U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

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                             U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - JUNE 2010

U.S. import prices declined for the second consecutive month in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
reported today, decreasing 1.3 percent. The drop was driven by declining fuel prices, although a downturn 
in nonfuel prices also contributed to the overall decrease. Export prices also fell in June, edging down 0.2 
percent following three consecutive monthly increases.


Imports

All Imports: Prices of U.S. imports fell 1.3 percent in June after a 0.5 percent drop the previous month. The 
decrease was the largest monthly decline since a 1.3 percent decline in January 2009, which was also the last 
time the index fell in consecutive months. Despite the recent declines, import prices advanced 4.5 percent 
for the year ended in June, down on a 12-month basis from an 8.7 percent increase for the May 2009-2010 
period.

Fuel Imports: Fuel prices also declined for the second consecutive month, falling 4.0 percent in June after a 
similar 4.1 percent decrease in May. The June decline was led by a 4.4 percent drop in petroleum prices 
which followed a 4.2 percent fall in May and was the largest monthly decrease for that index since a 4.6 
percent drop in January 2009. For the first half of 2010, petroleum prices were virtually unchanged. In 
contrast, natural gas prices rose 1.5 percent in June, partially offsetting the decline in petroleum prices. 
Despite the recent decreases, overall fuel prices increased 11.6 percent over the past year.   

All Imports Excluding Fuel: The price index for import prices excluding fuel fell 0.6 percent in June, the 
first monthly decline since a 0.2 percent decrease in July 2009 and the largest since a 0.6 percent drop in 
March 2009. A 1.5 percent downturn in nonfuel industrial supplies and materials was the largest contributor 
to the June decline, while prices for consumer goods, foods, feeds, and beverages, and capital goods also 
decreased. For the 12 months ended in June, nonfuel import prices advanced 2.8 percent. 


Table A. Percent changes

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

2009

June

2.7 16.0 0.2 1.0 4.2 0.6

July

-0.6 -2.6 -0.2 -0.3 -4.9 0.1

August

1.5 7.0 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.7

September

0.2 -1.3 0.4 -0.2 -2.9 0.1

October

0.8 3.0 0.4 0.0 -0.7 0.1

November

1.5 6.3 0.3 0.8 3.9 0.5

December

0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.7 1.8 0.6

2010

January

1.2 4.4 0.4 0.8 1.3 0.7

February

-0.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.3 -4.0 0.1

March

0.4 1.4 0.2 0.7 1.9 (r)0.6

April

1.1 (r)2.6 0.6 (r)1.1 -0.4 1.3

May

(r)-0.5 (r)-4.1 0.5 (r)0.6 (r)1.5 (r)0.5

June

-1.3 -4.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

June 2008 to 2009

-17.5 -47.6 -4.5 -6.6 -13.1 -5.9

June 2009 to 2010

4.5 11.6 2.8 4.3 -2.8 5.1

Footnotes
(r) Revised


Exports

All Exports: Export prices fell 0.2 percent in June following increases of 0.6 percent, 1.1 percent, and 0.7 
percent, respectively, the previous three months. Most of the decline was attributable to falling 
nonagricultural prices, although agricultural prices also declined. The price index for overall exports rose on a 
12-month basis in June, increasing 4.3 percent. 

Agricultural Exports: Prices for agricultural exports edged down 0.1 percent in June after a 1.5 percent 
increase in May. The decrease was led by a 4.9 percent fall in corn prices and a 7.2 percent drop in wheat 
prices, which more than offset higher cotton and nut prices. Agricultural prices decreased 2.8 percent for the 
year ended in June. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: The price index for nonagricultural exports fell 0.2 percent in June, the 
first monthly decline for the index since March 2009. The June decrease was led by a 0.4 percent drop in 
capital goods prices and a 0.6 percent decline in consumer goods prices. Notwithstanding the June 
downturn, nonagricultural export prices rose 5.1 percent over the past year. 

 					


                                          SELECTED JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Import Prices

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials fell 1.5 
percent in June, the first decline for the index since a 0.3 percent drop in July 2009 and the largest one-
month downturn since a 4.1 percent decrease in January 2009. The decline in nonfuel industrial supplies and 
materials prices was led by a 3.4 percent downturn in unfinished metals prices which increased 3.7 percent in 
May. Unfinished metals prices, up 38.6 percent over the past 12 months, have been the largest factor for an 
upward trend in nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices over the past year.  

