U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

 
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                         U.S. IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES - OCTOBER 2009

The U.S. Import Price Index rose 0.7 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, 
led by a 1.8 percent increase in fuel prices. The rise followed a 0.2 percent increase in September. U.S. 
export prices advanced 0.3 percent in October after decreasing 0.2 percent the previous month.

 
Imports

All Imports: The increase in U.S. imports in October continued the recent upward trend for the index. 
Import prices have risen in seven of the past eight months and were up 8.1 percent over that period. Despite 
the recent increases, import prices declined 5.7 percent for the year ended in October driven by a 12.8 
percent drop in prices between October 2008 and January 2009.     

Fuel Imports: Prices for import fuel advanced 1.8 percent in October after a 1.5 percent decline the 
previous month. A 24.1 percent increase in natural gas prices led the overall advance in October, while 
petroleum prices were also a contributing factor, advancing 0.9 percent. However, the price indexes for 
natural gas and petroleum both declined over the past year, falling 46.4 percent and 12.2 percent, 
respectively.

All Imports Excluding Fuel: Nonfuel import prices rose 0.4 percent in October as higher prices for 
industrial supplies and materials, finished goods, and foods, feeds, and beverages all contributed to the 
advance. Prices for nonfuel imports rose between 0.4 percent and 0.5 percent in each of the past three 
months, the largest monthly advances since a 0.6 percent increase in July 2008. The index declined 2.9 
percent over the past 12 months as sharp decreases at the end of 2008 more than offset the recent rises.  


Table A. Percent changes
  
Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Fuel
imports
Nonfuel
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2008

October

-6.0 -20.8 -0.8 -2.1 -8.4 -1.4

November

-7.4 -27.8 -1.7 -3.2 -6.9 -2.8

December

-4.6 -22.2 -1.1 -2.2 -6.1 -1.9

2009

January

-1.3 -4.7 -0.7 0.7 5.9 0.3

February

0.0 2.7 -0.4 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2

March

0.5 7.8 -0.6 -0.7 -3.4 -0.4

April

1.1 7.5 0.1 0.5 3.7 0.2

May

1.7 9.8 0.2 0.4 3.6 0.3

June

2.7 16.0 0.2 1.0 4.2 0.6

July

(r)-0.6 (r)-2.6 -0.2 -0.3 -4.9 (r)0.1

August

(r)1.5 (r)6.9 (r)0.4 (r)0.6 0.2 0.7

September

(r)0.2 (r)-1.5 (r)0.5 (r)-0.2 (r)-3.0 (r)0.1

October

0.7 1.8 0.4 0.3 -1.0 0.3

Oct. 2007 to 2008

4.9 4.5 4.8 4.0 6.0 3.8

Oct. 2008 to 2009

-5.7 -15.4 -2.9 -3.4 -10.0 -2.7

Footnotes
(r) Revised


Exports 

All Exports: Export prices rose 0.3 percent after falling 0.2 percent in September. Rising nonagricultural 
prices more than offset a drop in the price index for agricultural exports. Prices of overall exports decreased 
3.4 percent for the October 2008-2009 period.       

Agricultural Exports: Agricultural prices fell for the third time in the past four months in October, 
declining 1.0 percent after recording a 3.0 percent decrease in September. Falling prices for soybeans and 
wheat, down 7.5 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively, continued to drive agricultural prices lower. In 
contrast, a 9.2 percent rise in corn prices partially offset those declines. The price index for overall 
agricultural prices decreased 10.0 percent for the year ended in October. 

All Exports Excluding Agriculture: Prices for nonagricultural exports increased 0.3 percent in October 
and have risen 2.3 percent since March. Higher prices for nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials 
and most of the major finished goods areas contributed to the advance. Despite the recent increases, a 4.6 
percent drop in prices for the final two months of 2008 drove the index down 2.7 percent over the past year. 

 

                                    SELECTED OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS


Import Prices

Nonfuel Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials 
increased 1.6 percent in October after rising 2.8 percent the previous month. Rising prices for metals and 
chemicals were a major factor for the increases in both October and September. 

