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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: September 2019 to September 2020 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Aug.
2020(1)
Index Percent change
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020
Annual Monthly
Sep.
2019
to
Sep.
2020
May
2020
to
Jun.
2020
Jun.
2020
to
Jul.
2020
Jul.
2020
to
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2020
to
Sep.
2020

Live animals; animal products

I

1.334 189.8 187.9 -3.7 1.6 -2.7 1.1 -1.0

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.388 271.5 265.4 1.2 7.7 -10.0 2.9 -2.2

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.679 129.1 128.3 -7.6 -2.1 0.6 -0.4 -0.6

Vegetable products

II

1.960 213.3 218.3 7.5 -0.3 -1.1 1.0 2.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.474 498.4 504.2 0.4 -2.4 1.2 2.0 1.2

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.636 107.4 113.7 8.1 -1.4 -5.9 -0.1 5.9

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.349 221.5 223.5 9.9 -0.7 3.7 0.5 0.9

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

III

0.256 89.0 90.1 8.2 -0.8 1.3 3.2 1.2

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

3.021 168.8 169.5 1.7 -0.1 0.0 0.5 0.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.204 99.4 100.5 5.5 0.4 -2.1 0.1 1.1

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

20

0.366 168.4 168.7 -2.1 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.134 139.8 139.9 3.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1

Mineral products

V

7.715 163.6 159.0 -23.9 19.4 14.3 3.7 -2.8

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

27

7.365 159.3 154.6 -24.9 20.6 15.1 3.8 -3.0

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.592 154.4 154.9 -1.0 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.3

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.454 266.9 267.3 -4.8 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.097 121.6 122.0 -3.3 -0.5 0.9 0.3 0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.991 155.1 155.4 0.5 0.1 0.5 -0.1 0.2

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.629 103.3 103.3 0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.2 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.595 100.7 101.0 -1.2 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.3

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.771 143.0 144.4 3.2 1.3 2.4 1.1 1.0

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.497 143.4 144.0 1.0 1.3 1.7 0.9 0.4

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.274 144.5 147.2 7.8 1.3 3.6 1.5 1.9

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

VIII

0.623 124.2 124.4 0.3 0.2 -0.6 -0.1 0.2

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

42

0.598 131.1 131.2 0.4 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 0.1

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

IX

1.129 197.9 241.0 66.3 5.7 9.1 19.1 21.8

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

44

1.104 137.5 168.2 - 5.8 9.4 19.6 22.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.017 111.3 110.8 -5.1 1.9 -0.7 -0.8 -0.4

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

48

0.700 104.9 104.0 -4.8 0.7 -0.5 -1.0 -0.9

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.901 114.5 114.6 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.981 105.0 105.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.648 122.5 122.8 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.636 100.2 100.2 -1.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.1 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.388 123.9 123.7 1.2 0.0 0.2 -0.6 -0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.160 122.1 121.9 0.7 -0.1 0.2 -0.7 -0.2

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

XIII

0.975 131.7 131.7 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0

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

XIV

3.276 220.8 226.2 17.9 2.9 1.2 9.1 2.4

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.524 168.6 171.2 -1.0 0.7 1.0 1.6 1.5

Iron and steel

72

1.070 190.3 194.6 -8.7 0.5 -0.8 2.0 2.3

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.688 145.8 146.6 -1.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.5

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.461 292.7 298.6 12.8 3.9 6.0 3.5 2.0

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.928 129.2 132.1 4.0 0.9 3.8 3.4 2.2

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

82

0.467 123.1 123.1 -0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.532 132.9 132.9 -2.3 -0.2 0.1 -0.4 0.0

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

XVI

30.841 79.1 79.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.754 85.2 85.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0

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

85

15.088 73.3 73.4 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.994 114.5 114.8 1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.3

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.862 113.7 114.0 1.4 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.3

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

XVIII

4.130 102.1 102.4 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.857 98.3 98.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.479 110.9 111.0 -0.6 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1

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

94

2.819 116.6 116.7 -0.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.389 101.6 101.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.271 126.8 126.7 -1.6 0.0 -0.3 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: October 15, 2020