United States Import Prices  1982-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Prices for US imports edged up 0.2 percent month-over-month in October of 2017, easing from an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in September and below market expectations of 0.4 percent. Fuel prices went up 1.4 percent, lower than a 5.5 percent rise in the previous month. as a 1.7 percent gain in petroleum prices offset a 6.7 percent drop in natural gas prices. Cost of non-fuel imports rose 0.2 percent, slightly below 0.3 percent in September, mainly driven by rise in nonfuel industrial supplies and materials prices and capital goods. In contrast, decline was observed in prices of automotive vehicles; consumer goods; and foods, feeds, and beverages. Year-on-year, import prices rose 2.5 percent. Import Prices in the United States averaged 107.95 Index Points from 1982 until 2017, 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
2017-10-17 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.7% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
2017-11-16 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
2017-11-16 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY 2.5% 2.7% 2.5%
2017-12-14 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY 2.5%
2017-12-14 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.2%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 2.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.50 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 246.64 246.37 246.64 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 253.43 252.86 253.43 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.80 1.70 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 113.63 113.03 113.63 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 113.90 113.40 113.90 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.80 2.60 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 123.90 123.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 124.20 123.90 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.30 1.20 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
Pce Price Index 113.05 112.62 113.05 17.12 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.61 2.54 3.40 2.42 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 253.13 252.98 253.13 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 202.46 204.78 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 113.35 113.21 113.35 17.60 Index Points [+]


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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
124.20 123.90 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2017 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




import prices by Country
Country Last
Australia 102.10 Sep/17
Brazil 112.97 Aug/17
Canada 125.40 Sep/17
China 106.38 Aug/17
Euro Area 103.10 Sep/17
France 99.40 Aug/17
Germany 100.70 Sep/17
India 518.00 Dec/16
Indonesia 136.65 Sep/17
Italy 106.30 Sep/17
Japan 91.60 Sep/17
Mexico 225.24 Sep/17
Netherlands 100.70 Sep/17
South Korea 83.17 Oct/17
Spain 105.10 Aug/17
Switzerland 102.44 Sep/17
Turkey 89.90 Sep/17
United Kingdom 110.30 Sep/17
United States 124.20 Oct/17