US import prices increased 0.5 percent from a month earlier in September 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent decline in August and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. It was the first monthly rise since May. Prices for import fuels advanced 3.8 percent, after decreasing 2.2 percent in the previous month, led by a rebound in petroleum prices (4.1 percent from -3.9 percent). Meantime, non-fuel import prices recorded no change in September, after a 0.2 percent drop in August, due to higher foods, feeds, and beverages prices (2.0 percent from 0.3 percent). Also, prices of non-fuel industrial supplies and materials dropped less (-0.4 percent from -0.9 percent). Year-on-year, import prices went up percent 3.5 percent, easing from a 3.7 percent gain in the prior month and above market consensus of a 3.2 percent rise. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.50 Index Points from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 147.50 Index Points in July of 2008 and a record low of 75 Index Points in March of 1986.

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United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.30 2.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 251.99 251.85 251.99 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 258.44 258.14 258.44 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.65 110.27 110.65 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.20 116.50 117.20 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.90 2.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.20 127.20 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 128.20 127.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 259.94 259.88 259.94 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 212.41 213.48 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.37 110.21 110.37 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 116.10 115.50 116.10 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.60 108.47 108.60 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.00 3.00 3.40 2.42 percent [+]


United States Import Prices

In the United States, 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. This page provides - United States Import Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Import Prices - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
128.20 127.60 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last
Argentina 124.70 Sep/18
Australia 112.10 Sep/18
Brazil 121.60 Sep/18
Canada 136.60 Sep/18
China 106.90 Jul/18
Euro Area 100.80 Sep/18
France 102.30 Aug/18
Germany 103.70 Sep/18
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 150.36 Sep/18
Italy 108.90 Aug/18
Japan 101.80 Sep/18
Mexico 234.29 Sep/18
Netherlands 103.10 Aug/18
Singapore 89.50 Sep/18
South Africa 141.70 Jun/18
South Korea 92.06 Oct/18
Spain 111.80 Aug/18
Switzerland 107.64 Sep/18
Turkey 92.18 Sep/18
United States 128.20 Sep/18


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