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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 2020 to March 2021 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Feb.
2021(1)
Index Percent change
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Annual Monthly
Mar.
2020
to
Mar.
2021
Nov.
2020
to
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2020
to
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2021
to
Feb.
2021
Feb.
2021
to
Mar.
2021

Live animals; animal products

I

1.371 199.0 203.8 5.1 1.3 2.4 0.4 2.4

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.390 287.8 295.5 14.3 1.1 1.3 3.8 2.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.696 134.7 139.2 -0.4 1.6 3.0 -2.2 3.3

Vegetable products

II

1.970 212.3 219.6 7.6 -1.2 3.2 2.6 3.4

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.380 426.1 386.2 -8.3 -7.7 3.8 -1.6 -9.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.710 109.3 122.6 6.0 -0.3 5.5 5.5 12.2

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.379 232.5 239.5 11.9 2.4 -0.2 4.5 3.0

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

III

0.325 108.9 116.7 30.8 3.9 2.8 1.4 7.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.078 172.0 172.5 1.3 0.2 0.4 1.2 0.3

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.212 99.8 99.7 -5.7 0.8 -1.4 0.6 -0.1

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

20

0.355 174.1 174.1 2.0 0.2 0.0 3.1 0.0

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.169 143.4 144.0 2.6 0.4 0.3 1.8 0.4

Mineral products

V

8.443 208.5 221.0 53.0 6.9 8.2 11.9 6.0

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

27

8.087 204.1 216.9 55.0 7.1 8.4 12.1 6.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.110 158.2 160.5 2.8 1.1 0.0 0.9 1.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.508 294.3 334.5 16.5 2.5 3.2 2.4 13.7

Organic chemicals

29

2.244 128.2 131.1 3.4 2.8 0.9 0.2 2.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

5.259 153.0 153.4 -0.6 0.1 -1.2 0.2 0.3

Fertilizers (Dec. 2020=100)

31

0.294 112.0 119.8 - - 0.7 11.2 7.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.615 107.9 108.0 7.7 2.5 2.2 -0.1 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.851 151.8 152.9 10.3 0.9 1.7 0.5 0.7

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.505 150.6 151.3 7.3 0.5 1.2 1.3 0.5

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.346 156.4 158.4 16.6 1.4 2.6 -1.0 1.3

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

42

0.536 131.5 131.7 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

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

IX

1.371 254.5 278.7 80.2 3.9 20.2 1.2 9.5

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2019=100)

44

1.348 177.8 195.0 82.6 4.0 20.6 1.2 9.7

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

0.954 112.2 114.5 1.6 -0.1 0.3 0.3 2.0

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

48

0.640 104.7 105.5 -1.9 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.8

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.775 114.5 114.7 0.4 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.933 104.9 105.2 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.599 122.1 122.2 0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.648 100.0 100.1 -1.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.367 123.6 123.7 -0.5 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.145 121.9 122.0 -0.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

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

XIII

0.898 131.1 130.9 -0.9 0.5 0.2 -0.8 -0.2

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2020=100)

68

0.322 98.1 97.8 - - 0.2 -2.1 -0.3

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

XIV

3.054 235.7 243.9 17.4 1.2 4.6 -0.3 3.5

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.718 190.6 196.6 17.9 3.0 3.4 2.4 3.1

Iron and steel

72

1.082 238.4 246.5 23.2 5.1 9.1 2.8 3.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.660 152.9 156.7 7.3 0.7 1.1 2.1 2.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.513 359.4 386.9 52.4 6.2 2.8 4.1 7.7

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

1.043 152.5 157.6 26.7 5.4 3.3 0.1 3.3

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

82

0.431 123.2 123.4 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.529 136.3 137.6 2.8 0.1 1.5 0.3 1.0

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

XVI

29.613 79.3 79.4 0.8 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.269 85.1 85.2 1.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

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

85

14.344 73.7 73.8 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.092 115.4 115.5 1.2 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.876 114.6 114.7 1.2 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2020=100)

88

1.120 100.3 101.0 - - -0.1 0.4 0.7

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

XVIII

4.221 102.6 102.6 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.938 98.7 98.7 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.156 111.1 111.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.5

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

94

2.566 117.5 118.1 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.5

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.322 100.5 100.9 -1.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 0.4

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.268 127.5 127.5 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2019 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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Last Modified Date: April 14, 2021