1 0.4 0.9

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

  75.473 102.1 102.1 -1.4 0.1 -0.2 0.3 0.0

All imports excluding petroleum

  81.864 115.7 115.9 -0.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  80.740 119.4 119.2 -1.2 0.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

5.267 176.9 175.6 2.8 -0.6 0.5 0.6 -0.7

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.969 191.7 189.7 -1.1 -0.5 0.7 -0.2 -1.0

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.298 143.2 143.7 16.6 -0.8 -0.3 3.1 0.3

Industrial supplies & materials

1

32.216 244.0 251.5 -2.6 -2.6 0.3 0.7 3.1

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  14.081 161.5 164.0 -2.2 0.3 1.1 0.8 1.5

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

  12.957 178.7 178.9 -5.5 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.1

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  7.770 165.8 167.0 -6.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.6 0.7

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.187 155.6 159.5 2.9 0.8 2.9 2.6 2.5

Fuels & lubricants

10

19.259 327.9 344.6 -0.5 -4.2 0.7 1.1 5.1

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

18.135 360.1 375.8 -2.6 -4.6 -0.2 0.6 4.4

Crude

10000

13.616 368.3 382.6 -4.0 -5.5 -1.0 1.0 3.9

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

101

0.949 161.8 194.0 56.8 6.7 26.5 10.9 19.9

Gas-natural

10110

0.806 153.0 187.2 70.6 7.9 31.4 13.8 22.4

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.540 113.3 113.6 0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.5 0.3

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.721 170.1 168.3 -4.7 0.1 -0.3 1.3 -1.1

Selected building materials

13

1.053 142.5 143.7 -2.6 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.8

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.480 233.9 236.8 -10.5 -0.3 -1.0 -0.7 1.2

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.635 155.8 156.2 -2.9 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.528 111.1 111.2 -2.9 0.1 -0.2 -1.1 0.1

Capital goods

2

25.159 92.6 92.4 -0.8 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Electric generating equipment

20

3.023 119.4 119.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0

Nonelectrical machinery

21

20.188 85.3 85.1 -0.9 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

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

22

1.949 136.1 136.3 0.8 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

13.657 113.2 113.2 -1.6 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

23.700 108.1 108.1 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.8 0.0

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.443 118.0 118.0 1.5 0.1 0.0 1.5 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

11.075 97.9 97.9 -1.5 0.0 -0.3 0.0 0.0

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.181 118.5 120.1 3.8 -0.2 0.0 1.2 1.4

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: February 2013 to February 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Jan.
2014(1)
Index Percent change
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Annual Monthly
Feb.
2013
to
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2014
to
Feb.
2014

All commodities

  100.000 132.5 133.3 -1.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.6

Agricultural commodities

  9.759 211.9 215.4 -6.0 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 1.7

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

  80.863 101.9 102.1 -1.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2

Nonagricultural commodities

  90.240 126.7 127.4 -0.7 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.6

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

8.931 212.2 215.1 -6.4 -0.1 0.5 -0.5 1.4

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

8.321 215.4 218.3 -6.9 -0.1 0.4 -0.3 1.3

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.610 184.4 187.2 -1.5 -0.2 1.1 -2.7 1.5

Industrial supplies & materials

1

33.600 178.6 181.5 -1.5 0.1 1.0 0.3 1.6

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  11.155 170.4 170.5 -8.1 -0.3 -0.8 -0.2 0.1

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  22.443 183.9 188.3 2.1 0.3 1.9 0.6 2.4

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.438 197.8 204.3 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.9 3.3

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  32.161 178.1 180.8 -1.6 0.1 1.0 0.4 1.5

Fuels & lubricants

11

10.205 266.7 277.1 4.3 1.5 4.5 0.6 3.9

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

20.915 165.1 165.9 -4.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.2 0.5

Selected building materials

13

1.041 129.7 129.8 8.6 0.4 0.4 2.5 0.1

Capital goods

2

36.260 106.7 106.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.662 114.6 114.3 -0.7 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Nonelectrical machinery