Finished Goods: Prices for each of the major finished goods areas rose in October. Prices for automotive 
vehicles advanced 0.6 percent, the largest increase since a 0.6 percent rise in December 2007. The October 
increase was partially attributable to year-end model changeovers. The price index for consumer goods 
advanced 0.3 percent, the largest gain for the index since a 0.6 percent increase in April 2008. Capital goods 
prices advanced 0.2 percent, the largest increase since a similar 0.2 percent rise in July 2008. The increase 
was led by higher prices for electrical generating equipment.   

Foods, Feeds, and Beverages: Prices for foods, feeds, and beverages ticked up 0.1 percent in October. The 
modest advance followed increases of 0.5 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively, in September and August. 
For October, higher prices for fruit and coffee more than offset falling meat and fish prices.  

Imports by Locality of Origin: Higher fuel prices drove import prices from Canada in October, up 1.2 
percent. The October increase followed advances of 0.9 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively, in the 
previous two months. The price indexes of imports from the European Union, Mexico, China, and Japan 
also rose in October - up 0.6 percent, 0.7 percent, 0.1 percent, and 0.2 percent, respectively.  

Transportation Services: Import air passenger fares advanced 6.4 percent in October, the first increase 
since a 13.0 percent jump in June. The October advance was led by an 8.6 percent rise in European fares.  
Import air freight prices also increased in October, rising 1.5 percent after advancing 0.7 percent the 
previous month.      


Export Prices

Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: The price index for nonagricultural industrial 
supplies and materials increased 1.0 percent in October after ticking up a modest 0.1 percent in September. 
The October advance was driven by higher prices for metals, chemicals, iron and steel mill products, and 
fuel. 

Finished Goods: Finished goods prices were mixed in October. Prices for capital goods and for automotive 
vehicles rose 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. In contrast, consumer goods prices edged down 0.1 
percent.   

Transportation Services: Export air passenger fares rose 4.9 percent in October following a decline of 9.1 
percent in September and an increase of 9.1 percent in August.  Rising prices for European fares and Latin 
American/Caribbean fares contributed to the October advance.  In contrast, export air freight prices fell 0.2 
percent in October, the first monthly decline for the index since a 1.2 percent drop in June. 
		
Import and Export Price Index data for November 2009 are scheduled for release on Friday, 
December 11, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

Table 1. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: October 2008 to October 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

All commodities

  100.000 121.3 122.2 -5.7 -0.6 1.5 0.2 0.7

All imports excluding petroleum

  82.326 107.9 108.7 -3.8 -0.2 0.3 0.4 0.7

All imports excluding fuels (Dec. 2001=100)

  81.147 112.0 112.5 -2.9 -0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

4.689 140.7 140.9 -3.5 -1.1 1.3 0.5 0.1

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

3.639 156.9 157.4 -3.3 -1.5 1.6 0.8 0.3

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

1.050 104.1 103.6 -4.1 -0.2 0.3 -0.4 -0.5

Industrial supplies & materials

1

32.905 182.8 186.0 -12.9 -1.6 4.6 0.2 1.8

Industrial supplies & materials excluding petroleum

  15.231 134.7 138.3 -14.5 -0.8 1.2 1.5 2.7

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

  14.052 152.1 154.5 -10.9 -0.3 1.3 2.8 1.6

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  8.984 146.0 147.9 -8.8 1.8 1.8 3.5 1.3

