US import prices rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier in March 2019, following a revised 1 percent gain in February and beating market expectations of 0.4 percent. Import fuel prices climbed 6.4 percent in March after increasing 9.7 percent in February, boosted by both petroleum (4.7 percent) and natural gas (42.3 percent). Meanwhile, nonfuel import costs dropped 0.2 percent, reversing a 0.2 percent gain in February, as falling prices for capital goods, consumer goods, and nonfuel industrial supplies and materials more than offset an increase in the prices for foods, feeds, and beverages. Year-on-year, import prices were unchanged, with upward pressure coming from fuel prices, in particular natural gas prices, which posted the largest advance since March 2014; while nonfuel import prices declined 0.8 percent, the biggest drop since August 2016. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.77 Index Points from 1982 until 2019, 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY -1.3% -1.6% -1.6%
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.6% 0.1% 0.3%
2019-04-12 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY 0% -0.8% -1.4%
2019-04-12 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.6% 1% 0.4%
2019-05-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.6%
2019-05-14 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY 0%
2019-06-13 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.90 1.50 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 254.15 252.78 254.15 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 261.37 261.11 261.37 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.00 2.10 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.19 110.68 111.19 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.90 117.20 117.90 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.20 1.90 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.10 126.20 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.50 125.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.10 2.00 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 263.89 263.06 263.89 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 208.84 204.24 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.00 110.93 111.00 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 117.20 116.90 117.20 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.87 108.94 108.94 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.82 2.79 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
126.50 125.80 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 121.10 Dec/18
Australia 112.70 Dec/18
Brazil 117.82 Feb/19
Canada 120.80 Jan/19
China 105.00 Feb/19
Euro Area 100.80 Feb/19
France 100.80 Jan/19
Germany 102.50 Feb/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 149.56 Feb/19
Italy 108.00 Jan/19
Japan 97.30 Mar/19
Mexico 234.72 Feb/19
Netherlands 102.80 Feb/19
Singapore 99.20 Feb/19
South Africa 156.60 Dec/18
South Korea 87.61 Mar/19
Spain 109.50 Jan/19
Switzerland 105.25 Feb/19
Turkey 90.67 Feb/19
United States 126.50 Mar/19


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