21

25.718 95.5 95.3 -0.4 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.2

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

22

6.880 153.2 155.6 2.8 0.0 0.1 0.8 1.6

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

9.466 113.8 113.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 -0.2

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

11.743 114.9 114.5 -1.3 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.3

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.436 112.4 111.0 -3.8 0.2 -0.1 -1.6 -1.2

Durables, manufactured

41

4.996 112.4 112.4 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.0

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


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

Nonmanufactured articles

  16.786 163.8 171.0 0.2 -4.4 0.6 1.4 4.4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.782 174.1 170.4 0.4 -1.3 1.7 -0.2 -2.1

Crop production

111

1.346 179.3 173.6 -0.2 -2.3 2.8 -0.8 -3.2

Forestry and logging (Dec. 2012=100)

113

0.163 91.8 90.1 -15.4 0.3 -3.5 1.2 -1.9

Mining

21

15.004 162.4 170.8 0.2 -4.7 0.5 1.6 5.2

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

212

0.247 121.8 123.1 -8.6 0.3 0.4 -6.6 1.1

Manufactured articles

  82.812 116.1 116.4 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.3

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.516 124.5 124.6 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.1

Food manufacturing

311

3.065 157.7 158.6 2.4 -0.6 -0.6 1.1 0.6

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.927 114.9 115.3 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3

Textile mills (Dec. 2011=100)

313

0.359 102.1 102.1 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.0

Textile product mills

314

0.772 114.5 114.3 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.2

Apparel manufacturing

315

3.742 110.4 110.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.3

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.652 122.2 122.3 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.664 137.3 139.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.4 1.0 1.2

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.636 122.1 123.4 -4.0 0.6 -0.2 0.1 1.1

Paper manufacturing

322

0.988 110.8 110.7 0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

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

323

0.190 100.3 100.2 - - - 0.3 -0.1

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.023 158.2 168.0 -0.3 -2.0 1.8 -1.0 6.2

Chemical manufacturing

325

9.015 137.3 136.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 2.7 -0.4

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.970 123.5 123.3 -3.0 0.0 0.1 -0.7 -0.2

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.843 130.2 130.4 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

54.632 107.9 107.9 -1.6 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.106 154.6 156.3 -10.0 -0.2 -0.8 -0.3 1.1

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.686 126.3 126.2 -2.8 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.958 121.7 121.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.6 -0.2

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.155 80.4 80.2 -1.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.116 118.4 118.4 -1.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.0

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

14.531 111.8 111.7 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.356 114.9 114.8 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.3 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.724 121.2 121.5 0.7 0.1 -0.2 0.2 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: February 2013 to February 2014
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Jan.
2014(1)
Index Percent change
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Annual Monthly
Feb.
2013
to
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2014
to
Feb.
2014

Nonmanufactured articles

  7.420 164.8 173.2 -2.0 -0.3 1.3 2.7 5.1

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.973 194.5 197.1 -10.4 -0.5 0.4 0.4 1.3

Crop production

111

4.574 201.0 204.8 -10.5 -0.7 0.3 0.7 1.9

Mining

21

2.447 99.1 111.8 19.2 0.3 3.8 7.6 12.8

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.363 101.3 100.3 -7.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 -1.0

Manufactured articles

  90.635 120.3 120.8 -0.9 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.4

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.959 151.0 152.9 0.2 -0.2 0.5 -0.3 1.3

Food manufacturing

311

4.870 173.0 174.1 -0.9 -0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.6

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.525 118.3 129.6 0.8 1.8 -0.8 -4.6 9.6

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

316

0.277 101.4 102.2 - - - 1.4 0.8

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

26.485 133.5 134.3 -0.8 0.2 1.1 -0.4 0.6

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.460 124.2 123.8 8.3 0.4 0.1 0.8 -0.3

Paper manufacturing

322

1.807 123.4 125.0 3.9 0.5 0.1 0.5 1.3

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

7.656 172.0 175.4 2.3 2.2 4.9 -0.6 2.0

Chemical manufacturing

325

13.339 127.7 127.6 -3.5 -0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.177 119.6 119.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.766 112.0 112.2 1.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

57.191 112.2 112.5 -1.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.549 144.5 146.4 -13.7 -0.7 -1.7 -1.8 1.3