Industrial supplies & materials nondurable excluding petroleum

  5.068 121.2 126.8 -20.9 -4.1 0.4 -1.2 4.6

Fuels & lubricants

10

18.852 227.8 231.9 -15.4 -2.6 6.9 -1.5 1.8

Petroleum & petroleum products

100

17.674 251.4 253.7 -12.2 -2.4 7.5 -0.9 0.9

Crude

10000

12.804 257.2 261.6 -10.6 -2.2 7.1 -0.7 1.7

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

101

0.991 91.7 109.4 -40.9 -7.2 0.1 -12.3 19.3

Gas-natural

10110

0.790 76.2 94.6 -46.4 -8.5 0.0 -14.7 24.1

Paper & paper base stocks

11

0.669 99.2 100.5 -13.7 -2.7 -0.5 0.6 1.3

Materials associated with nondurable supplies & materials

12

4.475 135.2 138.0 -13.9 -3.8 0.8 1.4 2.1

Selected building materials

13

1.658 119.0 118.8 -1.3 1.7 1.1 -0.3 -0.2

Unfinished metals related to durable goods

14

3.845 205.3 210.8 -10.9 3.6 3.1 7.7 2.7

Finished metals related to durable goods

15

1.866 137.0 137.8 -11.6 0.3 0.9 1.6 0.6

Nonmetals related to durable goods

16

1.539 104.2 104.7 -5.6 -0.2 0.6 0.8 0.5

Capital goods

2

23.412 91.9 92.1 -1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

Electric generating equipment

20

3.016 110.2 110.9 -1.2 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.6

Nonelectrical machinery

21

18.294 86.5 86.6 -1.7 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1

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

22

2.102 123.3 123.3 2.8 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

13.925 108.7 109.4 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.6

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

25.069 104.0 104.3 -0.8 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.3

Nondurables, manufactured

40

11.555 107.8 107.8 -0.3 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

Durables, manufactured

41

12.314 100.5 100.9 -0.9 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.4

Nonmanufactured consumer goods

42

1.201 101.2 101.6 -4.1 -0.1 -0.5 0.4 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description End
Use
Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

All commodities

  100.000 117.9 118.2 -3.4 -0.3 0.6 -0.2 0.3

Agricultural commodities

  8.545 156.8 155.3 -10.0 -4.9 0.2 -3.0 -1.0

Nonagricultural commodities

  91.456 115.1 115.5 -2.7 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.3

Foods, feeds, & beverages

0

7.830 158.1 156.1 -10.8 -5.7 -0.2 -3.9 -1.3

Agricultural foods, feeds & beverages, excluding distilled beverages

00

7.199 160.6 158.7 -11.0 -6.2 -0.2 -4.0 -1.2

Nonagricultural foods (fish, distilled beverages)

01

0.631 137.3 134.3 -9.1 0.5 -1.0 -2.5 -2.2

Industrial supplies & materials

1

27.659 143.9 145.3 -10.2 0.1 2.1 0.2 1.0

Industrial supplies & materials, durable

  10.955 150.7 152.4 -4.7 0.8 2.0 1.8 1.1

Industrial supplies & materials, nondurable

  16.704 140.6 141.7 -13.4 -0.4 2.3 -0.8 0.8

Agricultural industrial supplies & materials

10

1.346 142.0 142.7 -3.9 3.0 2.2 3.0 0.5

Nonagricultural industrial supplies & materials

  26.313 144.3 145.7 -10.4 -0.1 2.2 0.1 1.0

Fuels & lubricants

11

3.778 170.9 172.6 -27.8 -5.3 9.4 -5.9 1.0

Nonagricultural supplies & materials excluding fuels & building materials

12

21.506 142.8 144.2 -7.3 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.0

Selected building materials

13

1.029 114.0 114.6 -1.7 -0.2 0.8 0.3 0.5

Capital goods

2

41.294 103.5 103.7 2.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Electrical generating equipment

20

3.731 107.5 108.0 -1.5 -0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5

Nonelectrical machinery

21

28.624 94.9 95.1 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

22

8.939 137.1 137.1 4.6 0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Automotive vehicles, parts & engines

3

10.321 108.0 108.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1

Consumer goods, excluding automotives

4

12.897 109.2 109.1 -0.7 0.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Nondurables, manufactured

40

5.746 109.3 109.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 -0.2

Durables, manufactured

41

6.054 109.5 109.6 -0.3 1.3 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

  16.073 112.5 115.6 -14.2 -2.8 5.5 -1.0 2.8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

1.712 132.8 132.6 -1.3 -3.5 2.0 1.2 -0.2

Crop production

111

1.228 139.9 139.7 2.9 -5.0 1.9 1.4 -0.1

Mining

21

14.361 110.3 113.7 -15.6 -2.7 6.0 -1.3 3.1

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

212

0.446 129.7 131.8 1.2 -1.6 0.9 0.8 1.6

Manufactured articles

  83.382 107.8 108.2 -3.5 -0.1 0.7 0.4 0.4

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

10.356 107.0 107.2 -1.8 -0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2

Food manufacturing

311

2.441 117.9 118.4 -7.5 -0.1 1.0 0.5 0.4

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.935 107.4 107.7 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3

Textile mills

313

0.446 112.5 112.8 -0.4 0.6 0.3 -0.2 0.3

Textile product mills

314

0.798 99.4 100.5 -1.5 0.6 0.0 0.0 1.1

Apparel manufacturing

315

4.176 101.9 101.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Leather and allied product manufacturing

