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: May 2014 to May 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Apr.
2015(1)
Index Percent change
Apr.
2015
May
2015
Annual Monthly
May
2014
to
May
2015
Jan.
2015
to
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2015
to
Apr.
2015
Apr.
2015
to
May
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.370 189.8 186.4 -6.4 0.2 -1.9 -1.0 -1.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.318 236.9 240.3 -2.4 2.1 -5.9 -1.2 1.4

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.707 133.7 129.2 -11.3 1.2 -1.2 -1.5 -3.4

Vegetable products

II

1.915 196.7 204.0 -3.2 1.0 -1.7 -1.5 3.7

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.484 408.1 468.7 14.8 1.8 8.9 -4.4 14.8

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.503 99.6 98.6 -10.8 0.3 -1.6 -0.4 -1.0

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.378 244.3 240.5 -5.2 -3.1 -4.6 -0.2 -1.6

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

III

0.267 103.9 105.8 -8.3 -2.0 -0.2 -3.9 1.8

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.812 161.4 160.9 0.5 0.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.3

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.187 91.1 91.3 2.4 0.4 -0.2 -0.7 0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.245 108.2 110.6 3.3 -0.1 -3.6 0.0 2.2

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

19

0.280 132.2 132.0 0.5 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

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

20

0.341 161.2 157.8 -6.4 -0.5 -1.5 -0.7 -2.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.053 127.5 127.6 1.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.1

Mineral products

V

10.773 185.8 207.9 -40.2 -1.9 1.4 1.0 11.9

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

27

10.536 183.0 205.1 -40.5 -1.9 1.5 1.3 12.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.749 148.7 148.9 -2.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.678 303.4 300.7 -8.8 -3.8 -1.8 0.7 -0.9

Organic chemicals

29

2.476 123.9 124.4 -8.2 -1.0 -0.1 0.6 0.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.506 136.5 136.5 2.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.387 111.6 113.7 2.4 -0.4 -0.5 -2.1 1.9

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

32

0.204 98.1 98.2 -3.2 0.1 -4.3 -1.9 0.1

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.563 91.9 92.2 -1.6 -0.6 0.0 1.9 0.3

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.424 142.4 142.2 -3.8 -0.3 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.229 146.8 146.7 -2.0 -0.2 -0.7 -0.8 -0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.195 136.2 135.9 -6.9 -0.6 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2

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

VIII

0.724 128.1 128.0 -0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

42

0.683 130.5 130.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

IX

0.746 139.7 136.1 -6.9 -1.1 -1.8 -1.2 -2.6

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

44

0.721 95.9 93.4 - -1.2 -1.9 -1.2 -2.6

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.162 112.0 112.1 -1.5 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 0.1

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

48

0.775 106.2 106.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2 0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.500 114.6 114.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.202 104.2 104.2 1.2 0.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.976 120.3 120.3 1.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.641 106.7 106.6 -1.2 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.505 123.2 123.3 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.308 122.3 122.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0

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

XIII

0.903 132.3 132.5 -0.2 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.270 138.6 138.7 -1.6 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.316 129.3 129.5 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

XIV

3.085 172.6 171.6 -6.0 1.4 -2.0 0.1 -0.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.370 169.8 169.8 -6.8 -1.7 -1.3 -1.3 0.0

Iron and steel

72

1.118 186.5 182.5 -18.1 -4.7 -2.9 -5.0 -2.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.695 149.5 149.7 -2.4 -0.7 -0.6 -0.7 0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.466 290.6 292.5 -11.1 -4.8 0.8 0.9 0.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.766 136.0 136.2 -1.2 0.7 -2.6 0.3 0.1

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

82

0.448 128.8 128.8 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.522 138.2 138.3 1.2 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

XVI

29.825 82.7 82.6 -2.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.173 88.0 87.8 -2.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

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

85

14.652 77.7 77.7 -2.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.806 114.6 114.6 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.474 113.2 113.2 -1.5 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

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

88

1.238 119.8 119.8 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

XVIII

3.907 103.7 103.6 -1.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.584 100.6 100.5 -1.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.261 141.6 140.8 -2.2 0.4 0.0 -0.9 -0.6

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.050 113.2 113.0 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

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

94

2.441 117.8 117.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.350 104.9 104.8 -0.9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.259 134.4 134.2 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 -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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