Finished Goods: Prices for each of the major finished goods categories declined in June. Consumer goods 
prices fell 0.4 percent, the largest drop since a 0.5 percent decline in March 2009.  Lower prices for 
household goods, toys, and television receivers all contributed to the decrease. Capital goods prices and 
prices for automotive vehicles also declined in June, falling 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. 
 
Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Foods, feeds, and beverages prices also declined in June, falling 1.7 percent 
after a 1.3 percent rise the previous month. A 5.3 percent decrease in fruit prices and a 4.5 percent drop in 
vegetable prices were the primary contributors to the decline.   

Imports by Locality of Origin: The price index of imports from China declined 0.3 percent in June, the 
largest monthly decrease since a 0.3 percent drop in January. Falling fuel prices led the declines in import 
prices from Canada, the European Union, and Mexico; down 1.6 percent, 0.9 percent, and 0.8 percent, 
respectively. In contrast, prices of imports from Japan ticked up 0.1 percent in June.

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares increased 9.2 percent in June, led by seasonal increases 
in European and Asian fares, up 13.7 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively. The seasonal June increase was 
the largest monthly advance since a 13.0 percent increase in June 2009. The index for import air passenger 
fares rose 19.0 percent over the last 12 months. Import air freight prices fell 0.9 percent in June, driven by a 
5.5 percent decline in European air freight prices. Despite the June drop, import air freight prices rose 22.1 
percent over the past year.

Export Prices
 
Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Prices for nonagricultural supplies and materials were 
unchanged in June following a 1.6 percent increase in May. Decreasing metals and chemical prices were 
offset by a 5.1 percent increase in export fuel prices that was driven by an increase in coal prices. 
 
Finished Goods: Finished goods prices were down overall for the second consecutive month in June. The 
price index for capital goods fell 0.4 percent, the largest one-month drop since a similar 0.4 percent decline 
in August 2005. The June decrease was led by a 1.6 percent decline in computer, peripherals, and semi-
conductor prices. Consumer goods prices fell 0.6 percent in June, the first monthly decrease for the index 
since a 0.9 percent drop in April 2009.    

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares rose 6.7 percent in June, led by an 18.1 percent surge in 
European fares. The index for export air passenger fares advanced 26.2 percent for the year ended in June. 
Export air freight prices increased 1.8 percent in June and 8.3 percent over the past year.
		
Import and Export Price Index data for July 2010 are scheduled for release on Thursday, August 12, 
2010 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: June 2009 to June 2010
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

All commodities

  100.000 127.0 125.4 4.5 0.4 1.1 -0.5 -1.3

All imports excluding petroleum

  80.535 111.3 110.7 3.1 -0.1 0.5 0.5 -0.5

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  79.099 115.0 114.3 2.8 0.2 0.6 0.5 -0.6

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

4.823 151.0 148.4 6.2 1.4 1.1 1.3 -1.7

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.760 169.7 165.3 6.3 1.7 1.0 1.4 -2.6

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.063 108.7 110.1 5.5 0.9 1.4 1.5 1.3

Industrial supplies & materials

1

35.570 207.2 201.0 13.4 1.1 2.8 -1.7 -3.0

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  16.105 154.5 152.5 15.4 -0.6 1.7 1.5 -1.3

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

  14.669 172.5 169.9 16.0 0.7 3.0 1.9 -1.5

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  9.319 168.0 164.8 21.2 0.5 3.5 2.5 -1.9

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.349 138.7 138.2 8.5 -1.9 -0.6 0.1 -0.4

Fuels & lubricants

10

20.900 258.3 247.9 11.6 1.4 2.6 -4.1 -4.0

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

19.464 282.1 269.7 11.7 2.5 3.6 -4.2 -4.4

Crude

10000

14.243 285.5 277.5 12.2 3.2 4.1 -5.5 -2.8

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

101

1.197 125.2 126.6 12.4 -11.4 -10.8 -2.7 1.1

Gas-natural

10110

0.877 109.5 111.1 13.8 -14.3 -14.1 -3.7 1.5

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.714 112.7 115.5 13.5 1.1 1.8 2.9 2.5

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.712 148.8 146.9 6.8 1.2 2.3 0.6 -1.3

Selected building materials

13

1.419 133.6 132.7 14.4 2.3 2.0 2.7 -0.7

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

4.423 255.9 247.2 38.6 -0.1 5.7 3.7 -3.4

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.852 148.1 146.5 10.0 0.7 2.6 1.4 -1.1

