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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: December 2019 to December 2020 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Nov.
2020(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2019
to
Dec.
2020
Aug.
2020
to
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2020
to
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2020
to
Nov.
2020
Nov.
2020
to
Dec.
2020

Live animals; animal products

I

1.339 191.0 192.6 -3.4 0.4 0.6 -0.1 0.8

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.384 270.0 273.9 -1.6 0.4 -0.9 0.4 1.4

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.691 131.6 132.3 -5.2 0.5 2.4 -0.7 0.5

Vegetable products

II

1.859 202.9 199.3 -0.6 2.4 -0.5 -7.3 -1.8

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.428 451.8 408.4 -17.7 1.3 1.7 -14.8 -9.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.581 98.5 97.4 -2.4 5.9 -2.0 -11.6 -1.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.341 217.3 222.6 5.6 1.4 -3.5 0.3 2.4

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

III

0.288 100.6 103.9 21.0 1.2 1.2 10.3 3.3

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.017 169.0 169.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.4 0.2

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.204 99.8 100.6 -0.8 1.0 0.0 -0.2 0.8

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

20

0.366 168.6 168.9 -1.7 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.133 140.0 140.5 3.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4

Mineral products

V

7.601 161.6 173.6 -18.4 -4.7 -1.0 4.8 7.4

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

27

7.254 157.3 169.3 -19.3 -4.9 -1.1 5.1 7.6

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.599 154.9 156.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.2 1.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.461 271.9 280.5 -8.5 0.2 0.0 1.6 3.2

Organic chemicals

29

2.122 123.4 126.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.6 2.5

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.954 154.4 154.4 0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.1 0.0

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.613 101.0 101.0 -2.1 -0.2 -1.0 -0.4 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.608 103.2 104.4 1.9 0.6 1.0 0.8 1.2

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.874 147.3 148.6 6.2 1.0 0.8 1.1 0.9

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.539 146.1 147.0 3.2 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.335 151.9 154.1 12.5 1.7 1.4 2.1 1.4

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.623 124.3 124.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

42

0.596 131.1 131.3 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2

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

IX

1.149 201.9 211.1 45.6 17.5 2.6 -14.1 4.6

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

44

1.125 140.4 146.9 46.9 17.9 2.7 -14.4 4.6

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.019 111.8 111.6 -2.4 -0.4 -0.7 1.0 -0.2

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

48

0.691 103.8 103.9 -4.3 -0.9 -0.7 0.5 0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.885 114.4 114.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.974 104.8 104.8 -0.7 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.644 122.5 122.2 1.4 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.635 100.2 100.2 -1.2 -0.5 1.0 -0.5 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.377 123.2 123.6 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -1.0 0.3

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.151 121.5 121.9 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -1.1 0.3

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

XIII

0.971 131.5 132.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.7

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

XIV

3.306 223.4 226.1 17.4 2.4 -1.7 0.6 1.2

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.715 174.9 179.9 6.3 1.7 0.0 2.0 2.9

Iron and steel

72

1.133 202.1 212.3 6.5 2.7 2.1 1.2 5.0

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.700 147.3 147.9 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.496 316.2 335.7 24.0 2.3 0.8 4.1 6.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

1.002 139.9 147.4 15.9 2.2 0.2 5.7 5.4

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

82

0.464 122.5 122.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.534 133.7 133.9 -0.8 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.1

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

XVI

30.726 79.0 79.0 0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.676 85.0 84.9 1.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

85

15.050 73.3 73.4 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.992 114.8 114.8 1.2 0.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.860 114.0 114.0 1.3 0.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0

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

XVIII

4.127 102.3 102.4 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.855 98.5 98.5 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.455 110.6 110.8 -0.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 0.2

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

94

2.809 116.5 116.7 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.377 101.0 101.1 -1.2 0.1 -0.4 -0.3 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.270 126.6 126.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2018 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: January 14, 2021