The price index for US imports advanced 1.0 percent from a month earlier in June 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent increase in the previous month and compared with market expectations of 1.2 percent. Cost for import fuel rose 4.7 percent (vs 5.5 percent in May), boosted by higher prices for petroleum and natural gas. Meanwhile, nonfuel import prices were up 0.7 percent (vs 0.9 percent in May) on the back of higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; foods, feeds, and beverages; consumer goods; and capital goods. Year-on-year, import prices rose 11.2 percent in June, following an 11.6 percent increase in May, which was the largest annual advance in prices since September 2011. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Import Prices in the United States averaged 109.83 points from 1982 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 147.50 points in July of 2008 and a record low of 75 points in March of 1986. This page provides - United States Import Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Import Prices - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Import Prices in the United States is expected to be 128.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Import Prices in the United States to stand at 120.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Import Prices is projected to trend around 128.00 points in 2022 and 128.74 points in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Import Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
134.10 132.80 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2021 points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-16 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY May 11.3% 10.8% 10.7%
2021-06-16 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM May 1.1% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
2021-07-15 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY Jun 11.2% 11.6% 11%
2021-07-15 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM Jun 1% 1.4% 1.2% 0.9%


News Stream
US Import Prices Rise Less than Forecast
The price index for US imports advanced 1.0 percent from a month earlier in June 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent increase in the previous month and compared with market expectations of 1.2 percent. Cost for import fuel rose 4.7 percent (vs 5.5 percent in May), boosted by higher prices for petroleum and natural gas. Meanwhile, nonfuel import prices were up 0.7 percent (vs 0.9 percent in May) on the back of higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; foods, feeds, and beverages; consumer goods; and capital goods. Year-on-year, import prices rose 11.2 percent in June, following an 11.6 percent increase in May, which was the largest annual advance in prices since September 2011.
2021-07-15
US Import Prices Rise for 6th Month
US import prices rose 1.1 percent from a month earlier in May of 2021, accelerating from a 0.8 percent increase in April and above market expectations of 0.8 percent. Prices for US imports have not recorded a decline since the index edged down 0.1 percent in October. Fuel prices advanced 4 percent, much faster than a 1.6 percent gain in April due to price increases for petroleum and natural gas. Also, nonfuel import prices rose 0.9 percent, up from a 0.7 percent gain in April led by higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials, consumer goods, and automotive vehicles. On a yearly basis, import prices jumped 11.3 percent in May, the largest annual increase since September 2011.
2021-06-16
US Import Prices Rise More than Forecast
US import prices increased 0.7 percent from a month earlier in April 2021, following an upwardly revised 1.4 percent growth in March and slightly beating market forecasts of 0.6 percent. Nonfuel import prices rose 0.7 percent, boosted by higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; foods, feeds, and beverages; capital goods; and automotive vehicles. In addition, fuel prices advanced 0.5 percent, as increasing petroleum prices more than offset decreasing natural gas prices. On a yearly basis, import prices jumped 10.6 percent in April, the largest annual increase since October 2011.
2021-05-14
US Import Prices Rise More than Expected
Import prices in the US increased 1.2 percent month-over-month in March of 2021, after advancing 1.3 percent in February and slightly above market forecasts of 1 percent. Import fuel prices rose 6.3 percent, petroleum advanced 6.7 percent and natural gas 3.6 percent. Excluding fuel, prices went up at a slower 0.8 percent, mainly due to industrial supplies and materials; foods, feeds, and beverages; capital goods; and consumer goods. The 4.1 percent increase from December to March was the largest 3-month rise for import prices since the index advanced 5.8 percent in May of 2011. Year-on-year, import prices jumped 6.9 percent, the most since January of 2012.
2021-04-14

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.