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.549 107.7 107.8 4.7 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1

Capital goods

2

23.074 91.6 91.3 -0.7 -0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.3

Electric generating equipment

20

2.910 110.9 110.6 0.5 -0.7 0.4 -0.4 -0.3

Nonelectrical machinery

21

18.176 86.1 85.9 -0.7 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2

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

22

1.988 121.5 121.3 -0.9 -0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

11.995 108.5 108.3 0.3 -0.1 0.3 0.0 -0.2

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

24.538 104.6 104.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.4

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.419 109.0 109.0 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

11.906 100.3 99.7 -0.9 -0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.6

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.213 103.0 102.5 1.1 0.1 -0.5 1.0 -0.5

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

All commodities

  100.000 123.2 122.9 4.3 0.7 1.1 0.6 -0.2

Agricultural commodities

  8.753 165.0 164.9 -2.8 1.9 -0.4 1.5 -0.1

Nonagricultural commodities

  91.247 120.2 119.9 5.1 0.6 1.3 0.5 -0.2

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

7.929 165.0 164.5 -5.9 1.6 -0.5 1.5 -0.3

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

7.353 167.3 166.8 -6.6 1.7 -0.7 1.6 -0.3

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.576 147.2 146.4 3.5 0.8 1.3 -0.4 -0.5

Industrial supplies & materials

1

31.908 162.7 162.8 16.0 1.6 3.3 1.6 0.1

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  12.443 167.6 165.4 14.9 0.4 3.2 1.2 -1.3

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  19.465 160.6 162.1 16.6 2.5 3.3 1.8 0.9

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.400 157.8 159.6 21.8 3.5 1.0 0.4 1.1

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  30.508 163.2 163.2 15.6 1.6 3.4 1.6 0.0

Fuels & lubricants

11

6.093 216.0 227.0 29.6 3.5 6.2 3.3 5.1

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

23.395 158.5 156.3 12.9 1.1 2.8 1.3 -1.4

Selected building materials

13

1.020 118.2 118.8 5.1 0.2 1.6 0.3 0.5

Capital goods

2

38.178 103.8 103.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.542 109.0 109.3 2.0 -0.2 -1.0 0.3 0.3

Nonelectrical machinery

21

27.899 94.7 94.2 -0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.5

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

22

6.738 139.6 139.6 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

9.100 108.5 108.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.885 111.1 110.4 1.8 0.2 0.7 0.1 -0.6

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.913 112.6 111.6 2.9 0.0 0.5 0.1 -0.9

Durables, manufactured

41

5.640 108.3 108.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

Nonmanufactured articles

  18.132 128.7 124.8 12.6 1.8 2.4 -3.9 -3.0

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.876 154.8 148.5 11.4 3.2 1.7 3.3 -4.1

Crop production

111

1.335 161.4 153.4 7.6 2.5 0.7 4.3 -5.0

Mining

21

16.256 125.9 122.3 12.9 1.7 2.5 -4.6 -2.9

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

212

0.523 133.7 139.2 7.4 1.5 0.1 1.3 4.1

Manufactured articles

  81.332 110.8 109.9 2.9 0.2 0.7 0.3 -0.8

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.086 109.0 109.1 2.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.1

Food manufacturing

311

2.579 126.6 127.2 9.5 1.0 1.2 1.8 0.5

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.912 109.1 108.1 1.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.9

Textile product mills

314

0.773 101.5 101.9 3.1 -0.5 0.2 0.8 0.4

Apparel manufacturing

315

3.923 101.3 101.3 -0.9 0.3 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.497 106.4 106.5 -0.9 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

18.193 123.9 121.4 6.0 0.9 1.5 0.1 -2.0

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.886 113.2 111.7 24.1 4.0 2.9 4.1 -1.3

Paper manufacturing

322

1.225 106.9 109.0 6.5 0.7 1.2 1.8 2.0

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.176 130.4 120.3 7.9 0.2 3.2 -2.0 -7.7

Chemical manufacturing

325

9.020 126.9 126.1 4.8 1.3 1.1 0.2 -0.6

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.795 115.2 115.4 2.8 0.0 0.1 1.0 0.2

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.985 120.6 120.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