316

1.560 107.2 107.2 0.9 -0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

17.937 115.4 115.4 -7.8 -1.5 2.6 -0.3 0.0

Wood product manufacturing

321

1.006 94.5 94.3 -1.3 3.7 1.7 -0.4 -0.2

Paper manufacturing

322

1.202 99.0 99.4 -11.6 -3.2 -0.6 0.6 0.4

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

4.110 116.7 114.4 -16.7 -2.9 10.8 -2.8 -2.0

Chemical manufacturing

325

8.515 119.8 121.0 -6.4 -1.6 0.3 0.9 1.0

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

1.840 112.0 112.0 -1.4 -0.4 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

1.156 119.6 119.3 1.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.3

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

55.090 105.6 106.1 -2.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.363 136.1 138.3 -15.4 2.4 2.6 6.3 1.6

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.785 115.8 116.7 -4.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.8

Machinery manufacturing

333

6.912 112.4 112.9 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

15.085 88.9 89.0 -3.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

4.012 112.6 113.0 -1.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.4

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

15.123 106.1 106.8 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.7

Furniture and related product manufacturing

337

1.571 109.3 109.0 -2.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.5 -0.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

5.238 111.8 112.2 1.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.4

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 December 2005=100, unless otherwise noted
Description NAICS Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

Nonmanufactured articles

  5.787 114.4 117.6 -10.4 -6.7 1.2 -5.5 2.8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11

4.529 131.3 131.9 -10.7 -7.7 0.4 -6.5 0.5

Crop production

111

4.185 134.7 135.5 -11.1 -8.1 0.1 -6.9 0.6

Mining

21

1.258 76.8 85.5 -9.5 -2.3 4.4 -1.9 11.3

Mining (except oil and gas)

212

0.985 90.3 91.0 -5.2 -1.8 2.3 1.9 0.8

Manufactured articles

  92.235 109.0 109.2 -2.4 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2

Manufactured goods, part 1

31

6.639 121.4 120.3 -3.5 0.0 -0.1 0.8 -0.9

Food manufacturing

311

4.472 136.5 134.5 -4.3 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 -1.5

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

312

0.517 107.0 107.2 3.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2

Apparel manufacturing

315

0.390 102.7 102.8 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1

Manufactured goods, part 2

32

21.965 111.2 111.1 -10.1 -0.1 1.5 -0.5 -0.1

Wood product manufacturing

321

0.459 106.9 107.6 -4.4 1.1 1.2 0.6 0.7

Paper manufacturing

322

1.873 109.7 111.0 -4.7 -1.0 -0.1 0.4 1.2

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing

324

2.258 102.1 102.8 -34.1 -9.2 13.5 -7.0 0.7

Chemical manufacturing

325

14.361 114.1 113.7 -7.3 1.6 0.4 0.2 -0.4

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

326

2.163 107.8 107.2 -4.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.6

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

327

0.851 111.8 111.7 0.4 -1.7 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Manufactured goods, part 3

33

63.631 106.9 107.3 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4

Primary metal manufacturing

331

4.356 125.7 129.5 -5.8 0.5 1.2 3.2 3.0

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

332

2.839 121.7 121.3 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 -0.3

Machinery manufacturing

333

12.754 112.6 112.9 1.3 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

334

16.526 93.9 94.1 0.7 -0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

335

3.609 107.3 107.1 -0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Transportation equipment manufacturing

336

18.241 110.2 110.3 2.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

339

4.951 110.6 110.4 -1.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.145 131.7 133.5 -3.7 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.4

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.262 157.5 155.6 -8.3 1.8 1.7 0.9 -1.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.553 99.2 99.6 -5.2 -0.6 0.5 -0.5 0.4

Vegetable products

II

1.430 158.6 158.3 0.5 -4.7 1.9 1.3 -0.2

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.426 293.4 294.5 22.6 -3.6 -1.1 5.0 0.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.412 98.9 102.0 -6.4 -7.3 2.5 0.3 3.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.258 155.4 157.7 2.6 -8.6 10.3 -4.3 1.5

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.298 136.4 136.5 -0.5 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.1

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

19

0.250 112.8 110.8 -1.5 1.3 0.4 0.8 -1.8

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

20

0.279 125.8 125.6 -10.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 -0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.939 116.7 116.9 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2

