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U.S. export prices down 5.9 percent from April 2022 to April 2023

May 26, 2023

Prices for U.S. exports fell 5.9 percent from April 2022 to April 2023, the largest over-the-year drop since a 6.7-percent decline in May 2020.

U.S. export price indexes for selected categories, 12-month percent change
Month All exports Agricultural exports Nonagricultural exports Foods, feeds, and beverages Industrial supplies and materials Capital goods Automotive vehicles, parts and engines Consumer goods, excluding automotives

Apr 2018

3.7 1.6 3.9 1.0 8.3 2.0 0.8 1.6

May 2018

5.0 4.8 4.9 4.3 11.9 2.0 0.9 1.5

Jun 2018

5.3 5.3 5.3 4.8 12.9 1.9 0.9 1.2

Jul 2018

4.3 -1.9 5.0 -2.2 12.1 1.9 0.8 0.8

Aug 2018

3.6 -1.5 4.1 -1.7 9.5 1.9 0.6 0.5

Sep 2018

2.7 -2.1 3.3 -2.4 6.9 1.9 0.7 0.5

Oct 2018

3.1 -4.1 3.9 -4.3 9.4 1.4 0.6 0.5

Nov 2018

1.8 -1.7 2.2 -1.6 4.1 1.4 0.6 0.5

Dec 2018

1.1 2.3 1.0 2.6 0.9 1.3 0.7 0.3

Jan 2019

-0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.8 -2.8 1.5 0.4 0.1

Feb 2019

0.2 -0.3 0.3 0.3 -1.4 1.6 0.7 0.2

Mar 2019

0.6 -2.4 0.9 -1.7 0.4 1.6 0.6 0.2

Apr 2019

0.2 -2.7 0.5 -2.2 -0.3 1.0 0.6 0.4

May 2019

-0.9 -5.3 -0.3 -4.3 -2.7 0.9 0.4 0.4

Jun 2019

-1.6 -2.0 -1.5 -0.6 -6.1 0.9 0.5 0.6

Jul 2019

-0.9 3.5 -1.5 4.5 -5.5 0.7 0.4 0.9

Aug 2019

-1.4 0.6 -1.6 1.8 -6.1 0.6 0.3 0.8

Sep 2019

-1.7 0.2 -1.9 1.6 -6.7 0.6 0.0 0.6

Oct 2019

-2.2 2.0 -2.7 3.1 -8.3 0.5 -0.1 0.5

Nov 2019

-1.3 2.7 -1.7 3.5 -5.7 0.5 0.0 0.5

Dec 2019

-0.9 -1.2 -0.8 -0.4 -3.1 0.5 -0.3 0.5

Jan 2020

0.4 3.1 0.2 3.9 -0.6 0.5 0.2 0.7

Feb 2020

-1.4 -0.1 -1.6 0.7 -5.4 0.5 -0.3 0.5

Mar 2020

-3.5 -2.4 -3.7 -2.0 -10.7 0.7 -0.3 -0.2

Apr 2020

-7.0 -4.3 -7.2 -3.4 -20.2 0.7 -0.5 -0.7

May 2020

-6.7 -3.7 -7.0 -2.7 -19.4 0.6 -0.5 -1.0

Jun 2020

-4.5 -4.5 -4.5 -4.4 -12.5 0.5 -0.6 -1.3

Jul 2020

-3.7 -3.1 -3.8 -3.0 -10.7 0.8 -0.6 -1.3

Aug 2020

-2.7 -2.9 -2.6 -3.0 -7.7 0.7 -0.4 -0.9

Sep 2020

-1.8 1.4 -2.2 1.2 -6.6 0.6 -0.3 0.0

Oct 2020

-1.7 3.2 -2.1 3.2 -6.8 0.7 0.2 0.4

Nov 2020

-1.0 4.3 -1.6 4.3 -4.8 0.6 0.4 -0.3

Dec 2020

0.4 5.4 -0.1 5.2 -1.0 0.5 0.7 0.1

Jan 2021

2.5 9.6 1.6 8.7 4.1 0.6 0.5 -0.5

Feb 2021

5.4 15.9 4.3 14.9 11.7 0.7 0.5 -0.5

Mar 2021

9.6 20.4 8.4 20.0 23.2 0.7 0.6 0.9

Apr 2021

15.0 25.5 13.7 24.8 40.8 1.1 1.0 1.3

May 2021

17.6 33.7 15.8 33.1 46.6 1.3 0.8 2.3

Jun 2021

16.9 33.4 15.1 33.7 41.2 1.8 1.0 3.3

Jul 2021

17.0 29.1 15.6 29.1 41.8 2.0 1.7 2.8

Aug 2021

16.6 33.2 14.8 33.1 39.0 2.2 1.8 2.4

Sep 2021

16.3 27.6 15.1 27.3 39.5 2.6 1.8 1.4

Oct 2021

18.3 24.7 17.6 24.0 46.0 3.1 1.9 1.4

Nov 2021

18.1 21.9 17.7 20.5 45.0 3.5 1.8 2.5

Dec 2021

14.9 21.5 14.1 20.2 33.9 3.8 2.0 2.6

Jan 2022

15.0 18.0 14.6 17.3 32.3 4.2 2.3 4.3

Feb 2022

16.8 18.2 16.6 17.7 35.7 4.3 2.7 4.8

Mar 2022

18.4 20.6 18.1 20.1 37.2 4.5 3.5 4.9

Apr 2022

18.2 21.2 17.8 20.3 35.7 4.8 4.0 5.3

May 2022

18.6 16.9 18.9 15.7 36.8 4.9 4.6 4.3

Jun 2022

18.6 15.3 19.0 13.4 37.4 4.4 4.8 3.4

Jul 2022

12.9 13.6 12.9 12.0 23.2 4.6 5.0 3.6

Aug 2022

11.2 12.0 11.1 10.3 19.3 4.3 5.1 4.0

Sep 2022

9.8 12.7 9.5 11.4 15.7 4.2 5.2 4.2

Oct 2022

7.2 10.9 6.8 10.1 10.0 3.7 4.6 4.2

Nov 2022

6.1 12.8 5.2 13.0 6.9 3.2 4.5 3.3

Dec 2022

4.6 9.3 3.9 9.6 4.6 3.0 4.6 3.0

Jan 2023

2.0 5.3 1.5 5.4 -0.5 2.8 5.4 3.0

Feb 2023

-0.8 3.1 -1.4 3.4 -6.4 3.0 4.9 2.9

Mar 2023

-5.2 -3.1 -5.5 -3.4 -13.8 2.8 4.1 2.3

Apr 2023

-5.9 -3.9 -6.3 -3.9 -15.0 2.5 3.0 2.1

Prices for agricultural exports fell 3.9 percent over the past year, the largest 12-month drop since prices fell 4.5 percent for the year ended June 2020. The over-the-year decrease in April was primarily driven by lower prices for soybeans, corn, meat, and wheat.

Nonagricultural export prices declined 6.3 percent from April 2022 to April 2023, the largest 12-month decrease since prices fell 7.0 percent in May 2020.

These data are from the International Price program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes — April 2023." We also have more charts on U.S. import and export prices. Export price changes may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, U.S. export prices down 5.9 percent from April 2022 to April 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/u-s-export-prices-down-5-9-percent-from-april-2022-to-april-2023.htm (visited June 02, 2023).

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