US import prices rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier in February 2019, following a revised 0.1 percent gain in January and easily beating market expectations of 0.3 percent. It was the largest monthly increase in import prices since May due to higher fuel costs (4.9 percent vs 4.1 percent), with both petroleum and natural gas contributing to the advance. Meanwhile, nonfuel import prices recorded no change in February following a 0.3 percent decrease in January. Year-on-year, import prices dropped 1.3 percent, as the index for fuel prices fell 6.5 percent and that for nonfuel imports declined 0.6 percent. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.72 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
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY -1.7% -0.6%
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM -0.5% -1% -0.1%
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY -1.3% -1.6% -1.6%
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.6% 0.1% 0.3%
2019-04-12 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.6%
2019-04-12 12:30 PM Import Prices YoY -1.3%
2019-05-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 1.60 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.00 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 252.78 252.67 252.79 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 261.11 260.70 261.11 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.10 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 111.22 110.68 111.22 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.20 117.10 117.50 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.90 2.00 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 126.20 125.40 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 125.20 124.50 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.00 1.60 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 263.06 262.28 263.06 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 204.24 202.57 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.92 110.72 110.92 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 116.90 116.80 116.90 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.93 108.87 108.93 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.79 2.97 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
125.20 124.50 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 121.10 Dec/18
Australia 112.70 Dec/18
Brazil 120.27 Jan/19
Canada 122.10 Dec/18
China 112.60 Dec/18
Euro Area 100.60 Jan/19
France 100.60 Dec/18
Germany 102.20 Jan/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 148.45 Jan/19
Italy 108.60 Dec/18
Japan 95.90 Feb/19
Mexico 234.07 Jan/19
Netherlands 101.30 Jan/19
Singapore 98.40 Jan/19
South Africa 156.60 Dec/18
South Korea 86.56 Feb/19
Spain 112.70 Dec/18
Switzerland 105.25 Feb/19
Turkey 91.19 Jan/19
United States 125.20 Feb/19


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