Import prices in Germany fell 1.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2021, following a 3.4 percent drop in December and compared to forecasts of a 2.1 percent decline. Energy cost sank 13.1 percent and made the largest downward contribution, namely oil (-20.4 percent). Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, imports prices increased 0.5 percent. High upward pressure came from cost of electricity (50.4 percent), iron ores (36.2 percent) and natural gas (7.7 percent). On a monthly basis, import prices jumped 1.9 percent month-over-month, higher than 0.6 percent in December and market forecasts of 0.9 percent. source: Federal Statistical Office

Import Prices in Germany averaged 80.07 points from 1962 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 109.20 points in March of 2012 and a record low of 40.80 points in August of 1962. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Import Prices - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Import Prices - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2021.

Import Prices in Germany is expected to be 99.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Import Prices in Germany to stand at 105.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Import Prices is projected to trend around 109.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Import Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
100.10 98.20 109.20 40.80 1962 - 2021 points Monthly
NSA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-29 07:00 AM Import Prices MoM Dec 0.6% 0.5% 0.9% 0.3%
2021-01-29 07:00 AM Import Prices YoY Dec -3.4% -3.8% -3.1% -3.7%
2021-02-26 07:00 AM Import Prices YoY Jan -1.2% -3.4% -2.1% -2.6%
2021-02-26 07:00 AM Import Prices MoM Jan 1.9% 0.6% 0.9% 0.5%


News Stream
Germany Import Prices Fall Less in January
Import prices in Germany fell 1.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2021, following a 3.4 percent drop in December and compared to forecasts of a 2.1 percent decline. Energy cost sank 13.1 percent and made the largest downward contribution, namely oil (-20.4 percent). Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, imports prices increased 0.5 percent. High upward pressure came from cost of electricity (50.4 percent), iron ores (36.2 percent) and natural gas (7.7 percent). On a monthly basis, import prices jumped 1.9 percent month-over-month, higher than 0.6 percent in December and market forecasts of 0.9 percent.
2021-02-26
Germany Import Deflation Slows
Import prices in Germany fell 3.4 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, following a 3.8 percent drop in November and compared to forecasts of a 3.1 percent decline. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, imports prices decreased at a much slower 1 percent. On a monthly basis, import prices went up 0.6 percent month-over-month, higher than 0.5 percent in November. Prices rose 4.3% on average in 2020.
2021-01-29
Germany Import Prices Continue to Fall
Import prices in Germany fell 3.8 percent year-on-year in November of 2020, compared with market forecasts of a 4 percent decline and after a 3.9 percent drop in October. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, prices decreased by 1.3 percent. On a monthly basis, import prices went up 0.5 percent month-over-month, higher than 0.3 percent in October.
2020-12-23
German Import Prices Drop Less than Expected
Import prices in Germany fell 3.9 percent year-on-year in October of 2020, compared with market consensus of a 4.1 percent decline and after a 4.3 percent drop in September. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, prices decreased by 1.3 percent. On a monthly basis, import prices rose by 0.3 percent month-over-month, the same as in September.
2020-11-27

Germany Import Prices
In Germany, Import Prices correspond to the rate of change in the prices of goods and services purchased by residents of that country from, and supplied by, foreign sellers. Import Prices are heavily affected by exchange rates.