BLS Says Import-Export Prices on Glass are Relatively Unchanged for September
October 15, 2010

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. import prices fell 0.3 percent in September following a 0.6-percent increase the previous month. In contrast, the price index for U.S. exports rose 0.6 percent in September after a 0.8-percent rise in August.

Looking at glass and glassware specifically, the import price index increased 0.1 percent from 115.7 in August 2010 to 115.8 in September 2010. Exports of glass and glassware also increased 0.1 percent from 97.1 to 97.2 for the same period. See the charts below for details and specifics.

U.S. Import Prices Indexes and Percent Changes for September

Description
Relative Importance Aug. 2010
Index
Annual % Change
Monthly % Change
Aug. 2010
Sept. 2010
Sept. 2009 to Sept. 2010
May 2010 to June 2010
June 2010 to July 2010
July 2010 to Aug. 2010
Aug. 2010 to Sept. 2010
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.
0.884
124.0
124.5
-0.1
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.4
Ceramic products
0.275
138.0
139.3
-0.1
-0.5
-0.4
-0.4
0.9
Glass and glassware*
0.294
115.7
115.8
-0.8
-0.3
0.3
0.4
0.1
Primary metal manufacturing
4.859
157.7
161.6
19.3
-3.5
-2.2
0.2
2.5
Fabricated metal product manufacturing
2.738
118.8
118.7
2.6
0.1
0.3
0.2
-0.1
Base metals and articles of base metals
6.075
179.0
182.4
12.5
-2.8
-1.4
0.7
1.9
Iron and steel
1.395
228.4
230.8
20.3
0.2
-2.2
-2.2
1.1
Articles of iron or steel
1.897
152.4
154.3
13.2
0.7
0.6
1.1
1.2
Copper and articles thereof
0.655
315.3
333.1
14.1
-9.2
-1.9
2.4
5.6
Aluminum and articles thereof
0.815
133.2
135.4
9.8
-6.3
-2.3
2.7
1.7
Miscellaneous articles of base metal
0.412
127.1
127.1
-1.2
-0.2
0.3
0.1
0.0

* The glass and glassware category includes all types of glass products, including flat glass.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Export Prices Indexes and Percent Changes for September

Description
Relative Importance Aug. 2010
Index
Annual % Change
Monthly % Change
Aug. 2010
Sept. 2010
Sept. 2009 to Sept. 2010
May 2010 to June 2010
June 2010 to July 2010
July 2010 to Aug. 2010
Aug. 2010 to Sept. 2010
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.
0.784
115.5
115.5
1.0
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
Glass and glassware*
0.414
97.1
97.2
-0.4
-0.5
-0.2
0.0
0.1
Primary metal manufacturing
4.859
157.7
161.6
19.3
-3.5
-2.2
0.2
2.5
Fabricated metal product manufacturing
2.738
118.8
118.7
2.6
0.1
0.3
0.2
-0.1
Base metals and articles of base metals
6.075
179.0
182.4
12.5
-2.8
-1.4
0.7
1.9
Iron and steel
1.395
228.4
230.8
20.3
0.2
-2.2
-2.2
1.1
Articles of iron or steel
1.897
152.4
154.3
13.2
0.7
0.6
1.1
1.2
Copper and articles thereof
0.655
315.3
333.1
14.1
-9.2
-1.9
2.4
5.6
Aluminum and articles thereof
0.815
133.2
135.4
9.8
-6.3
-2.3
2.7
1.7
Miscellaneous articles of base metal
0.412
127.1
127.1
-1.2
-0.2
0.3
0.1
0.0

* The glass and glassware category includes all types of glass products, including flat glass.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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