Mineral products

V

18.995 229.7 234.2 -14.3 -2.7 6.8 -1.5 2.0

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

27

18.612 226.5 231.0 -15.1 -2.7 6.9 -1.6 2.0

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

7.713 131.0 132.9 -8.0 -1.1 0.5 0.5 1.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.770 216.3 244.6 -16.6 -9.3 -3.9 10.6 13.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.458 126.1 126.4 -5.2 0.6 1.8 -1.2 0.2

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.724 114.2 114.1 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.1 -0.1

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

32

0.175 107.3 106.2 0.5 0.6 0.0 2.7 -1.0

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.426 121.0 121.5 -2.8 1.3 0.2 0.4 0.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.423 90.1 90.0 -9.7 -0.8 0.1 0.4 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

2.900 127.1 127.6 -6.3 -2.9 0.3 0.6 0.4

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.877 123.9 124.3 -5.8 -4.4 0.2 0.1 0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.023 133.3 134.1 -7.3 -0.1 0.7 1.3 0.6

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

VIII

0.622 113.6 113.6 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.3 0.0

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

42

0.560 114.5 114.6 0.4 -0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1

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

IX

1.032 115.1 114.2 -2.1 3.1 1.7 -0.3 -0.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.381 104.5 104.8 -9.5 -3.0 -0.6 0.2 0.3

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

48

0.941 101.5 101.1 -11.8 -4.5 -1.3 -0.2 -0.4

Printed matter

49

0.282 119.4 119.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.6 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.252 102.9 103.0 -0.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.981 99.6 99.7 -0.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

2.006 102.8 102.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.539 90.7 91.8 -4.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.271 107.6 107.5 1.0 -0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.071 106.7 106.6 1.0 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

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

XIII

1.030 124.6 124.6 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0

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

68

0.383 117.7 118.0 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3

Ceramic products

69

0.326 139.4 139.5 5.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.321 116.7 116.1 0.3 -0.9 -0.6 0.1 -0.5

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

XIV

2.651 142.2 146.5 5.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.4 3.0

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.815 162.5 164.0 -15.4 1.4 1.8 4.2 0.9

Iron and steel

72

1.281 194.0 199.0 -28.7 2.3 3.4 5.0 2.6

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.722 136.0 137.6 -16.8 -1.9 -1.0 0.3 1.2

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.689 291.9 295.1 5.2 4.5 7.1 11.1 1.1

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.798 123.3 121.1 -15.7 3.5 5.1 7.2 -1.8

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

82

0.391 117.2 116.7 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.4

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.468 128.6 128.4 -2.8 -0.2 -1.2 0.0 -0.2

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

XVI

25.917 87.1 87.4 -1.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

13.078 88.4 88.5 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1

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

85

12.839 85.9 86.3 -2.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.5

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.874 110.3 111.0 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.681 109.2 110.0 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.7

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

88

1.079 115.9 115.9 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

3.211 102.4 102.5 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

2.882 100.1 100.1 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.250 124.0 124.5 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.245 107.9 107.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2

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

94

2.310 112.3 111.9 -1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 -0.4

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.721 101.4 101.2 1.5 0.6 0.2 -0.3 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.214 116.0 116.2 3.2 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

Live animals; animal products

I

1.477 153.3 149.5 -16.3 -1.6 -0.9 -1.6 -2.5

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

02

0.772 123.9 119.9 -18.4 -3.1 -0.9 -2.1 -3.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.366 134.2 130.5 -15.6 0.1 -1.5 -3.2 -2.8

Vegetable products

II

4.363 176.9 175.7 -11.4 -8.7 0.2 -5.8 -0.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.605 107.4 111.2 -0.6 1.5 3.2 1.3 3.5

Cereals

10

1.666 168.3 172.1 -24.4 -17.4 0.2 -8.4 2.3

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

12

1.461 211.4 198.7 -2.1 -3.9 0.0 -7.5 -6.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages,and tobacco

