Computer and electronic product manufacturing import prices down 7.3 percent since December 2012

January 17, 2017

From December 2012 to December 2016, import prices for computer and electronic product manufacturing decreased 7.3 percent. Prices for these imports originating from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) experienced the largest percentage decline over this period, falling 26.3 percent. Prices for computer and electronic product manufacturing imports originating from China decreased 8.1 percent.

Import price index for computer and electronic product manufacturing by locality of origin, December 2012–December 2016 (December 2012 = 100)
Month Global Canada European Union Germany United Kingdom Mexico China Japan Asian NICs ASEAN

Dec 2012

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Jan 2013

99.8 100.0 100.0 99.5 100.2 99.9 99.9 99.6 99.8 99.9

Feb 2013

99.5 100.2 100.9 97.7 100.1 100.0 99.8 99.2 99.7 99.6

Mar 2013

99.3 100.2 100.4 97.8 99.8 98.7 99.5 99.0 100.0 99.4

Apr 2013

99.1 100.2 100.3 98.2 99.7 98.4 99.1 98.4 100.2 99.1

May 2013

99.0 100.3 100.5 98.3 99.7 98.6 97.9 98.1 101.0 99.4

Jun 2013

99.0 100.4 100.4 98.2 99.7 98.4 97.8 98.0 101.4 99.1

Jul 2013

98.9 100.4 100.7 98.9 99.8 98.4 97.8 97.4 100.1 98.6

Aug 2013

98.7 100.4 100.7 98.4 99.7 98.4 97.7 97.2 99.9 98.4

Sep 2013

98.5 100.4 100.8 99.2 99.8 97.0 97.8 97.3 99.7 97.8

Oct 2013

98.4 100.4 101.2 99.8 99.9 97.0 97.5 97.0 99.5 97.9

Nov 2013

98.5 100.4 101.4 100.2 99.9 97.1 97.6 97.0 100.5 98.1

Dec 2013

98.4 100.4 101.4 100.5 99.9 96.9 97.7 96.7 97.5 98.2

Jan 2014

98.2 99.5 101.5 100.6 99.9 96.6 97.5 95.9 97.3 98.1

Feb 2014

97.9 99.4 101.6 100.4 99.5 96.0 97.5 95.8 96.6 97.0

Mar 2014

97.8 99.4 102.1 101.6 99.5 96.1 97.2 95.9 96.2 97.0

Apr 2014

97.8 99.3 103.5 102.7 105.7 95.8 97.1 96.3 95.2 96.9

May 2014

98.0 99.2 103.5 102.5 105.7 95.8 97.8 96.2 95.0 96.7

Jun 2014

98.0 99.1 103.6 102.6 105.7 95.8 97.8 96.7 95.0 96.5

Jul 2014

97.7 98.9 103.6 102.2 106.1 95.5 97.6 96.4 94.6 96.8

Aug 2014

97.4 98.9 103.5 102.1 106.1 95.9 96.8 96.5 94.6 96.7

Sep 2014

97.3 98.6 103.1 101.7 106.0 95.8 96.6 96.3 94.5 93.0

Oct 2014

97.2 98.6 102.5 101.2 105.9 95.0 96.9 95.7 94.8 93.4

Nov 2014

97.1 98.2 102.2 100.6 105.8 95.0 96.6 95.7 94.6 92.6

Dec 2014

96.8 98.2 102.0 100.5 105.7 95.0 96.6 94.9 94.1 92.8

Jan 2015

96.3 98.3 101.8 100.4 104.6 93.9 96.6 94.2 93.3 91.0

Feb 2015

96.1 98.2 101.4 99.5 104.0 94.0 96.5 94.2 93.4 90.7

Mar 2015

96.0 98.3 101.9 100.8 104.2 94.0 96.3 94.1 93.1 90.4

Apr 2015

95.8 98.4 101.4 99.7 104.0 94.2 96.3 93.4 93.1 87.9

May 2015

95.5 98.3 101.3 99.7 104.1 93.8 95.7 93.3 93.0 88.1

Jun 2015

95.4 98.4 101.9 101.3 104.3 93.8 95.5 92.5 92.5 88.0

Jul 2015

95.2 98.2 102.2 101.7 104.3 93.8 95.4 91.9 92.2 87.9

Aug 2015

95.1 97.8 102.1 101.5 104.3 94.0 95.1 91.9 91.9 88.2

Sep 2015

94.9 97.8 102.2 101.6 104.3 94.0 95.0 92.0 91.7 88.0

Oct 2015

94.7 97.8 102.7 101.7 104.3 93.9 94.8 92.4 91.7 87.9

Nov 2015

94.6 97.8 102.7 101.7 104.4 93.9 94.6 93.2 91.5 88.0

Dec 2015

94.5 97.8 102.5 100.9 104.4 93.8 94.5 93.3 91.6 87.7

Jan 2016

94.3 97.7 102.0 100.5 105.1 93.4 94.4 93.2 91.4 87.4

Feb 2016

94.3 97.7 101.9 100.5 104.8 92.4 94.3 93.4 91.3 85.4

Mar 2016

94.0 97.2 101.2 99.2 104.7 92.3 94.0 93.6 91.1 85.5

Apr 2016

93.8 97.2 102.3 99.9 104.6 91.5 93.6 93.3 90.4 85.7

May 2016

93.8 97.2 102.4 100.3 104.6 91.4 93.6 93.3 90.2 85.7

Jun 2016

93.5 97.2 102.4 100.3 104.7 91.5 93.2 92.8 89.7 85.5

Jul 2016

93.4 97.0 101.9 99.8 104.9 91.4 93.4 93.2 89.5 84.1

Aug 2016

93.2 97.0 101.7 99.4 104.3 91.2 92.8 93.3 89.3 84.1

Sep 2016

93.3 97.0 101.8 99.8 104.3 91.2 92.9 93.7 89.2 84.3

Oct 2016

93.2 97.0 102.0 99.7 104.3 90.7 92.9 93.6 89.0 83.9

Nov 2016

92.7 97.0 102.2 99.6 104.3 90.7 92.0 94.0 89.1 83.8

Dec 2016(p)

92.7 97.0 102.0 99.1 104.3 90.7 91.9 93.6 89.2 83.7
Footnotes:

(p)Preliminary.

Prices for these imports originating from European Union countries increased 2.0 percent over this 4-year period, including a 4.3-percent price increase for computer and electronic manufacturing imports from the United Kingdom. Despite this price increase, prices for computer and electronic manufacturing imports from industrialized countries (Western Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) decreased 5.3 percent from December 2012 to December 2016.

These data are from the International Price program. Import and export prices are subject to revision. Asian Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs) are Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. To learn more, see “U.S. Import and Export Prices — December 2016” (HTML) (PDF). See more charts on import and export price trends in Charts related to the latest “U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes” news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Computer and electronic product manufacturing import prices down 7.3 percent since December 2012 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/computer-and-electronic-product-manufacturing-import-prices-down-7-point-3-percent-since-december-2012.htm (visited September 19, 2019).

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