Glass Import Price Index Sees No Change in July

The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the July 2007 import and export price indexes.

Overall, the U.S. import price index increased 1.5 percent in July, while export prices moved up 0.2 percent. The price index for imports from China rose 0.4 percent in July, the largest monthly increase since the index was first published in December 2003.

The import price index for glass and glassware held steady at 111.3 from June to July, while the export price index crept up 0.6-percent to 99.1 from June to July.

U.S. Import Prices Indexes and Percent Changes
 
Relative Importance
Index
Percent Change
Description June 2007 June 2007 July 2007 July '06-July '07 March '07-April '07 April '07 - May '07 May '07-June '07 June '07-July '07
Primary metals 5.610 148.1 147.5 15.0 3.3 4.5 -1.2 -0.4
Fabricated metal products 2.539 108.3 109.2 5.4 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.8
Ceramic products 0.303 116.6 119.5 5.8 0.1 1.7 0.0 2.5
Glass and glassware 0.323 111.3 111.3 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0
Aluminum and articles thereof 1.111 146.2 143.2 0.4 -0.1 1.4 -1.1 -2.1

 

U.S. Export Prices Indexes and Percent Changes
 
Relative Importance
Index
Percent Change
Description June 2007 June 2007 July 2007 July '06-July '07 March '07-April '07 April '07 - May '07 May '07-June '07 June '07-July '07
Primary metals 4.311 127.6 125.7 7.4 1.1 2.9 0.5 -1.5
Fabricated metal products 2.821 112.8 113.0 6.0 1.0 2.0 0.1 0.2
Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Ceramics, Glass etc. 0.811 110.0 109.7 5.5 0.9 0.6 0.8 -0.3
Glass and glassware 0.436 98.5 99.1 4.1 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.6
Aluminum and articles thereof 1.051 149.5 146.6 4.9 0.1 1.4 -0.8 -1.9

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