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: April 2015 to April 2016 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Mar.
2016(1)
Index Percent change
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
Annual Monthly
Apr.
2015
to
Apr.
2016
Dec.
2015
to
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2016
to
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2016
to
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2016
to
Apr.
2016

Live animals; animal products

I

1.464 182.9 189.4 -0.4 1.8 1.2 0.2 3.6

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.365 218.7 228.7 -4.7 -1.3 4.5 -3.1 4.6

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.764 134.6 140.9 5.5 2.8 -0.5 2.0 4.7

Vegetable products

II

1.988 192.3 192.5 -2.1 1.5 -6.2 -3.4 0.1

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.480 424.6 429.0 5.1 13.3 -24.0 -5.2 1.0

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.587 94.1 92.3 -7.2 -4.5 3.9 -2.8 -1.9

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.365 224.8 226.5 -7.3 -2.6 0.3 -0.5 0.8

Oilseeds & misc grains, seeds, plants, straw & fodder (Dec. 2015=100)

12

0.169 101.5 103.4 - 3.0 -0.8 -0.7 1.9

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

III

0.276 102.6 106.7 2.9 0.7 1.9 2.9 4.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.826 159.1 159.6 -1.2 -0.5 -0.2 0.7 0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.196 86.1 86.2 -5.4 -0.1 0.2 1.3 0.1

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.244 110.7 111.6 3.1 -5.5 -2.7 4.2 0.8

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

19

0.292 132.4 133.1 0.7 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.5

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

20

0.332 155.3 155.8 -3.5 -0.1 -0.4 0.9 0.3

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.059 128.5 128.6 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1

Mineral products

V

6.454 114.7 118.4 -36.7 -15.9 -6.8 7.6 3.2

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

27

6.193 111.6 115.2 -37.4 -16.4 -7.0 8.0 3.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.097 146.9 146.9 -1.1 0.6 0.8 -1.0 0.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.585 265.6 263.6 -13.3 -2.2 -1.2 -1.0 -0.8

Organic chemicals

29

2.429 119.9 120.2 -2.9 1.2 -0.6 -2.2 0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.961 142.4 142.4 4.2 -0.1 2.5 0.2 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.291 77.0 76.6 -31.4 -10.1 0.2 -7.7 -0.5

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

32

0.192 97.2 97.3 -1.0 -2.2 0.6 1.0 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.692 102.6 101.3 11.9 14.7 0.2 0.0 -1.3

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.554 135.3 135.6 -4.8 -1.0 -0.2 -0.5 0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.290 139.4 139.4 -5.0 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.0

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.264 129.6 130.4 -4.2 -0.9 0.3 -1.1 0.6

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

VIII

0.731 124.8 125.1 -2.4 -0.5 -0.8 -0.4 0.2

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

42

0.696 129.4 129.8 -0.7 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.3

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

IX

0.819 136.0 138.6 -0.8 0.1 -0.4 0.9 1.9

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

44

0.793 93.3 95.2 -0.7 0.1 -0.5 1.0 2.0

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.186 110.2 109.7 -2.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.4 -0.5

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

48

0.802 104.5 104.4 -1.7 -0.9 0.2 0.4 -0.1

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.216 100.4 100.4 - 0.1 -0.1 0.4 0.0

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.635 113.4 113.4 -1.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.333 103.7 103.7 -0.5 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.954 119.9 119.9 -0.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.652 103.2 103.1 -3.4 -0.7 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.575 123.1 123.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.368 122.2 122.2 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0

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

XIII

0.987 131.6 131.9 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2015=100)

68

0.342 99.4 99.8 - -0.6 -0.4 0.4 0.4

Ceramic products

69

0.290 137.5 137.5 -0.8 0.3 -0.1 -0.7 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.355 129.4 129.7 0.3 -0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

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

XIV

3.109 168.0 167.7 -2.4 0.6 1.4 3.3 -0.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.446 151.6 153.4 -9.7 -1.8 -0.5 0.3 1.2

Iron and steel

72

1.208 149.9 156.6 -16.1 -4.4 -0.7 0.1 4.5

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.772 138.9 139.1 -7.0 -1.2 -0.7 -0.3 0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.380 248.8 254.2 -12.5 -2.6 -2.1 2.9 2.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.741 120.6 120.7 -11.3 -0.7 -0.4 0.4 0.1

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

82

0.468 125.5 125.6 -2.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.541 136.7 136.8 -1.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

XVI

31.564 81.2 81.0 -2.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.029 86.2 86.0 -2.3 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

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

85

15.535 76.4 76.2 -2.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.749 114.0 114.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.203 112.5 112.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.2

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

88

1.473 120.3 120.3 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

4.138 103.6 103.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.9 -0.1 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.799 100.4 100.3 -0.2 -0.2 1.0 -0.2 -0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.274 141.5 141.8 -0.1 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.312 112.1 112.2 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

94

2.637 116.6 116.7 -0.9 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.388 103.6 103.6 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.288 135.4 135.4 0.7 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2014 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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