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.