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: August 2013 to August 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
July
2014(1)
Index Percent change
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Annual Monthly
Aug.
2013
to
Aug.
2014
Apr.
2014
to
May
2014
May
2014
to
June
2014
June
2014
to
July
2014
July
2014
to
Aug.
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

1.318 199.8 201.2 9.2 -1.0 -1.5 1.8 0.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.315 265.6 272.3 20.5 -0.5 2.4 5.4 2.5

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.687 139.4 137.0 -0.9 -1.4 -3.4 -0.9 -1.7

Vegetable products

II

1.635 198.9 199.6 -0.2 0.3 -6.8 1.3 0.4

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.386 365.3 362.8 2.6 15.3 -13.3 3.2 -0.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.392 97.7 100.4 -11.4 -13.1 -8.8 -3.1 2.8

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.351 250.7 256.1 11.8 6.6 -4.9 3.9 2.2

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

III

0.249 116.1 117.8 2.2 -0.3 0.3 0.3 1.5

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.515 162.6 163.8 3.4 -0.1 0.9 0.6 0.7

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.169 90.4 92.0 1.4 1.7 3.5 -2.1 1.8

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.249 114.2 116.8 16.7 -1.2 6.5 0.1 2.3

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

19

0.243 131.4 131.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

20

0.304 168.6 168.2 2.1 0.3 0.7 -0.6 -0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.948 127.9 128.2 3.2 -0.1 -0.1 1.7 0.2

Mineral products

V

19.899 347.1 331.3 -4.5 1.3 1.6 -1.7 -4.6

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

27

19.639 344.3 328.3 -4.5 1.4 1.7 -1.7 -4.6

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.127 152.5 152.4 2.9 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.607 309.3 307.8 -3.0 2.5 -1.2 -5.0 -0.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.399 136.2 136.2 1.1 -1.0 -0.3 0.8 0.0

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.353 134.2 134.3 7.0 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.316 109.6 108.0 -2.8 -1.2 -2.4 1.2 -1.5

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

32

0.175 102.6 105.3 11.5 -0.4 -0.2 1.4 2.6

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.462 93.2 93.2 -6.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.125 147.0 146.6 -2.3 -0.4 0.1 -0.7 -0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.012 149.9 149.8 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.113 143.3 142.5 -8.1 -1.2 0.2 -2.1 -0.6

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

VIII

0.613 127.8 127.9 1.9 0.5 -0.9 0.1 0.1

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

42

0.577 130.3 130.3 2.7 0.5 -0.2 0.1 0.0

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

IX

0.656 147.7 147.3 2.2 -0.9 0.1 0.9 -0.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.037 113.6 113.6 -0.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

48

0.684 107.3 107.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.193 99.5 99.5 - -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.699 114.1 114.3 0.4 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.833 102.9 102.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.706 119.0 119.7 1.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 0.6

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.548 108.0 108.0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.325 122.1 122.2 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.144 121.5 121.7 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2

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

XIII

0.770 132.9 133.0 0.3 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.1

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

68

0.253 125.4 125.5 -0.6 -0.4 0.9 -0.8 0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.238 141.6 141.8 0.6 -0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.279 129.6 129.5 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

XIV

2.691 185.8 184.3 2.7 -0.7 -1.3 3.1 -0.8

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.348 183.5 184.2 3.1 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.4

Iron and steel

72

1.271 223.3 222.3 3.3 0.5 -0.3 0.4 -0.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.676 154.4 154.7 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.431 324.9 333.6 4.1 1.7 -0.5 -0.7 2.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.726 141.7 143.9 6.4 1.0 2.2 0.6 1.6

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

82

0.391 129.1 129.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.442 136.8 138.3 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 1.1

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

XVI

26.974 84.4 84.4 -0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.024 89.5 89.5 0.0 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

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

85

12.950 79.5 79.4 -1.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

11.963 115.4 115.5 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.6 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

10.952 114.1 114.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.1

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

88

0.911 120.0 119.8 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2

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

XVIII

3.425 104.8 105.1 1.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.128 101.6 102.0 1.1 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.4

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.240 143.1 143.1 1.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.551 113.9 114.0 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1

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

94

2.070 118.3 118.4 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.249 105.9 105.9 0.8 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.231 135.1 135.2 -2.7 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 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

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