53.053 107.2 106.5 2.0 -0.2 0.6 0.5 -0.7

Primary metal manufacturing

331

5.134 168.1 162.1 33.0 0.3 5.5 3.5 -3.6

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.701 118.2 118.4 1.8 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.2

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.730 113.2 112.9 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.040 87.8 87.3 -1.9 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.6

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.774 112.0 111.9 -0.4 -0.9 0.4 -0.3 -0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

13.245 105.7 105.4 0.0 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.3

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.316 106.0 106.1 -2.7 -0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.113 112.4 111.8 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.5

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

Nonmanufactured articles

  6.852 134.9 144.8 12.9 2.4 1.3 5.5 7.3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.600 143.0 141.6 -6.7 3.6 -1.0 1.8 -1.0

Crop production

111

4.237 146.5 144.8 -7.9 3.9 -1.2 1.8 -1.2

Mining

21

2.252 110.2 137.1 78.5 -0.4 6.8 13.8 24.4

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

1.768 126.8 166.8 89.1 4.9 9.4 17.2 31.5

Manufactured articles

  90.261 112.7 112.0 3.4 0.5 1.0 0.3 -0.6

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.627 126.0 126.6 5.1 0.4 1.0 0.7 0.5

Food manufacturing

311

4.505 141.6 142.4 4.9 0.5 1.2 0.9 0.6

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.503 103.1 103.0 -3.7 -0.9 -2.5 0.0 -0.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.368 102.2 104.7 2.3 0.5 -0.7 0.0 2.4

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

23.994 120.6 118.4 7.4 1.7 2.5 0.4 -1.8

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.458 116.1 116.1 11.7 0.0 3.0 1.0 0.0

Paper manufacturing

322

1.972 118.4 121.0 9.5 0.4 1.7 2.7 2.2

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

3.721 125.5 116.8 9.7 7.0 6.5 -2.0 -6.9

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.966 123.1 121.3 8.6 1.2 2.2 0.7 -1.5

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.045 107.1 106.7 -1.2 -0.2 -0.6 1.1 -0.4

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.832 113.1 112.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.7

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

59.639 108.5 108.1 1.7 0.1 0.5 0.2 -0.4

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.982 146.8 147.1 22.9 -0.6 2.8 2.7 0.2

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.752 121.6 121.0 -0.1 -0.5 0.8 0.0 -0.5

Machinery manufacturing

333

12.563 114.8 114.7 2.6 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.514 92.6 91.7 -2.1 0.2 0.3 -0.2 -1.0

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.387 108.0 108.1 1.1 0.0 -1.6 0.1 0.1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.091 111.1 111.1 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.998 110.5 109.8 0.1 0.0 1.3 0.0 -0.6

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

Live animals; animal products

I

1.125 144.6 143.1 10.9 3.3 3.2 2.8 -1.0

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.265 188.0 184.5 22.3 4.3 3.4 4.2 -1.9

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.572 106.7 107.7 7.9 1.8 2.6 2.5 0.9

Vegetable products

II

1.542 176.8 168.8 4.7 2.4 1.2 2.6 -4.5

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.443 344.9 326.2 11.3 14.9 -3.7 4.9 -5.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.434 115.2 106.8 2.9 -0.7 5.6 2.7 -7.3

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.284 168.6 170.1 5.6 -1.5 7.1 -2.0 0.9

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

III

0.211 103.8 101.4 - 4.3 0.6 -0.6 -2.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.276 141.1 141.0 4.9 -0.4 -0.1 0.9 -0.1

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.217 104.9 96.8 - -2.2 0.2 4.7 -7.7

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

19

0.239 114.4 116.9 6.2 -0.7 0.3 1.5 2.2

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

20

0.285 130.1 129.5 3.6 -0.2 -0.9 0.6 -0.5

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.899 118.6 117.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -1.0

Mineral products

V

20.866 260.1 250.7 11.7 1.3 2.6 -4.1 -3.6

Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plaster materials, lime & cement (Dec. 2009=100)

25

0.189 102.4 102.0 - 0.2 1.7 0.2 -0.4

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

27

20.462 256.9 247.0 11.6 1.3 2.7 -4.2 -3.9

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.329 140.9 139.2 6.0 1.2 0.6 0.5 -1.2

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.999 289.2 277.7 23.7 5.7 1.9 3.6 -4.0

Organic chemicals

29

2.767 134.9 133.3 7.0 1.5 0.7 0.3 -1.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.807 117.7 117.5 3.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.321 104.7 101.8 - 2.8 1.2 -1.7 -2.8

