Import prices in April
May 13, 2004
Prices of overall imports rose 0.2 percent in April 2004, the smallest increase for this index in six months.
The increase was led by a 0.3-percent rise in nonpetroleum import prices, the sixth consecutive monthly increase for the index. In contrast, petroleum prices declined 0.8 percent in April, after rising in each of the prior six months.
Overall import prices increased 4.6 percent for the year ended in April, as prices of petroleum imports rose 23.7 percent while nonpetroleum prices rose 2.4 percent over the same period.
Export prices increased for the eighth consecutive month, as both agricultural and nonagricultural export prices rose in April. Export prices were up 0.6 percent in April.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. Import and export price data are subject to revision. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes - April 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-846.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import prices in April on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/may/wk2/art04.htm (visited May 02, 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.