The International Price Program (IPP) produces the U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes (MXP), which measure the changes in the prices of goods and services imported into and exported from the United States. As a principal federal economic indicator (PFEI), the import and export price indexes provide critical information for determining the strength of our nation's economy and the direction in which it is moving. Participation is essential in order to provide a complete and accurate picture of how prices are moving in the foreign trade sector. The following organizations and associations have provided endorsement letters in support of IPP's efforts and products.
This website is intended to assist those who currently provide data to the International Price Program (IPP) or who have been contacted by a BLS representative to provide data to the IPP. (If you are an economist, statistician, researcher, or just someone who would like to learn more about IPP data and its uses, please refer to the IPP homepage.)
For information about setting up a web account or providing data online, see the Participant Page.
For general questions about the IPP or common questions about providing data, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
For details about the BLS pledge of confidentiality, see the Confidentiality page.
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Last Modified Date: August 5, 2020