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783. Import Price Indexes--Selected Commodities

[1995 = 100. Indexes are weighted by the 1995 Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated, a scheme for describing and reporting product composition and value of U.S. imports. Import prices are based on U.S. dollar prices paid by importer. F.o.b. = Free on board; c.i.f. = Cost, insurance, and freight; n.e.s. = Not elsewhere specified]

                   
Commodity 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1 1996 1997 1998 1999
                   
    All commodities 75.4 74.7 83.1 88.3 91.0 90.3 92.8 94.3 94.4 95.8 100.8 100.1 98.2 92.6 92.4
Food and live animals 75.1 81.5 82.2 86.5 84.5 84.9 88.1 84.3 87.0 93.9 100.1 94.7 103.7 98.0 93.3
  Meat 80.1 81.8 92.1 91.2 93.5 116.3 122.8 110.4 115.6 105.9 99.1 90.4 101.9 98.3 94.5
  Fish 60.8 68.2 77.7 79.8 75.7 77.9 86.7 86.9 86.9 97.6 101.6 97.5 103.6 109.4 104.3
    Crustaceans; fresh, chilled, frozen, salted or dried 63.9 72.8 79.2 79.2 74.0 73.3 80.7 79.3 80.1 97.7 103.4 95.0 103.5 106.4 99.0
Beverages and tobacco 66.9 71.0 76.1 78.4 79.1 86.1 96.1 98.4 97.7 98.2 99.7 103.6 107.5 109.6 110.4
  Beverages 66.0 70.8 76.2 80.0 80.5 86.4 96.0 97.9 98.2 98.1 99.9 101.4 104.0 106.3 107.2
Crude materials 62.9 66.6 72.7 86.2 90.3 82.4 77.5 77.5 77.1 86.3 99.8 94.3 97.4 87.7 90.3
  Cork and wood 66.1 65.7 69.4 70.2 70.8 72.5 76.2 82.7 92.2 113.2 92.7 113.6 122.5 101.2 122.3
  Pulp and waste paper 50.6 50.1 65.9 80.1 94.8 91.5 70.4 66.2 56.7 62.4 103.2 62.1 65.8 66.1 60.6
  Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 56.3 71.7 73.4 98.8 125.2 94.7 88.0 85.7 83.0 84.2 100.0 101.7 105.8 98.6 91.9
Mineral fuels and related products 145.5 75.1 108.2 92.5 107.0 92.9 105.8 110.1 101.6 96.9 105.1 110.6 104.6 77.6 92.7
  Crude petroleum and petroleum products 142.8 70.2 106.8 91.2 106.7 91.7 105.5 110.4 100.8 96.4 105.4 111.0 104.0 73.4 91.3
    Crude petroleum 163.8 74.7 112.0 93.8 109.4 88.4 107.7 116.2 101.4 97.4 104.5 111.2 103.7 70.0 92.0
  Natural gas (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 111.5 112.7 111.1 105.5 113.8 105.4 101.2 108.2 113.3 111.9 106.5
Chemicals and related products 75.0 74.5 78.3 86.9 90.0 88.3 90.3 91.2 92.1 92.0 100.7 98.8 96.4 93.6 90.6
  Organic Chemicals 86.1 77.9 85.0 91.5 97.2 96.7 97.1 95.4 93.2 93.8 99.2 98.4 95.8 92.3 90.2
Intermediate manufactured products 65.2 68.2 74.1 87.0 89.5 88.8 88.6 88.8 88.6 90.2 99.8 99.2 96.8 94.0 92.0
  Rubber manufactures 81.9 83.3 86.1 88.6 92.3 95.1 95.9 97.2 99.0 97.6 100.1 100.2 97.6 95.0 94.3
  Cork and wood manufactures 57.6 64.5 72.2 80.3 81.2 83.9 82.4 90.3 100.8 105.7 99.7 101.3 99.0 92.8 104.6
  Paper and paperboard products 65.9 66.4 69.1 78.0 79.6 79.9 80.4 75.0 77.0 76.1 99.6 100.9 87.5 87.5 83.7
  Textiles 68.3 72.8 77.2 83.2 84.3 86.8 90.6 93.2 95.0 95.7 101.0 100.1 100.5 97.2 94.7
  Nonmetallic mineral manufactures 53.9 61.9 71.0 79.9 83.8 89.5 92.7 94.7 96.8 97.4 99.9 101.5 102.6 100.6 100.9
  Iron and steel 72.8 71.9 77.5 92.5 97.1 91.5 91.2 89.6 90.2 91.0 99.6 97.7 96.3 93.0 85.7
  Nonferrous metals 65.6 64.7 73.5 104.4 103.7 93.7 84.5 84.2 72.8 81.0 98.6 93.8 95.1 90.9 87.7
    Silver, platinum and other platinum group metals 95.4 107.8 142.9 137.6 120.0 125.4 120.8 101.2 92.6 100.2 104.5 96.2 103.8 136.9 145.8
    Aluminum (NA) (NA) 68.0 112.2 99.9 84.1 73.1 73.6 67.4 76.4 99.5 90.2 93.1 85.4 81.1
  Manufactures of metals, n.e.s. 66.1 71.9 75.2 84.6 88.4 89.7 91.8 93.5 94.8 94.9 100.5 100.4 99.0 96.5 96.1
 
