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

Live animals; animal products

I

1.462 182.2 182.6 -4.9 -1.6 1.4 1.4 0.2

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.374 223.6 216.8 -10.1 -3.5 -2.8 5.2 -3.0

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.751 132.0 134.7 -0.9 0.6 2.8 -0.5 2.0

Vegetable products

II

2.063 199.0 192.4 -3.6 3.1 1.5 -6.2 -3.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.507 447.7 424.6 -0.6 4.3 13.3 -24.0 -5.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.605 96.8 94.2 -5.6 2.7 -4.5 3.9 -2.7

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.368 225.9 224.6 -8.3 2.0 -2.6 0.3 -0.6

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

12

0.171 102.2 101.5 - - 3.0 -0.8 -0.7

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

III

0.265 98.4 99.3 -8.1 -5.3 0.7 0.6 0.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.815 158.0 158.8 -1.9 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 0.5

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.194 84.9 86.2 -6.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 1.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.235 106.2 110.7 2.3 -0.3 -5.5 -2.7 4.2

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

19

0.292 132.1 132.4 -0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.2 0.2

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

20

0.330 153.9 155.4 -4.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.5 1.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.059 128.2 128.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2

Mineral products

V

6.073 107.6 113.0 -38.6 -10.1 -16.0 -5.9 5.0

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

27

5.810 104.4 109.8 -39.3 -10.4 -16.4 -6.0 5.2

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.250 149.0 147.3 -0.7 -0.1 1.0 0.8 -1.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.591 267.5 265.5 -11.9 -2.2 -2.6 -1.0 -0.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.529 124.5 121.4 -1.4 0.6 2.8 -0.6 -2.5

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.957 141.8 142.1 4.3 0.2 -0.2 2.4 0.2

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.318 83.8 75.9 -33.4 0.9 -9.0 -0.5 -9.4

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

32

0.190 96.2 97.2 -2.8 -0.2 -2.2 0.6 1.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.694 102.6 102.6 13.7 -0.7 14.7 0.2 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.580 135.9 135.5 -5.6 -0.4 -1.0 -0.3 -0.3

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.300 139.6 139.4 -5.8 -0.2 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.280 130.8 130.1 -5.2 -0.8 -0.9 0.2 -0.5

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

VIII

0.736 125.2 124.7 -2.8 -0.1 -0.5 -0.9 -0.4

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

42

0.689 129.6 129.3 -1.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2

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

IX

0.812 134.5 135.2 -4.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.7 0.5

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

44

0.772 92.2 92.7 -4.5 -0.4 0.1 -0.8 0.5

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.186 109.8 110.2 -2.0 -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.4

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

48

0.802 104.2 104.6 -1.7 -0.1 -0.9 0.3 0.4

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.216 100.1 100.4 - - 0.1 0.0 0.3

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.658 113.5 113.4 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.348 104.0 103.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.959 119.7 119.7 -0.5 -0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.657 103.5 103.2 -3.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.6 -0.3

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.580 123.1 123.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.372 122.1 122.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0

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

XIII

0.990 131.5 131.6 -0.7 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

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

68

0.342 99.0 99.5 - - -0.6 -0.4 0.5

Ceramic products

69

0.293 138.4 137.5 -0.9 0.1 0.3 -0.1 -0.7

Glass and glassware

70

0.355 129.0 129.4 0.2 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.3

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

XIV

3.016 162.6 168.2 -2.5 -2.6 0.6 1.4 3.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.444 151.1 151.5 -12.0 -1.2 -1.8 -0.5 0.3

Iron and steel

72

1.210 149.7 149.8 -23.7 -1.7 -4.4 -0.7 0.1

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.781 139.2 138.8 -7.8 -0.9 -1.3 -0.7 -0.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.370 241.9 248.7 -13.7 -1.5 -2.6 -2.1 2.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.740 120.1 120.5 -11.1 -0.7 -0.7 -0.4 0.3

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

82

0.470 125.6 125.5 -2.7 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.543 136.9 136.7 -1.2 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1

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

XVI

31.714 81.4 81.3 -2.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

16.116 86.4 86.4 -2.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

85

15.598 76.5 76.4 -2.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.4 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.773 113.9 114.0 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

13.223 112.4 112.5 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

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

88

1.476 120.3 120.4 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1

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

XVIII

4.165 104.0 103.9 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 1.4 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.825 100.8 100.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 1.4 -0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.274 141.2 141.8 -0.8 -0.7 0.2 0.6 0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.329 112.2 112.1 -1.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1

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

94

2.647 116.8 116.6 -1.4 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.393 103.7 103.5 -1.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.288 135.4 135.4 0.6 -0.1 1.1 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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