US import prices fell 0.9 percent from a month earlier in June 2019, after a flat reading in May and compared with market expectations of a 0.7 percent decrease. It was the first month of decline since December, as fuel prices fell 6.5 percent following a 2.3 percent gain the previous month due to lower cost of petroleum (-6.2 percent) and natural gas (-21 percent). Also, nonfuel import prices dropped 0.3 percent for the second consecutive month, as cost of foods, feeds, and beverages (-1.5 percent); nonfuel industrial supplies and materials (-0.6 percent); capital (-0.2 percent) and consumer goods (-0.1 percent) more than offset rising prices for automotive vehicles (0.1 percent). Year-on-year, import prices went down 2 percent, following a downwardly revised 1.1 percent fall in May. It was the largest over-the-year decrease since August 2016. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.90 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
2019-06-13 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY May -1.5% -0.3% -1.4% -1.3%
2019-06-13 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM May -0.3% 0.1% -0.2% -0.3%
2019-07-16 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY Jun -2% -1.1% -2.1% -1.9%
2019-07-16 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM Jun -0.9% 0% -0.7% -0.4%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.60 1.80 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 0.10 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 255.31 255.16 255.31 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 262.80 262.03 262.80 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.00 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.37 111.19 111.37 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 118.30 118.20 118.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.70 1.80 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 125.90 126.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 125.60 126.80 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 2.00 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 266.46 265.14 266.46 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 213.07 215.39 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.60 111.39 111.60 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 117.90 117.50 117.90 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.73 109.55 109.73 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.67 2.45 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
125.60 126.80 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 118.30 Mar/19
Australia 112.10 Mar/19
Brazil 118.93 Apr/19
Canada 122.20 May/19
China 107.90 May/19
Euro Area 101.00 May/19
France 102.20 May/19
Germany 102.70 May/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 152.92 May/19
Italy 108.80 May/19
Japan 95.40 Jun/19
Mexico 233.03 May/19
Netherlands 101.20 May/19
Singapore 101.30 May/19
South Africa 150.30 Mar/19
South Korea 109.58 Jun/19
Spain 113.20 Apr/19
Switzerland 105.77 May/19
Turkey 90.39 May/19
United States 125.60 Jun/19


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