Tanning & dyeing extracts; dye & pigments; varnish & paints; putty

32

0.166 109.3 106.7 2.7 -1.8 -0.9 -1.4 -2.4

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.406 119.4 116.5 -1.9 -1.1 0.9 -0.3 -2.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.502 95.1 95.1 5.3 0.6 1.2 0.5 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.004 137.5 137.3 5.9 1.2 1.8 0.7 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.878 132.1 131.8 2.0 0.9 2.2 0.2 -0.2

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.126 147.9 147.9 13.1 1.8 1.0 1.5 0.0

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

VIII

0.587 114.4 114.5 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1

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

42

0.534 114.9 114.9 0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

IX

0.907 136.7 135.6 23.0 3.8 3.0 4.0 -0.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.367 110.8 112.7 4.3 0.6 0.8 1.7 1.7

Pulp wood, waste paper, and paperboard (Dec. 2009=100)

47

0.214 121.6 129.1 - 2.7 3.5 5.6 6.2

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

48

0.886 103.7 104.8 -2.8 0.2 0.5 1.1 1.1

Printed matter

49

0.267 121.3 121.4 1.3 -0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.930 103.0 103.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.882 97.8 98.0 -1.5 0.0 0.3 -0.7 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.863 103.5 103.3 -0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.527 93.5 93.5 3.5 -0.2 0.0 1.3 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.196 106.1 106.2 -1.7 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.017 105.2 105.3 -1.8 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

XIII

0.876 124.0 123.8 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

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

68

0.311 117.5 117.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.276 139.8 139.7 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.289 114.9 114.3 -3.5 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5

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

XIV

2.813 162.5 162.1 15.3 -0.6 2.1 2.8 -0.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

6.262 186.1 181.0 19.8 0.7 4.2 2.0 -2.7

Iron and steel

72

1.453 240.0 240.7 37.7 5.2 6.1 2.5 0.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.837 148.9 149.9 7.4 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.7

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.721 350.3 317.5 35.2 -2.4 7.2 0.6 -9.4

Nickel and articles thereof (Dec. 2009=100)

75

0.226 148.5 130.4 - 3.3 17.3 13.9 -12.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.860 141.8 132.8 25.6 -2.3 4.9 1.6 -6.3

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

82

0.361 117.9 117.9 0.4 -0.2 0.3 -0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.408 126.8 126.5 -3.0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

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

XVI

25.348 86.8 86.5 -0.5 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

12.738 88.1 87.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.3

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

85

12.610 85.5 85.2 -0.7 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

11.223 109.8 109.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.3 0.0 -0.4

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

10.132 108.8 108.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4

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

88

0.998 114.1 113.8 -1.5 -1.4 0.1 0.0 -0.3

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

XVIII

3.245 101.2 100.8 -1.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.939 98.9 98.7 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.227 122.3 119.2 -3.4 -1.9 0.1 -0.1 -2.5

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.830 106.4 106.0 -1.6 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.4

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

94

1.950 109.4 109.5 -2.4 -0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.679 100.9 99.8 -1.1 0.2 -0.4 0.1 -1.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.200 119.4 119.9 3.4 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

Live animals; animal products

I

1.742 171.2 173.1 8.4 2.2 2.7 1.7 1.1

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

02

1.022 145.0 145.0 9.9 3.7 4.4 3.9 0.0

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.318 151.9 151.7 7.8 1.6 1.9 -0.7 -0.1

Vegetable products

II

4.186 180.7 177.3 -13.7 2.9 -2.2 2.0 -1.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.772 128.5 131.0 29.4 0.4 6.7 -3.6 1.9

Cereals

10

1.640 181.3 171.4 -22.8 3.0 -6.8 6.1 -5.5

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

12

1.291 196.3 195.7 -17.8 3.2 -1.4 2.0 -0.3

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

III

0.317 111.6 109.4 - 1.6 5.3 4.5 -2.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.400 137.2 138.2 -2.0 -1.2 -0.8 -0.1 0.7

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

20

0.346 105.6 105.5 - 0.3 1.7 1.3 -0.1

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.406 118.1 117.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7 0.2 -0.3

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

22

0.327 102.8 101.9 0.1 0.4 -1.9 0.1 -0.9

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.517 168.3 173.8 -20.7 -5.0 -3.0 -1.5 3.3

