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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 2011 to August 2012
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
July
2012(1)
Index Percent change
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Annual Monthly
Aug.
2011
to
Aug.
2012
Apr.
2012
to
May
2012
May
2012
to
June
2012
June
2012
to
July
2012
July
2012
to
Aug.
2012

Live animals; animal products

I

1.172 163.9 159.7 -4.8 -1.9 0.1 -0.6 -2.6

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.277 216.4 218.2 1.6 0.0 0.7 1.1 0.8

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.605 117.2 113.5 -9.8 -2.5 -0.3 -1.3 -3.2

Vegetable products

II

1.716 213.4 211.3 0.5 -1.0 -2.0 -3.4 -1.0

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.310 302.5 296.8 -5.7 0.2 0.9 -6.1 -1.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.473 116.8 114.2 -11.7 -4.2 -3.8 -0.8 -2.2

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.428 273.0 270.3 0.8 -1.5 -1.8 2.2 -1.0

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

III

0.254 127.3 127.3 -11.4 0.9 -4.7 -2.6 0.0

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.415 156.5 156.7 -0.8 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.1

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.177 80.4 83.2 -16.2 -1.2 -1.3 -4.9 3.5

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.234 127.7 128.0 0.3 0.2 -0.2 1.2 0.2

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

20

0.352 170.5 170.1 4.7 -0.6 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.810 121.5 121.4 -0.3 0.5 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1

Mineral products

V

21.840 315.4 328.0 -7.2 -5.4 -8.1 -1.7 4.0

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

27

21.525 311.6 324.3 -7.1 -5.5 -8.2 -1.7 4.1

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.447 149.8 150.1 1.8 0.8 -0.3 -0.7 0.2

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.993 390.5 395.1 5.9 5.2 3.6 1.8 1.2

Organic chemicals

29

2.486 138.2 138.7 0.5 -0.2 -1.4 0.2 0.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.085 116.9 116.9 4.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 0.0

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.442 136.2 136.4 -8.5 6.7 -2.6 -12.6 0.1

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.183 103.1 102.8 - -0.7 -0.8 -2.1 -0.3

Essential oils and resinoids (Dec. 2001=100)

33

0.424 124.9 124.9 -1.2 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.481 102.1 102.0 -5.3 -0.1 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.142 151.2 150.5 -1.2 -0.1 -0.5 -1.0 -0.5

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.903 142.3 141.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -1.1 -0.6

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.239 168.3 167.9 -3.2 -0.3 -0.8 -0.8 -0.2

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.600 126.3 126.3 3.5 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

42

0.551 127.1 127.1 3.9 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.0

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

IX

0.677 142.4 143.8 9.7 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.0

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.216 113.7 113.4 -1.6 0.5 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Pulp wood, waste paper, and paperboard (Dec. 2011=100)

47

0.189 103.9 101.9 - 4.3 0.4 -0.1 -1.9

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

48

0.811 108.1 108.0 -1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.331 115.4 115.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.067 106.3 105.7 -0.9 -0.6 -0.2 0.3 -0.6

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.964 118.1 117.8 1.6 -0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.3

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.642 108.4 108.4 -3.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 0.0

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.365 119.0 119.1 4.7 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.161 118.0 118.2 4.6 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.2

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

XIII

0.774 132.2 132.1 1.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2001=100)

68

0.249 125.8 125.7 2.8 0.2 0.6 0.3 -0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.232 142.1 142.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.293 127.1 126.8 2.0 0.8 -0.2 0.0 -0.2

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

XIV

3.300 198.6 195.5 -4.4 -1.4 -2.6 -0.3 -1.6

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

4.892 186.0 185.3 -8.2 -0.6 -1.6 -1.4 -0.4

Iron and steel

72

1.117 235.8 232.5 -11.4 0.3 -2.4 -2.4 -1.4

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.447 161.2 160.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.5 0.2 -0.4

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.438 334.6 340.1 -18.9 -1.3 -4.0 -4.2 1.6

Nickel and articles thereof (Dec. 2009=100)

75

0.130 98.6 97.4 -26.7 -5.6 -3.3 -2.3 -1.2

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.698 134.9 133.4 -13.7 -1.8 -2.1 -2.0 -1.1

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

82

0.370 128.2 128.4 4.0 0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.420 135.5 137.0 3.9 0.1 0.3 0.0 1.1

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

XVI

25.255 85.7 85.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

12.727 89.7 89.6 1.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

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

85

12.528 81.9 81.9 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

10.485 116.2 116.3 1.5 -0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

9.666 115.3 115.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

0.723 118.7 118.7 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.0

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

XVIII

3.287 104.5 103.9 -1.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 -0.6

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.026 102.0 101.3 -1.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 -0.7

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.199 130.4 130.4 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.775 112.6 112.5 1.7 0.1 0.4 -0.2 -0.1

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

94

2.013 116.4 116.1 1.6 0.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.554 105.0 105.1 1.7 0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.208 136.5 136.5 2.6 -0.1 2.7 -0.1 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2010 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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