IV

2.517 140.6 140.4 4.6 -0.7 -0.1 0.6 -0.1

Miscellaneous edible preparations

21

0.366 118.1 119.7 -2.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.3 1.4

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

22

0.284 101.9 102.3 - -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.4

Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

23

0.554 206.0 191.2 5.3 -3.5 -2.6 0.0 -7.2

Mineral products

V

3.707 199.7 206.1 -28.3 -7.1 10.3 -4.4 3.2

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

27

3.170 191.8 198.5 -29.9 -7.9 11.4 -5.7 3.5

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

11.731 136.2 136.0 -5.9 0.7 0.0 -0.3 -0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

1.167 176.6 165.7 -21.2 3.8 -1.0 -6.6 -6.2

Organic chemicals

29

3.347 141.3 143.1 -10.7 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

2.689 116.5 116.4 -0.5 -0.3 0.2 0.3 -0.1

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

32

0.542 114.4 114.6 -0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery cosmetic or toilet preparations

33

0.742 126.1 126.2 2.3 -0.2 0.9 0.2 0.1

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

34

0.414 116.1 114.4 -6.8 0.5 0.0 0.7 -1.5

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

1.820 133.0 133.1 2.0 0.5 -0.1 0.8 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

5.403 134.9 133.3 -9.9 2.5 0.5 1.0 -1.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

4.377 129.4 127.7 -9.3 2.6 0.2 0.5 -1.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.026 158.7 158.1 -12.5 2.2 1.7 2.5 -0.4

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

VIII

0.328 97.9 97.4 -14.0 8.7 8.6 4.8 -0.5

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

IX

0.566 102.7 103.1 -7.9 -1.5 1.5 0.2 0.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

2.382 107.8 108.0 -7.1 -0.4 0.4 0.5 0.2

Woodpulp and recovered paper

47

0.544 99.5 102.8 -15.4 1.4 2.4 2.8 3.3

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

48

1.299 109.6 110.1 -4.1 -1.5 -0.3 -0.5 0.5

Printed material

49

0.538 117.5 113.0 -3.9 0.8 0.1 0.3 -3.8

Textile and textile articles

XI

1.983 103.3 105.2 -1.9 1.3 -0.4 0.5 1.8

Cotton, including yarns and woven fabrics thereof

52

0.564 96.1 101.9 -0.8 4.6 -0.6 1.3 6.0

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

XIII

0.829 114.4 114.6 1.0 -1.3 0.0 0.0 0.2

Glass and glassware

70

0.434 97.5 97.6 -1.9 -2.6 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

XIV

3.925 176.8 181.7 3.9 1.6 -0.1 1.7 2.8

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.309 152.2 152.2 -8.1 0.9 3.5 1.5 0.0

Iron and steel

72

1.384 174.5 175.0 -14.8 3.8 8.5 3.3 0.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.449 157.8 157.1 -1.6 -2.2 0.1 -1.4 -0.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.532 195.9 196.8 -13.0 0.9 7.6 4.9 0.5

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.775 112.9 112.5 -10.8 3.5 4.1 4.2 -0.4

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

82

0.405 123.1 123.1 1.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.338 121.7 122.0 -6.5 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.2

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

XVI

31.339 95.7 95.9 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

18.087 105.8 106.1 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts and accessories thereof

85

13.252 84.7 84.8 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

15.798 120.3 120.5 2.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.059 107.5 107.8 0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.3

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

XVIII

6.309 108.6 108.5 1.6 0.1 0.5 0.2 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

1.583 108.2 108.4 -0.2 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.2

Furniture; stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings nesoi;

94

0.779 118.8 119.2 1.3 0.5 0.5 1.3 0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

0.680 93.3 93.3 -1.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Percent
of
U.S.
imports(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

Industrialized Countries(2)

42.434 120.3 121.4 -6.5 -0.2 0.7 0.3 0.9

Nonmanufactured articles

4.390 167.6 178.4 -20.7 -1.3 0.8 -1.3 6.4

Manufactured articles

37.621 116.1 116.6 -4.7 -0.1 0.7 0.4 0.4

Other Countries(3)

57.566 120.6 121.5 -5.3 -0.8 2.2 0.2 0.7

Nonmanufactured articles

12.442 232.6 236.3 -10.6 -3.4 6.8 0.0 1.6

Manufactured articles

44.910 104.8 105.2 -3.3 -0.1 1.0 0.4 0.4

Canada

15.963 130.9 132.5 -11.3 -0.6 1.2 0.9 1.2

Nonmanufactured articles

3.979 160.2 171.3 -23.3 -1.3 0.8 -1.4 6.9

Manufactured articles

11.678 125.9 125.5 -7.7 -0.4 1.2 1.5 -0.3

European Union(4)

