US import prices went up 0.5 percent from a month earlier in October of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent rise in September and beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. It is the largest monthly increase since a 0.9 percent rise in May. Cost for import fuels increased 3.3 percent, after advancing 0.7 percent in September; the rise was the largest monthly gain since a 6.1 percent increase in May. Higher prices for both petroleum (2.8 percent) and natural gas (24.6 percent) contributed to the advance. Cost for nonfuel imports edged up 0.2 percent in October, after recording no change in September. Higher prices for foods, feeds, and beverages drove the October advance and more than offset decreasing prices for capital goods; consumer goods; and nonfuel industrial supplies and materials. Year-on-year, import prices went up percent 3.5 percent. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.55 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.20 2.50 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.00 0.30 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 252.88 252.83 252.88 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 259.48 258.94 259.48 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.10 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.65 110.27 110.65 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.30 117.20 117.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.50 2.90 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.80 127.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 128.40 127.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.20 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 260.47 260.27 260.47 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 209.92 213.48 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.46 110.34 110.46 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 116.50 116.10 116.50 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.77 108.58 108.77 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
128.40 127.80 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 124.70 Sep/18
Australia 112.10 Sep/18
Brazil 120.67 Oct/18
Canada 118.80 Oct/18
China 110.90 Sep/18
Euro Area 100.90 Oct/18
France 103.10 Sep/18
Germany 104.70 Oct/18
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 151.51 Oct/18
Italy 109.40 Sep/18
Japan 103.30 Oct/18
Mexico 234.44 Oct/18
Netherlands 103.20 Sep/18
Singapore 90.80 Oct/18
South Africa 149.20 Sep/18
South Korea 87.96 Nov/18
Spain 113.80 Sep/18
Switzerland 107.88 Oct/18
Turkey 92.18 Sep/18
United States 128.40 Oct/18


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