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.790 131.7 131.5 -0.6 0.1 0.4 0.0 -0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

11.692 123.4 123.2 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.3 -0.2

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

13.831 88.0 87.8 -1.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.458 113.9 113.8 0.0 -0.4 0.0 0.3 -0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.507 118.6 119.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7

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

337

0.362 107.6 107.4 1.9 -0.2 0.0 0.3 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.001 123.0 123.7 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.9 0.6

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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.288 192.9 195.4 16.5 -0.8 -0.2 2.7 1.3

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.268 223.1 229.4 3.6 -1.3 0.4 0.6 2.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.740 148.4 149.1 25.7 -1.4 -0.6 4.1 0.5

Vegetable products

II

1.678 201.5 194.9 -6.9 -1.7 2.7 -0.5 -3.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.429 400.9 328.0 -1.6 -2.6 4.4 2.1 -18.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.446 109.9 108.3 -6.6 -0.5 2.0 -2.0 -1.5

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.312 220.0 235.6 -4.9 -2.2 3.8 -2.7 7.1

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

III

0.245 112.7 111.1 -8.3 0.0 -0.4 -2.2 -1.4

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.491 159.1 159.5 1.4 0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.162 85.7 86.4 -14.1 -0.2 -2.1 -1.9 0.8

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.223 100.9 99.2 13.5 -0.6 -0.9 0.4 -1.7

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

19

0.246 131.3 131.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 -0.1

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

20

0.302 165.4 170.1 5.1 0.4 -2.6 2.4 2.8

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.943 125.6 126.1 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

Mineral products

V

19.075 328.6 345.8 -0.8 -4.3 0.6 0.9 5.2

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

27

18.820 325.9 343.1 -0.7 -4.4 0.6 1.1 5.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.215 152.2 152.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 2.5 0.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.614 308.7 301.7 -19.7 0.5 -0.7 -0.4 -2.3

Organic chemicals

29

2.445 137.0 137.6 -2.3 0.1 1.0 0.2 0.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.376 133.5 133.6 9.0 0.2 -0.1 6.1 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.318 109.1 107.9 -15.5 -0.2 -0.6 3.7 -1.1

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

32

0.173 100.3 100.2 6.6 0.3 -0.3 6.6 -0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.469 93.4 93.2 -9.2 -1.0 -1.1 -2.4 -0.2

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.211 149.2 147.6 -4.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.5 -1.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.028 149.3 147.4 -1.0 -0.2 -0.3 1.2 -1.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.183 150.4 149.4 -9.1 0.1 -0.7 -0.9 -0.7

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

VIII

0.619 127.5 127.6 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.9 0.1

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

42

0.571 128.7 128.8 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.9 0.1

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

IX

0.666 148.1 149.6 -4.3 0.7 -0.3 0.1 1.0

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.054 114.0 114.1 0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.1

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

48

0.694 107.4 107.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.196 100.2 100.2 - - - 0.2 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.749 113.8 113.5 -0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.850 102.5 101.9 -2.3 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.6

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.722 118.6 118.6 1.5 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.554 107.9 107.6 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1 0.4 -0.3

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.330 121.0 121.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.146 120.2 120.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XIII

0.782 133.2 133.2 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

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

68

0.258 126.3 126.3 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Ceramic products

69

0.240 140.9 140.9 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.284 130.2 130.2 1.4 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.0

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

XIV

2.588 176.5 178.6 -12.0 -0.7 -1.9 -1.0 1.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.329 180.6 181.4 -2.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4

Iron and steel

72

1.261 218.7 221.0 0.9 0.4 0.9 0.3 1.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.684 153.2 153.6 -2.5 0.3 0.1 -0.5 0.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.464 344.9 345.8 -4.3 -0.6 0.2 3.3 0.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.700 134.8 136.0 -3.1 0.1 -1.2 0.3 0.9

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

82

0.396 129.0 128.9 -0.5 0.4 0.1 -0.7 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.445 135.9 136.1 -0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

XVI

27.383 84.6 84.5 -1.3 0.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.219 89.6 89.5 -0.7 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.1

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

85

13.164 79.8 79.8 -1.8 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.180 116.0 116.0 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.153 114.7 114.7 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