17.447 125.6 126.3 -2.5 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6

Nonmanufactured articles

0.222 235.8 239.1 -4.3 -0.4 4.9 -1.8 1.4

Manufactured articles

17.133 123.2 123.9 -2.4 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6

France (Dec. 2003=100)

1.954 122.3 123.0 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.6

Germany (Dec. 2003=100)

4.735 110.1 110.9 0.1 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.7

United Kingdom (Dec. 2003=100)

2.660 121.8 122.5 -4.7 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.6

Latin America(5)

17.808 150.0 152.1 -6.3 -1.5 2.7 1.1 1.4

Nonmanufactured articles

5.160 260.0 264.9 -2.5 -4.4 6.6 0.3 1.9

Manufactured articles

12.547 127.7 129.1 -7.5 -0.2 1.0 1.3 1.1

Mexico (Dec. 2003=100)

10.785 133.9 134.8 -3.3 -1.7 1.7 0.6 0.7

Nonmanufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

1.947 136.3 139.5 - -6.5 7.1 0.4 2.3

Manufactured articles (Dec. 2008=100)

8.788 96.4 96.5 - -0.3 0.1 0.7 0.1

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

33.590 99.9 100.0 -2.3 -0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1

China (Dec. 2003=100)

16.852 100.4 100.5 -3.0 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Japan

7.488 97.2 97.4 2.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Asian NICs(7)

5.647 86.1 86.1 -6.9 -0.2 0.5 0.2 0.0

ASEAN (Dec. 2003=100)(8)

5.729 97.2 96.6 -3.6 -0.3 0.4 0.0 -0.6

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

3.992 192.7 194.7 -10.7 -2.6 5.6 0.0 1.0

Footnotes
(1) Percentage of trade figures are based on 2007 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: October 2008 to October 2009 2000=100, unless otherwise noted
Description Relative
import-
ance
Sept.
2009(1)
Index Percent change
Sept.
2009
Oct.
2009
Annual Monthly
Oct.
2008
to
Oct.
2009
June
2009
to
July
2009
July
2009
to
Aug.
2009
Aug.
2009
to
Sept.
2009
Sept.
2009
to
Oct.
2009

Air Freight

Import Air Freight

100.000 134.4 136.4 -10.2 0.5 0.1 0.7 1.5

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

23.348 133.1 136.0 -13.9 3.3 1.1 1.1 2.2

Asia

66.936 115.8 117.5 -7.4 -0.8 -0.3 0.7 1.5

Export Air Freight

100.000 121.6 121.4 -14.3 1.7 0.5 1.3 -0.2

Europe (Dec. 2006=100)

36.875 111.0 111.0 -17.5 2.5 0.0 2.5 0.0

Inbound Air Freight

100.000 126.4 128.0 -13.3 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.3

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

25.278 124.7 126.4 -18.0 2.7 0.6 1.1 1.4

Asia

62.770 109.2 110.7 -9.6 -1.1 0.6 0.4 1.4

Outbound Air Freight

100.000 112.0 111.7 -21.5 0.3 -1.2 0.9 -0.3

Europe (Dec. 2003=100)

40.092 129.4 129.4 -19.9 0.0 0.3 1.1 0.0

Asia

41.422 102.8 102.8 -19.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.6 0.0

Air Passenger Fares

Import Air Passenger Fares

100.000 137.9 146.7 -11.6 -3.1 -2.2 -1.1 6.4

Europe

44.588 147.0 159.6 -9.4 -6.0 -5.3 2.8 8.6

Asia

28.099 124.4 129.5 -5.0 -0.4 -4.0 -4.3 4.1

Latin America/Caribbean

11.609 117.6 120.3 -7.2 7.8 4.5 -8.3 2.3

Export Air Passenger Fares

100.000 141.3 148.2 -8.6 3.0 9.1 -9.1 4.9

Europe

31.472 166.9 172.2 -16.0 6.7 -0.3 -10.1 3.2

Asia

34.877 122.2 122.7 -6.5 2.9 22.7 -11.4 0.4

Latin America/Caribbean

20.729 144.2 151.5 -8.7 4.1 3.9 -7.3 5.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2007 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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