March 18, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Import and export prices fall in February

1-month percent change in the Import and Export Price Indexes, February 2009–February 2010
Month Imports Exports
All imports Fuel imports Nonfuel imports All exports Agricultural
exports
Nonagricultural
exports

Feb 2009

0.0 2.7 -0.4 -0.3 -1.7 -0.2

Mar 2009

0.5 7.8 -0.6 -0.7 -3.4 -0.4

Apr 2009

1.1 7.5 0.1 0.5 3.7 0.2

May 2009

1.7 9.8 0.2 0.4 3.6 0.3

Jun 2009

2.7 16.0 0.2 1.0 4.2 0.6

Jul 2009

-0.6 -2.6 -0.2 -0.3 -4.9 0.1

Aug 2009

1.5 7.0 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.7

Sep 2009

0.2 -1.3 0.4 -0.2 -2.9 0.1

Oct 2009

0.8 3.0 0.4 0.0 -0.7 0.1

Nov 2009

1.5 6.3 0.3 0.8 3.9 0.5

Dec 2009

0.2 -0.2 0.4 0.7 1.8 0.5

Jan 2010

1.3 4.9 0.4 0.7 1.3 0.7

Feb 2010

-0.3 -1.9 0.2 -0.5 -3.8 -0.2

These data featured in the TED article, Import and export prices fall in February.