88

0.925 120.2 120.5 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.2

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

XVIII

3.466 104.7 104.1 0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.4 -0.6

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.162 101.4 100.8 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.6

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.246 144.9 144.4 1.5 0.5 -0.3 2.3 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.572 113.1 113.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

94

2.075 117.1 116.9 0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.262 105.6 105.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.236 136.0 136.1 -1.2 0.1 0.1 -2.0 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


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

Live animals; animal products

I

2.012 222.3 226.3 1.8 1.0 0.8 -1.7 1.8

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

02

1.146 165.6 166.9 -1.3 0.7 0.5 -1.5 0.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.346 198.5 203.1 0.5 -0.2 2.3 -2.7 2.3

Vegetable products

II

4.603 246.0 247.6 -11.1 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

1.210 188.5 188.3 15.2 7.5 -0.6 7.3 -0.1

Cereals

10

1.079 237.5 241.8 -25.0 -2.3 -0.7 -2.9 1.8

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

12

1.838 266.4 268.5 -9.4 -2.8 3.8 -1.6 0.8

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

III

0.248 113.3 109.2 -19.8 -4.4 -0.1 -2.3 -3.6

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.876 165.1 168.2 0.1 -0.5 0.4 -0.4 1.9

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

20

0.341 115.2 114.7 2.4 -0.3 1.4 1.1 -0.4

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

22

0.488 112.0 110.6 -3.0 0.2 -0.4 -0.5 -1.3

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.705 257.9 282.3 3.7 -1.5 1.7 -2.8 9.5

Mineral products

V

10.071 312.5 324.3 4.6 1.8 4.2 0.8 3.8

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

26

0.438 94.0 92.5 -7.4 0.8 -1.3 3.3 -1.6

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

27

9.453 310.6 323.3 5.4 1.9 4.6 0.7 4.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.865 150.4 149.7 -3.5 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 -0.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.893 174.9 175.9 -4.7 -0.8 -0.6 -0.7 0.6

Organic chemicals

29

3.130 163.6 164.1 -2.8 -0.7 0.2 1.6 0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.619 117.6 114.9 -7.8 0.4 -0.3 -2.7 -2.3

Fertilizers (Dec. 2012=100)

31

0.249 69.7 72.3 -24.3 -8.4 -4.1 -7.8 3.7

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.718 135.7 132.7 -3.1 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -2.2

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

34

0.467 121.4 121.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.799 157.3 157.1 1.4 -0.5 1.0 1.0 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.155 149.2 149.9 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 0.5

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.177 143.8 144.5 1.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.5

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.978 173.0 172.9 -6.9 0.8 0.1 -0.5 -0.1

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

VIII

0.428 151.8 153.7 7.5 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.255 123.6 125.6 4.8 0.2 -0.5 1.0 1.6

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.673 127.7 130.8 5.9 0.8 -1.6 1.0 2.4

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

48

1.153 122.1 124.1 4.5 0.1 -0.1 1.2 1.6

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.932 135.1 137.2 5.6 -0.4 0.2 2.6 1.6

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.615 151.1 157.8 8.3 -2.7 -0.8 5.2 4.4

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

XIII

0.736 118.7 118.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.378 97.7 97.8 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

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

XIV

4.240 238.8 241.9 -14.3 -0.5 -1.8 -0.8 1.3

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.382 166.6 165.5 -4.1 0.1 0.2 0.7 -0.7

Iron and steel

72

1.413 189.6 186.3 -8.2 0.4 0.9 1.2 -1.7

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.629 238.6 233.4 -10.3 -0.3 -1.3 2.1 -2.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.836 120.6 122.1 -3.7 0.3 -0.9 0.5 1.2

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

82

0.402 138.8 138.7 5.2 1.0 0.9 1.2 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.311 146.8 146.5 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

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

XVI

27.687 97.0 97.2 -0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.672 111.8 112.3 0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

11.015 80.9 80.8 -2.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.391 129.3 129.4 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

8.751 115.0 114.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 -0.2

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

XVIII

5.995 107.4 107.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.413 110.4 110.7 -0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.5 0.3

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.782 121.5 122.1 0.9 -0.7 0.0 0.2 0.5

