Import prices in the US went down 0.5 percent month-over-month in January of 2019, following a 1 percent decline in December and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent decrease. Cost of fuel imports went down 3.2 percent in January and 22.5 percent over the past 3 months, the largest drop over a 3-month period since the index fell 29.2 percent for the 3 months ended in February 2016. The January drop was primarily driven by a 44.2 percent fall in natural gas prices and a 0.1 percent decline in petroleum prices. Also, prices for non-fuel imports edged down 0.2 percent, led by nonfuel industrial supplies and materials (-0.7 percent); consumer goods (-0.3 percent); automotive vehicles (-0.2 percent); and foods, feeds, and beverages (-0.3 percent) which more than offset higher cost for capital goods (0.1 percent). Year-on-year, import prices went down 1.7 percent, the largest annual fall in nearly 2-1/2 years. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.68 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
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY -0.6% 0.5%
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM -1% -1.9% -1.3%
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY -1.7% -0.6%
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM -0.5% -1% -0.1%
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM -0.5%
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY -1.7%
2019-04-12 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.90 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.00 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 252.67 252.72 252.79 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 260.70 260.08 260.70 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.68 110.27 110.68 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.10 117.20 117.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.00 2.50 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.40 126.10 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 124.30 124.90 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.60 1.60 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 262.28 261.36 262.28 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 202.57 204.54 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.67 110.50 110.67 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 116.80 116.50 116.80 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.87 108.81 108.87 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.97 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
124.30 124.90 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 121.10 Dec/18
Australia 112.70 Dec/18
Brazil 125.00 Dec/18
Canada 120.20 Nov/18
China 112.60 Dec/18
Euro Area 100.70 Dec/18
France 100.60 Dec/18
Germany 102.40 Dec/18
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 149.59 Dec/18
Italy 108.60 Dec/18
Japan 95.20 Jan/19
Mexico 233.64 Dec/18
Netherlands 101.60 Dec/18
Singapore 83.40 Dec/18
South Africa 149.20 Sep/18
South Korea 85.01 Dec/18
Spain 114.10 Nov/18
Switzerland 104.28 Jan/19
Turkey 92.05 Dec/18
United States 124.30 Jan/19


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