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

US import prices rose 0.3 percent month-over-month in April 2018, missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain and following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent fall in March. Prices for imported fuel moved up 1.3 percent in April, after declining 2.4 percent in March, as an increase in cost of petroleum (1.3 percent) offset a drop in natural gas prices (-4.4 percent). Meanwhile, the price index for non-fuel imports rose 0.2 percent in April, following a 0.1 percent gain in March, due to higher prices for non-fuel industrial supplies and materials; consumer goods; and automotive vehicles. Year-on-year, import prices advanced 3.3 percent, the same pace as in the previous month. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.24 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 2.50 2.40 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 -0.10 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 250.01 249.46 250.01 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 256.45 256.20 256.45 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.10 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 114.84 114.28 114.84 13.49 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 115.50 115.40 115.50 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.60 3.00 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.00 126.30 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.90 126.50 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.40 1.30 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 256.97 256.39 256.97 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 210.73 207.85 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 114.65 114.48 114.65 17.60 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 114.60 114.40 114.60 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 114.31 114.27 114.31 17.12 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.98 2.75 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
126.90 126.50 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




import prices by Country
Country Last
Australia 106.30 Mar/18
Brazil 119.48 Mar/18
Canada 131.60 Mar/18
China 98.61 Feb/18
Euro Area 100.00 Mar/18
France 99.60 Feb/18
Germany 102.30 Mar/18
India 523.00 Dec/17
Indonesia 143.78 Mar/18
Italy 103.40 Mar/18
Japan 96.00 Apr/18
Mexico 229.77 Mar/18
Netherlands 101.20 Mar/18
South Korea 85.03 Apr/18
Spain 106.40 Feb/18
Switzerland 106.34 Apr/18
Turkey 92.58 Mar/18
United Kingdom 111.30 Mar/18
United States 126.90 Apr/18


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