Export prices down four months in a row
June 14, 2001
The Export Price Index decreased for the fourth straight month, down 0.3 percent in May.
The price index for agricultural exports declined 0.1 percent in May, after falling 0.7 percent in April. For the year ended in May, prices for agricultural exports were down 1.4 percent.
Nonagricultural export prices also declined in May, down 0.3 percent after decreasing 0.1 percent in April. For the year ended in May, the index fell 0.6 percent. Over the same time period, overall export prices also fell 0.6 percent.
These data are a product of the BLS International Price program. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes - May 2001," news release USDL 01-173. Note: export price data are subject to revision in each of the three months after original publication.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Export prices down four months in a row on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/june/wk2/art04.htm (visited June 26, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.