Moderate Increases in Export and Import Prices

February 15th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect: It may be likely that the real amount of price increases the USA consumer is experiencing is close to the rate of growth of import and export prices.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in January 2011, export prices increased 6.8% while import prices increased 5.3% YoY.  For the month over month data:

Follow up:


The price index for U.S. imports increased 1.5 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, as higher prices for fuel and nonfuel imports each contributed to the advance. U.S. export prices rose 1.2 percent in January, following increases of 1.5 percent in November and 0.6 percent in December.

Table A. Percent changes
Month IMPORTS EXPORTS
All
imports
Fuel
imports
Nonfuel
imports
All
exports
Agri-
cultural
exports
Non-
agricultural
exports

2010

January

1.2 4.4 0.4 0.8 1.3 0.7

February

-0.1 -0.7 0.1 -0.3 -4.0 0.1

March

0.4 1.4 0.2 0.7 1.9 0.6

April

1.1 2.6 0.6 1.1 -0.4 1.3

May

-0.8 -5.1 0.4 0.5 1.6 0.3

June

-1.2 -3.8 -0.4 -0.7 0.0 -0.8

July

0.0 1.0 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2

August

0.4 1.0 0.3 0.8 4.2 0.5

September

0.0 -1.5 0.3 0.6 2.4 0.4

October

1.1 4.3 (r)0.3 0.8 2.8 0.6

November

(r)1.6 (r)4.7 0.8 1.5 7.6 0.8

December

(r)1.2 (r)4.4 0.3 (r)0.6 1.7 0.6

2011

January

1.5 3.9 0.8 1.2 3.2 0.9

Jan. 2009 to 2010

11.4 77.8 1.3 3.5 4.4 3.3

Jan. 2010 to 2011

5.3 12.4 3.4 6.8 22.6 5.3

Footnotes
(r) Revised

source: BLS










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