Machinery and transport equipment 68.6 76.5 83.1 88.3 89.6 90.2 92.8 94.5 95.9 97.6 100.6 98.6 95.7 91.8 90.3
  Machinery specialized for particular industries 51.0 61.9 72.0 79.3 77.1 84.1 87.9 91.0 92.9 94.7 101.1 101.1 99.3 97.6 97.6
  Metalworking machinery 54.1 62.2 70.5 78.4 76.8 82.3 83.9 86.7 89.9 91.9 102.1 101.3 98.3 96.9 94.6
  General industrial machinery, parts, n.e.s. 54.0 64.1 72.2 79.3 78.9 84.4 87.7 90.6 92.4 94.1 100.7 100.5 98.3 96.7 97.6
  Computer equipment and office machines 101.4 112.4 117.4 123.1 122.9 119.2 116.1 114.2 109.7 104.0 100.4 91.7 81.2 70.4 63.1
    Computer equipment 160.9 163.6 160.3 153.4 149.6 143.0 138.2 131.7 121.9 109.1 99.7 93.0 80.8 66.5 54.7
  Telecommunications 2 91.8 97.5 101.0 104.2 106.1 102.0 99.6 99.0 99.9 99.2 100.5 97.3 93.4 89.4 87.6
  Electrical machinery and equipment 72.2 76.6 83.4 89.4 93.3 92.0 93.7 95.2 96.9 98.9 101.6 95.5 90.2 84.5 82.7
    Electronic valves, diodes, transistors & integr. cir. 93.8 89.3 93.7 95.0 104.6 93.3 94.6 94.5 99.1 102.7 102.9 89.3 78.3 69.1 68.2
  Road vehicles 64.3 72.1 78.4 83.1 84.3 84.3 88.7 90.4 92.8 96.6 100.0 100.4 100.8 101.1 102.3
Miscellaneous manufactured articles (NA) 74.5 82.2 87.7 88.3 92.1 93.7 96.6 97.9 98.2 100.4 100.7 100.2 98.6 97.8
  Plumbing, heating & lighting fixtures 66.7 73.5 79.1 85.8 89.0 95.3 94.9 98.2 98.8 96.4 100.4 99.5 96.2 96.0 93.0
  Furniture and parts 69.9 77.3 82.7 88.0 88.9 93.7 95.7 97.7 98.4 98.2 100.7 100.8 102.9 100.2 98.7
  Articles of apparel and clothing 79.4 80.0 86.8 91.3 95.3 97.6 95.9 98.8 99.2 99.2 100.1 101.5 102.6 102.7 101.8
  Footwear 69.3 76.3 84.6 91.6 90.3 97.2 99.1 100.7 99.4 98.4 100.0 101.3 101.1 100.7 100.7
  Prof., scientific & contrlng instr & appratus, n.e.s. 55.2 67.7 78.0 81.8 78.3 83.5 87.5 89.4 94.7 96.8 100.5 99.3 97.1 94.9 94.1
  Photographic apparatus 4 64.6 74.3 82.3 84.5 83.6 86.1 88.0 90.4 93.9 95.9 101.4 97.4 94.4 91.0 91.3
  Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s. 64.4 69.9 78.3 85.5 85.0 88.8 92.3 96.1 98.1 98.3 100.3 100.9 99.4 96.2 95.0




NA Not available.
1 June 1995 may not equal 100 because indexes were reweighted to an "average" trade value in 1995.
2 Includes sugar preparations and honey.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, News, quarterly. http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/ximpim.toc.htm Import and Export Merchandise and Services Price Indexes -- All indexes use a modified Laspeyres formula and are weighted with 1995 trade weights. The merchandise price indexes are published using three classifications: the Harmonized System (HS), the Bureau of Economic Analysis End Use System, and the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) system, Rev. 3. Price indexes for internationally traded services are presented using two definitions: Balance of Payments (which represents transactions between U.S. and foreign residents) and International (which represents all transactions with U.S. importers or exporters, regardless of nationality). Published series use a base year of 1995=100 where possible. Net transaction price data are collected every month for over 20,000 products from over 6,000 companies and secondary sources. Indexes are not seasonally adjusted. More detailed index series and additional information may be obtained from the Division of International Prices, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 Massachusetts Avenue N.E., PSB 3955, Washington, DC 20212 or (202) 691-7101.

Import Price Indexes -- Products have been classified by the 1995 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (TSUSA). Import prices are based on U.S. dollar prices paid by the U.S. importer. The prices are generally either "free on board" (f.o.b.) foreign port or "cost, insurance, and freight" (c.i.f.) U.S. port transaction prices, depending on the practices of the individual industry. The index for crude petroleum is calculated from data collected by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Export Price Indexes -- Products have been classified by the 1995 Harmonized Schedule B classification system of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The prices used are generally either "free alongside ship" (f.a.s.) factory or "free on board" (f.o.b.) transaction prices, depending on the practices of the individual industry. Prices used in the grain index, excluding rice, are obtained from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



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