Mineral products

V

6.044 257.5 270.2 32.5 2.9 6.7 3.9 4.9

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

27

5.334 249.4 263.5 32.9 3.6 6.7 2.9 5.7

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

12.195 147.1 144.8 6.7 1.2 2.0 1.0 -1.6

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.068 184.8 184.3 0.2 0.6 1.8 6.6 -0.3

Organic chemicals

29

3.105 155.3 148.7 7.4 1.6 4.5 -1.0 -4.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.970 123.7 121.9 4.9 0.2 1.0 -0.2 -1.5

Tanning or dyeing extracts, dyes, paints, varnish, putty, & inks

32

0.539 116.2 113.8 -0.2 0.0 2.0 0.0 -2.1

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.717 124.8 123.2 -1.4 -1.2 0.6 0.6 -1.3

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

34

0.433 118.5 117.8 2.7 -0.5 1.0 1.5 -0.6

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

2.063 141.4 142.2 8.2 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.6

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.096 138.8 137.0 5.5 0.3 1.7 0.7 -1.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.144 132.7 130.6 4.3 0.3 2.2 0.6 -1.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

0.952 165.7 165.7 11.2 0.4 -0.3 0.9 0.0

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

VIII

0.379 121.9 121.1 53.1 3.2 3.1 1.3 -0.7

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

IX

0.561 110.8 111.2 8.5 -0.6 1.9 0.6 0.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.496 117.6 116.8 8.9 1.2 1.2 1.9 -0.7

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.705 132.3 126.7 35.9 3.8 0.6 5.8 -4.2

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

48

1.290 112.9 114.1 1.8 0.5 1.7 0.7 1.1

Printed material

49

0.501 116.7 116.4 0.3 -0.1 0.4 0.1 -0.3

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.987 114.1 115.6 13.4 2.8 1.3 0.2 1.3

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.659 128.6 132.1 44.7 8.6 3.0 0.9 2.7

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc. (Dec. 2008=100)

XIII

0.788 116.1 115.8 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.6 -0.3

Glass and glassware

70

0.416 97.7 97.1 -3.0 -0.8 -0.5 -1.0 -0.6

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

XIV

4.926 208.3 210.5 23.0 0.2 3.0 1.9 1.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

6.020 166.5 160.0 11.5 1.2 4.0 -0.4 -3.9

Iron and steel

72

1.859 206.2 194.3 29.5 2.4 8.4 0.0 -5.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.504 158.2 157.7 -3.6 -0.4 1.0 0.0 -0.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.579 227.0 216.4 25.8 6.6 4.7 -5.8 -4.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.926 129.1 116.6 16.0 -0.2 4.6 0.2 -9.7

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

82

0.409 124.2 124.2 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.312 124.4 124.6 2.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

XVI

30.106 95.9 95.5 0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

17.705 107.3 106.6 1.4 0.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.7

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

12.401 83.5 83.5 -1.4 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.196 121.4 121.4 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

8.491 108.5 108.5 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0

Ships, boats and floating structures (Dec. 2009=100)

89

0.290 100.0 100.0 - 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

5.901 106.3 106.0 -1.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.512 108.1 108.1 1.1 -0.7 0.2 0.2 0.0

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.753 118.7 118.9 2.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.646 93.2 92.9 -0.4 -2.1 0.0 0.0 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Percent
of
U.S.
imports(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

Industrialized Countries(2)

41.082 125.8 124.8 4.6 0.0 0.3 -0.2 -0.8

Nonmanufactured articles

5.687 195.4 192.2 12.7 -2.0 -1.0 -5.9 -1.6

Manufactured articles

34.943 120.1 119.3 3.8 0.2 0.5 0.5 -0.7

Other Countries(3)

58.918 125.3 123.6 4.1 0.8 1.3 -0.4 -1.4

Nonmanufactured articles

15.714 264.1 255.3 13.2 3.2 3.6 -2.2 -3.3

Manufactured articles

43.010 105.8 105.1 1.5 0.0 0.7 0.1 -0.7

Canada

15.923 143.1 140.8 9.1 0.0 0.4 -0.8 -1.6

Nonmanufactured articles

5.257 189.1 186.8 14.3 -2.0 -1.3 -6.3 -1.2

Manufactured articles

10.335 134.8 132.6 7.8 0.8 1.1 1.3 -1.6

European Union(4)

