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 2016 to December 2017 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Nov.
2017(1)
Index Percent change
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Annual Monthly
Dec.
2016
to
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2017
to
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2017
to
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2017
to
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2017
to
Dec.
2017

Live animals; animal products

I

1.450 190.8 189.1 0.4 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2 -0.9

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.437 245.0 244.8 4.5 0.2 0.5 -1.1 -0.1

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.708 137.6 135.9 -6.0 -0.7 0.5 -1.7 -1.2

Vegetable products

II

2.088 223.1 219.5 0.3 6.1 -0.9 -4.3 -1.6

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.438 491.6 498.3 2.0 3.0 -3.1 8.3 1.4

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.914 133.4 128.5 2.8 13.5 -0.3 -11.9 -3.7

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.350 222.0 216.5 -7.5 -1.7 -2.0 -1.2 -2.5

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

III

0.301 117.2 116.2 -1.4 1.7 -1.0 0.0 -0.9

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.667 161.9 162.0 1.1 0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.182 86.6 86.6 -2.0 0.1 1.3 -0.7 0.0

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.191 95.6 94.4 -9.9 -0.5 0.0 0.6 -1.3

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

20

0.363 171.8 171.4 6.8 0.9 0.6 0.4 -0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.992 129.1 129.3 1.2 0.3 0.2 -0.1 0.2

Mineral products

V

10.048 196.4 199.4 18.3 5.4 0.4 8.3 1.5

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

27

9.786 194.1 197.3 18.6 5.6 0.3 8.6 1.6

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

9.287 153.7 155.1 5.5 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.9

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.552 282.4 306.5 21.3 -3.9 4.5 3.8 8.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.426 127.8 130.0 8.0 1.1 0.9 1.6 1.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.250 148.2 148.1 3.3 -0.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.282 81.4 80.9 8.0 2.9 9.0 3.6 -0.6

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.185 105.4 106.3 4.7 -2.1 -0.7 -0.5 0.9

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2016=100)

33

0.550 102.6 102.3 2.3 0.9 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.684 105.8 105.9 3.5 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.407 140.4 140.3 2.3 0.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.180 143.3 142.8 2.8 0.2 0.6 0.2 -0.3

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.228 136.8 137.2 1.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.7 0.3

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

VIII

0.677 124.1 124.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

42

0.647 129.5 129.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1

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

IX

0.985 166.3 162.4 14.9 -0.7 2.9 1.0 -2.3

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.961 114.8 112.1 15.4 -0.6 3.0 1.0 -2.4

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.080 111.2 111.6 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.3 0.4

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

48

0.707 103.0 103.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

Printed matter (Dec. 2015=100)

49

0.214 104.9 104.8 -1.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.261 113.2 113.5 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.153 103.5 103.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.789 118.4 118.7 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.3 0.3

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.641 103.9 104.4 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.5

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.489 121.7 121.9 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.261 120.8 120.9 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1

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

XIII

0.932 130.9 131.2 0.5 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2015=100)

68

0.323 97.2 98.2 1.1 0.1 0.5 0.0 1.0

Ceramic products

69

0.267 136.5 136.7 -0.3 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1

Glass and glassware

70

0.342 131.1 130.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.5

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

XIV

2.800 172.0 171.0 3.7 2.5 -2.5 0.8 -0.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.727 175.5 174.3 9.1 2.4 0.9 0.7 -0.7

Iron and steel

72

1.384 204.1 202.9 15.4 1.7 1.7 0.0 -0.6

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.729 149.4 149.6 8.5 1.9 1.4 0.2 0.1

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.420 301.2 293.6 8.8 5.3 -2.9 3.2 -2.5

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.846 137.5 135.6 11.1 2.9 2.6 0.9 -1.4

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

82

0.424 121.9 121.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.8 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.517 137.8 137.8 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0

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

XVI

29.372 80.7 80.6 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.693 86.6 86.6 1.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

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

85

14.679 75.1 74.9 -1.4 -0.4 -0.3 0.1 -0.3

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

14.324 113.7 113.8 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.885 112.7 112.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

1.309 115.9 116.0 -2.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

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

XVIII

3.802 101.8 101.8 -0.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.477 98.4 98.3 -0.9 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.266 143.9 144.4 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.228 111.4 111.3 -0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2 -0.1

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

94

2.622 117.3 117.1 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.2

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.335 101.3 101.4 -1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.271 129.7 129.6 -1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2015 trade values.

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

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