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.477 89.7 89.6 -1.4 -0.2 0.0 1.4 -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


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

Industrialized Countries(2)

100.000 131.1 132.6 0.2 -0.7 -0.2 0.9 1.1

Nonmanufactured articles

11.901 226.9 243.6 11.1 -7.3 -0.2 5.5 7.4

Manufactured articles

87.509 123.3 123.7 -1.2 0.2 -0.2 0.3 0.3

Other Countries(3)

100.000 137.7 138.9 -1.6 -0.9 0.1 0.1 0.9

Nonmanufactured articles

19.599 338.5 348.8 -4.6 -3.7 0.6 0.1 3.0

Manufactured articles

80.154 110.0 110.3 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3

Canada

100.000 150.1 153.5 1.8 -2.1 -0.1 2.0 2.3

Nonmanufactured articles

31.106 219.4 235.8 12.9 -7.4 -0.1 6.5 7.5

Manufactured articles

67.972 135.4 135.4 -2.8 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

European Union(4)

100.000 137.6 137.7 0.7 0.3 -0.2 0.9 0.1

France (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 122.8 123.3 1.9 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.4

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 118.5 118.4 1.9 0.2 -0.2 1.0 -0.1

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 129.2 129.3 -3.1 0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.1

Latin America(5)

100.000 172.1 173.9 -3.4 -1.8 0.5 0.3 1.0

Nonmanufactured articles

28.523 360.5 370.0 -6.6 -5.4 1.9 0.4 2.6

Manufactured articles

71.087 131.1 131.6 -1.6 -0.2 0.0 0.2 0.4

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 141.2 141.2 -3.5 -1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

16.483 191.9 193.6 -9.5 -6.3 2.4 0.9 0.9

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

83.270 92.9 92.7 -1.9 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2

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

100.000 103.0 102.9 -1.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

China (Dec. 2003=100)

100.000 103.7 103.9 -0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.2

Japan

100.000 99.1 99.0 -3.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Asian NICs(7)

100.000 89.5 89.7 -0.2 0.3 -1.2 -0.3 0.2

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

100.000 104.7 104.3 0.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

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

100.000 254.6 263.5 -4.7 -2.5 -0.7 0.5 3.5

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: February 2013 to February 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
Jan.
2014(1)
Index Percent change
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Annual Monthly
Feb.
2013
to
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2013
to
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2014
to
Feb.
2014

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 177.3 176.3 0.5 2.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.6

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

28.313 182.3 181.4 8.2 7.2 -0.8 1.6 -0.5

Asia

67.451 152.8 151.9 -1.9 0.8 -0.3 -0.7 -0.6

Export Air Freight

100.000 150.9 151.2 1.5 -0.1 -0.2 2.4 0.2

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

35.695 135.3 135.9 2.2 -0.5 -0.2 2.3 0.4

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 164.2 163.1 -0.9 1.7 -0.4 -0.4 -0.7

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

27.424 159.9 159.6 4.9 4.5 -0.6 1.9 -0.2

Asia

62.121 146.0 144.5 -3.2 0.9 -0.3 -1.4 -1.0

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 147.6 147.6 -0.2 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.0

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

33.216 164.5 164.4 1.7 1.8 0.0 0.4 -0.1

Asia

47.248 140.3 140.5 -0.6 -0.4 0.2 0.8 0.1

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 196.6 197.1 6.7 3.4 7.1 -6.4 0.3

Europe

42.416 216.8 223.7 3.6 2.4 -2.5 -0.7 3.2

Asia

24.632 158.5 153.1 3.4 -0.1 15.6 -8.2 -3.4

Latin America/Caribbean

8.648 168.1 165.7 1.2 3.9 10.0 -10.4 -1.4

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 197.4 172.1 -6.5 -1.7 8.9 2.3 -12.8

Europe

23.792 208.4 208.5 -4.6 2.4 -1.6 -4.3 0.0

Asia

31.902 184.3 144.4 -11.2 -0.5 10.0 12.7 -21.6

Latin America/Caribbean

20.269 219.1 202.0 4.0 -1.8 10.0 3.8 -7.8

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: March 13, 2014