16.799 128.8 127.6 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 -0.9

Nonmanufactured articles

0.211 260.6 256.0 11.3 1.4 3.2 0.0 -1.8

Manufactured articles

16.491 126.2 125.1 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 -0.9

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.948 121.6 121.1 0.4 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.4

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.572 112.6 111.2 2.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.2 -1.2

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.566 126.3 125.3 3.7 0.8 0.1 0.3 -0.8

Latin America(5)

17.999 158.0 155.3 5.9 1.2 1.6 -1.2 -1.7

Nonmanufactured articles

6.186 282.4 273.8 7.7 3.5 2.3 -3.7 -3.0

Manufactured articles

11.730 131.9 130.5 4.4 -0.1 1.3 -0.1 -1.1

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

10.275 138.4 137.3 3.1 1.2 1.2 -0.9 -0.8

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

2.141 153.7 146.6 8.1 5.4 3.5 -4.1 -4.6

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

8.085 97.0 97.3 1.5 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.3

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

31.500 101.0 101.0 1.4 -0.1 0.4 0.4 0.0

China (Dec. 2003=100)

16.449 100.6 100.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.3

Japan

6.678 98.4 98.5 1.7 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1

Asian NICs(7)

5.003 87.9 88.0 2.7 -0.1 0.2 0.8 0.1

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.274 95.9 95.7 -1.4 -1.2 0.7 -0.3 -0.2

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

5.380 210.8 205.6 9.8 0.3 3.1 -1.5 -2.5

Footnotes
(1) Percentage of trade figures are based on 2008 trade values.
(2) Includes Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
(3) Includes Eastern Europe, Latin America, OPEC countries, and other countries in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere.
(4) Includes European Union countries.
(5) Includes Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
(6) Includes China, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Asian Newly Industrialized Countries.
(7) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries. Includes Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.
(8) Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
(9) Includes 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: June 2009 to June 2010
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Relative
import-
ance
May
2010(1)
Index Percent change
May
2010
June
2010
Annual Monthly
June
2009
to
June
2010
Feb.
2010
to
Mar.
2010
Mar.
2010
to
Apr.
2010
Apr.
2010
to
May
2010
May
2010
to
June
2010

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 163.6 162.1 22.1 1.3 1.3 2.1 -0.9

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

20.723 133.8 126.4 0.2 -3.3 0.2 0.8 -5.5

Asia

70.978 150.7 151.1 30.0 3.3 1.6 1.5 0.3

Export Air Freight

100.000 124.9 127.1 8.3 0.6 -0.3 1.1 1.8

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

38.437 114.9 117.7 11.4 1.1 -0.2 0.8 2.4

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 146.8 146.2 16.9 0.8 0.4 1.3 -0.4

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

22.457 124.5 119.6 0.1 -2.8 -0.3 0.9 -3.9

Asia

67.113 135.9 136.6 25.0 1.7 0.7 1.3 0.5

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 121.3 122.5 9.3 1.5 0.9 1.8 1.0

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

41.325 140.8 142.7 11.8 1.3 2.1 1.3 1.3

Asia

41.899 110.0 110.9 8.0 1.4 -0.5 1.9 0.8

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 160.6 175.3 19.0 5.3 4.2 2.9 9.2

Europe

43.121 177.4 201.7 25.6 9.9 5.2 3.7 13.7

Asia

28.085 139.5 155.6 14.5 2.9 3.6 6.6 11.5

Latin America/Caribbean

12.365 138.3 140.5 23.4 2.7 7.0 -4.9 1.6

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 163.5 174.4 26.2 1.7 2.7 0.9 6.7

Europe

33.910 206.7 244.1 40.0 0.9 4.5 0.6 18.1

Asia

31.188 151.8 149.6 37.0 6.4 -0.8 7.1 -1.4

Latin America/Caribbean

20.764 160.5 166.5 15.9 1.4 3.3 -3.9 3.7

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2008 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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Additional Information -- More detailed data are available on the Import/Export Price Indexes home 
page at (http://www.bls.gov/mxp).  Flat Files and the FTP server are available for users requiring access 
to either a large volume of time series data or other related documentation. The FTP site can be accessed 
at ftp://ftp.bls.gov.   For technical assistance in using the BLS Internet site, send e-mail to 
(labstat.helpdesk@bls.gov).  For Import/Export Price Index data requests, send e-mail to 
(mxpinfo@bls.gov). 

Information from this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request.  
Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.

Last Modified Date: July 14, 2010