United States Import Prices  1982-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

US import prices decreased 0.6 percent from a month earlier in August 2018, following a revised 0.1 percent drop in July and beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent fall. It was the largest monthly drop since the index decreased 1.3 percent in January 2016. Prices for import fuel went down 3.9 percent in August, after a downwardly revised 1.0 percent increase in July, led by petroleum (-3.9 percent vs 0.7 percent) and natural gas (-6.3 percent vs 18.0 percent). Also, non-fuel import prices edged down 0.1 percent, after falling 0.3 percent in the previous two months, due to non-fuel industrial supplies and materials (-2.2 percent vs -0.1 percent) and capital goods (-0.1 percent). In contrast, prices of foods, feeds, and beverages advanced (0.4 percent vs -1.6 percent). Year-on-year, import prices rose 3.7 percent, following an upwardly revised 4.9 percent increase in the previous month. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.45 Index Points from 1982 until 2018, 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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United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.70 2.90 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 251.85 251.29 251.85 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 258.14 257.93 258.14 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.40 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.25 109.37 110.25 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.30 116.40 116.40 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.80 3.30 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.30 127.40 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 127.40 128.20 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 259.88 259.27 259.88 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 213.48 214.04 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.12 109.95 110.12 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 115.30 115.40 115.40 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.31 108.18 108.31 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.00 2.98 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
127.40 128.20 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




import prices by Country
Country Last
Argentina 122.50 Jun/18
Australia 110.00 Jun/18
Brazil 121.05 Jul/18
Canada 138.70 Jul/18
China 106.90 Jul/18
Euro Area 100.90 Jul/18
France 102.20 Jul/18
Germany 104.80 Jul/18
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 148.64 Jul/18
Italy 108.70 Jul/18
Japan 101.10 Aug/18
Mexico 232.92 Jul/18
Netherlands 103.80 Jul/18
Singapore 88.80 Jul/18
South Africa 141.70 Jun/18
South Korea 89.40 Aug/18
Spain 112.20 Jul/18
Switzerland 107.87 Aug/18
Turkey 92.74 Jul/18
United Kingdom 111.40 Apr/18
United States 127.40 Aug/18


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