US import prices fell 1.6 percent from a month earlier in November of 2018, following a 0.5 percent gain in October and compared with market expectations of a 0.9 percent decrease. It was the largest decline in import prices since August 2015. Import fuel prices dropped 11.0 percent, after rising 3.2 percent in October, the decrease was the largest since January 2016, mainly due to cost of petroleum (-12.1 percent from 2.7 percent). Also, prices for non-fuel imports went down 0.3 percent, after ticking up 0.1 percent in the prior month. Lower foods, feeds, and beverages prices were the largest factor for the November decrease in non-fuel prices, although prices for non-fuel industrial supplies and materials and capital goods also dropped. Year-on-year, import prices went up percent 0.7 percent. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.59 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 -1.6%
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY 0.7%
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 126.80 127.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.20 128.20 147.50 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
126.20 128.20 147.50 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 126.20 Nov/18


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