Import prices in September
October 13, 2000
The U.S. Import Price Index rose 1.5 percent in September. The increase was attributable to a rise in petroleum import prices.
The 1.5-percent increase in the import price index in September followed a 0.2 percent increase in August. In September, imported petroleum prices jumped 14.1 percent, after an increase of 0.1 percent in August. Over the past 12 months, petroleum prices have risen 53.0 percent.
Nonpetroleum import prices declined 0.3 percent in September, after increasing 0.1 percent in August, and were up 1.1 percent from September 1999 to September 2000.
The price index for all imports rose 6.4 percent over the past 12 months.
These data are a product of the BLS International Price program. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes, September 2000" news release USDL 00-291. Note: import price data are subject to revision in each of the three months after original publication.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import prices in September on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/oct/wk2/art04.htm (visited April 23, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.