US import prices fell 0.5 percent from a month earlier in August 2019, after a downwardly revised 0.1 percent gain in July and compared with market consensus of a 0.4 percent decline. Fuel prices dropped 4.3 percent, following a 0.7 percent rise in the previous month, as lower cost of petroleum (-4.8 percent) more than offset higher prices for natural gas (16 percent). Meanwhile, prices for nonfuel imports were unchanged for the second consecutive month, after falling 0.3 percent in June and May, mostly due to cost of foods, feeds, and beverages (-0.3 percent); and nonfuel industrial supplies and materials (-0.3 percent). Year-on-year, import prices went down 1 percent, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent fall in July. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.99 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
2019-08-14 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY Jul -1.8% -2% -2.9% -2.3%
2019-08-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM Jul 0.2% -1.1% 0% -0.3%
2019-09-13 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY Aug -2% -1.9% -1.7%
2019-09-13 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM Aug -0.5% 0.1% -0.4% -0.3%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.70 1.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.30 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 256.30 256.16 256.30 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 264.25 263.57 264.25 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.40 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 112.18 111.47 112.18 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 118.60 118.50 118.60 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.80 1.70 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.50 126.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 125.10 125.70 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.70 1.80 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 267.26 267.10 267.26 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 211.08 213.41 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.81 111.61 111.81 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 118.20 117.80 118.20 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.85 109.62 109.85 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.41 2.59 3.40 2.41 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
125.10 125.70 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 116.90 Jun/19
Australia 113.10 Jun/19
Brazil 117.20 Jul/19
Canada 119.30 Jul/19
China 105.90 Jun/19
Euro Area 100.70 Jul/19
France 101.00 Jul/19
Germany 101.10 Jul/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 149.34 Jul/19
Italy 107.10 Jun/19
Japan 92.80 Aug/19
Mexico 232.48 Jul/19
Netherlands 99.70 Jul/19
Singapore 100.12 Jul/19
South Africa 155.80 Jun/19
South Korea 111.17 Aug/19
Spain 108.70 Jun/19
Switzerland 105.77 May/19
Turkey 89.12 Jul/19
United States 125.10 Aug/19


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