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USGNN Original StoryGlass Import-Export Price Index Slightly Increases Slightly in November

The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its November 2007 import and export price index update.

Overall, the U.S. Import Price Index increased 2.7 percent in November. The growth was the largest monthly increase since October 1990. Export prices also increased in November, rising 0.9 percent in November after a 0.8 percent increase in October.

The import price index for glass and glassware increased a meager 0.6 percent from October to November, while the export price index increased a slight 0.1 percent. Import prices for aluminum and aluminum products increased 0.2 percent; export prices of aluminum and its products increased 1.1 percent.

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

Description Relative Importance Index Annual % Change Monthly % Change
Oct. '07 Oct. '07 Nov. '07 Nov. '06 - Nov. '07 July '07 - Aug '07 Aug. '07 - Sept. '07 Sept. '07 - Oct '07 Oct. '07 - Nov. '07
Primary Metals 5.358 145.8 148.9 11.3 0.3 -2.9 1.0 2.1
Fabricated Metal Products 2.507 110.3 110.8 5.3 0.6 -0.1 0.7 0.5
Ceramic Products 0.304 120.5 121.1 7.1 0.0 0.7 0.8 0.5
Glass and Glassware 0.16 112.2 112.9 3.8 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.6
Aluminum and Articles Thereof 1.023 138.8 139.1 -2.2 1.3 -2.4 -2.2 0.2

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

Description Relative Importance Index Annual % Change Monthly % Change
Oct. '07 Oct. '07 Nov. '07 Nov. '06 - Nov. '07 July '07 - Aug '07 Aug. '07 - Sept. '07 Sept. '07 - Oct '07 Oct. '07 - Nov. '07
Primary Metals 4.181 125.7 128.7 9.2 0.0

-1.4

1.9 2.4
Fabricated Metal Products 2.772 112.6 112.7 5.0 -0.3 0.0 0.2 0.1
Glass and Glassware 0.432 99.1 99.2 3.9 0.0 -0.2 0.5 0.1
Aluminum and Articles Thereof 0.954 137.9 139.4 -2.6 0.6 -4.4 -2.2 1.1

* The glass and glassware category includes all types of glass products, including flat glass.

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