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: January 2014 to January 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Dec.
2014(1)
Index Percent change
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Annual Monthly
Jan.
2014
to
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2014
to
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2014
to
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014
to
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014
to
Jan.
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.364 197.8 194.2 0.5 0.0 -1.1 -1.7 -1.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.325 253.6 245.5 9.2 -2.9 -1.5 -3.5 -3.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.692 136.8 135.5 -8.7 1.1 -1.8 -1.8 -1.0

Vegetable products

II

1.991 214.0 200.9 -0.6 4.3 -1.8 4.7 -6.1

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.555 489.7 383.3 -4.4 19.3 -7.3 18.6 -21.7

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.471 97.5 101.0 -8.7 -4.2 4.5 -2.1 3.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.386 261.3 265.0 20.5 3.9 -2.2 1.2 1.4

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

III

0.267 109.0 110.5 -2.0 1.4 -0.4 -2.8 1.4

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.703 162.5 161.8 1.8 -0.4 -0.6 0.4 -0.4

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.180 91.7 91.5 6.8 -0.6 0.0 1.8 -0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.238 110.0 112.2 11.2 1.5 -6.6 -0.8 2.0

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

19

0.270 133.6 134.0 2.1 0.5 -0.1 0.0 0.3

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

20

0.338 167.3 164.4 -0.1 -1.9 0.7 0.6 -1.7

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.008 127.8 127.7 1.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Mineral products

V

13.369 241.4 200.8 -38.8 -7.0 -9.2 -11.3 -16.8

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

27

13.114 238.4 197.7 -39.2 -7.1 -9.3 -11.5 -17.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.548 152.1 148.7 -2.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 -2.2

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.723 338.7 318.8 3.3 6.2 2.5 -0.5 -5.9

Organic chemicals

29

2.513 131.7 122.8 -10.2 -0.7 -0.6 -1.3 -6.8

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.294 134.3 135.8 2.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.3 1.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.387 116.8 116.8 7.0 7.6 -1.5 1.5 0.0

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

32

0.209 105.3 104.4 4.5 0.7 -0.2 -0.5 -0.9

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.537 91.7 90.6 -3.1 -0.4 -0.6 -0.5 -1.2

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.355 146.0 145.0 -2.8 0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.7

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.168 149.4 149.5 0.1 0.7 0.1 -0.7 0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.187 141.6 138.7 -7.9 -0.6 0.1 0.4 -2.0

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

VIII

0.691 128.0 128.3 0.9 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.2

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

42

0.643 130.4 130.7 1.6 0.0 -0.1 0.2 0.2

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

IX

0.741 145.2 145.6 -1.8 -0.9 -0.9 0.0 0.3

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

44

0.705 100.0 100.2 - - - - 0.2

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.122 113.3 113.1 -0.8 -0.3 0.0 0.3 -0.2

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

48

0.745 106.9 107.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 0.1 0.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.269 114.9 114.8 0.7 0.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.099 104.0 103.9 1.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.888 120.3 120.3 1.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.618 107.6 107.4 -0.6 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.432 122.7 122.7 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.247 122.0 122.1 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1

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

XIII

0.865 132.6 132.4 -0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.5 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.260 139.3 138.6 -1.6 0.1 -0.1 -1.6 -0.5

Glass and glassware

70

0.302 129.2 129.1 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

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

XIV

2.953 172.9 173.6 -1.6 -3.2 -2.2 0.3 0.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.454 180.6 177.7 -1.5 -0.9 -0.7 -0.7 -1.6

Iron and steel

72

1.244 217.3 212.6 -2.8 -0.6 -1.4 -1.1 -2.2

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.665 153.7 152.8 0.1 0.3 -0.5 -0.8 -0.6

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.479 312.3 301.5 -12.6 -2.2 -1.6 -1.0 -3.5

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.764 142.0 138.2 2.5 -1.7 1.1 -1.4 -2.7

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

82

0.429 129.1 128.8 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.498 138.1 137.9 1.4 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.1

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

XVI

28.834 83.7 83.4 -1.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.655 89.0 88.6 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4

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

85

14.179 78.7 78.4 -1.8 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.298 115.5 115.1 -0.8 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.021 114.2 113.8 -0.8 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.4

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

88

1.187 120.2 120.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

3.743 104.0 103.4 -1.1 -0.5 0.0 0.0 -0.6

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.431 100.8 100.2 -1.2 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.6

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.252 143.3 142.3 -1.2 -1.4 1.7 -0.1 -0.7

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.899 114.1 113.8 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.3

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

94

2.351 118.8 118.8 1.5 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.301 105.8 104.9 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.9

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.248 134.7 135.3 -0.4 0.7 -0.7 -0.1 0.4

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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