The Export Price Indexes for July 2013 was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a decline of 0.1%.
Nonagricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Nonagricultural industrial supplies and materials prices fell 0.3 percent in July, after decreasing 0.5 percent in June. Both declines were driven by lower prices for nonferrous metals, which fell 4.1 percent in July and 2.5 percent in June.
Finished Goods: Each of the major finished goods areas recorded increases in July. Capital goods prices rose 0.3 percent, the largest monthly advance since a 0.3 percent rise in February, while the price indexes for consumer goods and automotive vehicles each ticked up 0.1 percent.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks this data by Harmonized Tariff Schedule, your HTS code. Below are a few of the HTS codes, if you don’t see your industry below – please let me know and I will post the data for your industry as well.Section VI: Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries -0.39% Decline Section VII: Plastics and Articles thereof 0.27% Increase Section XIII: Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement… ..Glass and Glassware 0.25% Increase Section XV: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal -1.22% Decrease Section XVI: Machinery and Mechanical… …and accessories of such articles. 0.21% Increase Section XVIII: Optical, Photographic… …parts and accessories thereof. 0.09% Increase Section XX: Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles. -0.45% Increase