Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: February 2014 to February 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Jan.
2015(1)
Index Percent change
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Annual Monthly
Feb.
2014
to
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2014
to
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014
to
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014
to
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015
to
Feb.
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.393 194.7 195.2 0.0 -1.0 -1.6 -1.7 0.3

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.330 247.8 254.6 10.9 -1.4 -3.0 -2.8 2.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.712 135.7 137.3 -7.9 -1.6 -1.9 -0.9 1.2

Vegetable products

II

1.964 203.5 203.4 3.8 -1.9 4.8 -4.9 0.0

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.476 404.3 398.2 21.4 -7.3 18.6 -17.4 -1.5

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.508 101.4 100.8 -7.9 4.5 -1.8 3.7 -0.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.405 264.2 256.3 8.8 -2.7 1.2 1.7 -3.0

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

III

0.281 110.5 108.0 -3.6 -0.4 -2.7 1.3 -2.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.795 161.8 162.3 1.8 -0.6 0.4 -0.4 0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.187 91.5 91.9 6.4 0.0 1.8 -0.2 0.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.252 112.2 112.7 13.6 -6.6 -0.8 2.0 0.4

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

19

0.281 133.8 133.5 1.7 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.2

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

20

0.345 164.7 164.9 -2.2 0.7 0.6 -1.6 0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.046 127.8 127.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Mineral products

V

10.723 186.6 199.0 -42.8 -9.2 -14.8 -19.5 6.6

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

27

10.464 183.3 195.8 -43.2 -9.3 -15.1 -19.8 6.8

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.699 149.1 148.1 -2.5 -0.1 -0.3 -2.1 -0.7

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.705 318.2 302.9 0.3 2.5 -0.5 -6.1 -4.8

Organic chemicals

29

2.466 124.5 122.6 -11.0 -0.6 -1.3 -5.5 -1.5

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.449 135.5 136.2 2.5 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.5

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.401 116.8 116.1 7.3 -1.5 1.5 0.0 -0.6

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

32

0.215 104.4 104.5 4.0 -0.2 -0.5 -0.9 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.551 90.7 90.2 -3.3 -0.6 -0.5 -1.1 -0.6

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.456 144.9 143.7 -3.6 0.1 -0.4 -0.7 -0.8

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.251 149.5 148.2 -0.8 0.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.9

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.205 138.5 137.4 -8.2 0.1 0.4 -2.2 -0.8

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

VIII

0.719 128.3 128.4 0.8 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

42

0.669 130.7 130.7 1.5 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0

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

IX

0.771 145.5 143.9 -3.4 -0.9 0.0 0.2 -1.1

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.734 100.2 99.0 - - - 0.2 -1.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.162 113.1 113.1 -0.8 0.0 0.3 -0.2 0.0

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

48

0.774 107.1 106.9 -0.3 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.462 114.8 114.8 1.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.176 103.9 103.9 1.7 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.958 120.3 120.4 1.3 0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.640 107.4 106.8 -1.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.485 122.7 122.8 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.293 122.0 122.2 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2

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

XIII

0.895 132.2 132.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.268 138.6 137.9 -2.1 -0.1 -1.6 -0.5 -0.5

Glass and glassware

70

0.312 129.0 129.0 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

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

XIV

3.077 173.6 176.2 -1.3 -2.2 0.3 0.4 1.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.565 177.6 174.4 -3.6 -0.7 -0.7 -1.6 -1.8

Iron and steel

72

1.263 212.5 202.9 -8.3 -1.4 -1.1 -2.2 -4.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.714 152.5 150.9 -0.9 -0.6 -0.8 -0.7 -1.0

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.480 301.5 285.6 -17.4 -1.6 -1.0 -3.5 -5.3

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.772 138.2 139.2 2.4 1.1 -1.4 -2.7 0.7

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

82

0.445 128.9 128.9 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.517 138.0 138.1 1.7 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

XVI

29.789 83.4 83.1 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.147 88.6 88.2 -1.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.5

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

85

14.642 78.3 78.3 -1.8 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.727 114.9 114.9 -0.9 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.402 113.5 113.5 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.5 0.0

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

88

1.232 120.2 120.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

3.887 104.1 104.0 -0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.3 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.565 100.9 100.7 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2 -0.2

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.260 142.3 142.9 -0.4 1.7 -0.1 -0.7 0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.041 113.9 113.8 0.7 0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

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

94

2.442 118.9 118.6 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.340 105.1 105.1 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.7 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.259 135.7 135.6 -0.3 -0.7 0.0 0.6 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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