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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: August 2020 to August 2021 [2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
importance
Jul.
2021(1)
Index Percent change
Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Annual Monthly
Aug.
2020
to
Aug.
2021
Apr.
2021
to
May
2021
May
2021
to
Jun.
2021
Jun.
2021
to
Jul.
2021
Jul.
2021
to
Aug.
2021

Live animals; animal products

I

1.525 232.8 226.6 19.8 2.4 5.6 1.6 -2.7

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.470 365.1 337.8 25.1 5.3 10.8 -0.8 -7.5

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.777 158.1 155.6 20.9 2.4 3.9 2.7 -1.6

Vegetable products

II

1.903 215.7 225.0 4.7 -3.3 -0.3 -0.5 4.3

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.341 401.7 398.6 -22.5 -7.3 -1.4 4.8 -0.8

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.676 109.5 119.5 11.3 -10.9 0.2 -4.0 9.1

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.384 248.1 260.1 17.4 6.1 3.4 0.5 4.8

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

III

0.422 149.1 144.9 62.8 6.3 5.5 4.8 -2.8

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.993 175.9 176.7 4.7 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.195 96.5 97.3 -1.7 0.3 -0.6 -1.2 0.8

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

20

0.340 175.3 176.1 4.6 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.128 145.5 145.3 3.9 0.0 0.3 0.1 -0.1

Mineral products

V

10.034 260.6 255.2 56.2 4.8 5.4 3.6 -2.1

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

27

9.626 255.5 249.3 56.7 4.8 5.4 3.4 -2.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

10.112 166.4 167.3 8.4 1.4 0.5 0.0 0.5

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.690 415.2 429.6 60.9 4.2 1.3 7.7 3.5

Organic chemicals

29

2.349 139.4 140.4 15.3 3.6 -0.1 -0.6 0.7

Pharmaceutical products

30

4.981 150.6 150.8 -2.8 0.1 0.1 -1.3 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2020=100)

31

0.432 170.8 173.2 - 3.1 10.0 5.0 1.4

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.620 113.1 113.1 12.2 1.5 0.9 1.4 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.715 154.0 155.9 8.9 1.5 0.1 0.7 1.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.507 158.6 159.9 11.3 2.3 0.7 1.1 0.8

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.207 147.6 150.7 4.4 -0.2 -0.9 -0.1 2.1

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

42

0.532 137.3 137.4 4.7 0.6 0.3 3.0 0.1

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

IX

1.560 304.6 219.7 12.7 20.3 3.5 -19.3 -27.9

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

44

1.537 213.9 153.4 13.2 20.8 3.6 -19.8 -28.3

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

0.981 121.5 124.8 11.5 2.1 2.0 1.7 2.7

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

48

0.627 108.0 111.5 6.3 0.6 0.7 0.7 3.2

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.612 116.3 116.6 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.839 105.0 105.6 0.7 0.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.6

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.535 123.3 123.1 0.5 -0.2 0.4 0.7 -0.2

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.643 104.4 105.0 4.8 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.6

Headgear, umbrellas, artificial flowers, etc.

XII

1.323 125.8 126.0 1.2 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.2

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.106 123.9 124.0 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.1

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

XIII

0.863 132.5 131.6 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.4 -0.7

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

68

0.313 100.3 98.2 - 0.5 0.0 0.8 -2.1

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

XIV

2.942 238.8 239.0 8.4 2.8 -1.7 -4.0 0.1

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

6.239 218.8 221.8 31.5 3.0 2.9 2.6 1.4

Iron and steel

72

1.268 296.5 294.1 54.3 4.7 6.4 5.0 -0.8

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.821 178.0 181.0 24.1 2.3 3.5 4.0 1.7

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.566 420.9 428.7 45.6 7.7 -0.2 -2.6 1.9

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

1.151 178.6 182.6 41.3 4.0 3.4 2.3 2.2

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

82

0.413 125.2 125.6 2.3 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.515 140.9 142.8 7.4 0.9 0.4 0.6 1.3

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

XVI

28.602 80.5 80.7 2.0 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.791 86.8 87.0 2.2 0.1 0.5 0.7 0.2

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

85

13.810 74.6 74.7 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.534 116.6 116.7 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.370 115.9 116.0 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1

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

88

1.070 100.8 100.8 - 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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

XVIII

4.007 102.5 102.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.737 98.5 98.5 0.2 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.007 112.7 112.8 1.7 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1

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

94

2.483 119.6 119.7 2.7 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.1

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.267 101.3 101.5 -0.1 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.258 129.0 129.0 1.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 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: September 15, 2021