As a data user of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) Import and Export Price Indexes, your feedback is important to us. BLS invites you to comment on the technical approach to an upcoming major revision in the sources and methods used to estimate the Import and Export Price Indexes. The revision will increase the number of publishable price indexes and will significantly reduce respondent burden. Your input is valuable as the BLS works to improve the quality and quantity of the Import and Export Price Indexes by replacing directly collected survey data with administrative trade records for select product areas.
Details describing this change are available in the Federal Register Notice, published on September 11, 2023.
We request your comments by October 26, 2023. Comments received will be summarized in the Paperwork Reduction Act clearance package prior to implementation of this change. If you have questions, please email IPP_FRN@bls.gov.
We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for contributing to this important effort.
Last Modified Date: September 11, 2023