US import prices rose 0.2 percent from a month earlier in April 2019, following a 0.6 percent gain in March and missing market expectations of 0.7 percent. Import fuel prices were up 2.5 percent (vs 6.9 percent in March), boosted by a 6.1 percent advance in petroleum prices while natural gas cost slumped 53.7 percent, the largest decrease since the index was first published on a monthly basis in December 1994. Meanwhile, nonfuel import prices edged down 0.1 percent in April (vs -0.2 percent in March), as cost for capital goods dropped 0.4 percent, the biggest decline since March 2009, while prices for foods, feeds, and beverages increased. Year-on-year, import prices dropped 0.2 percent in April, driven by lower nonfuel prices. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.81 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
2019-03-14 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 YoY 0% -0.8% -1.4%
2019-04-12 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM 0.6% 1% 0.4%


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.00 1.90 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.40 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 254.96 254.15 254.96 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 261.74 261.37 261.74 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 118.10 117.90 118.10 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.20 2.20 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 127.30 127.00 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 126.90 126.60 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.80 2.10 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 264.45 263.89 264.45 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 214.14 208.84 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 111.13 111.08 111.13 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 117.30 117.20 117.30 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 109.22 109.00 109.22 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 2.60 2.82 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
126.90 126.60 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2019 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 118.30 Mar/19
Australia 112.10 Mar/19
Brazil 117.60 Mar/19
Canada 121.50 Mar/19
China 102.00 Mar/19
Euro Area 100.80 Mar/19
France 101.50 Feb/19
Germany 102.50 Mar/19
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 151.55 Mar/19
Italy 108.50 Mar/19
Japan 97.30 Mar/19
Mexico 234.72 Feb/19
Netherlands 102.70 Mar/19
Singapore 100.00 Mar/19
South Africa 156.60 Dec/18
South Korea 88.91 Apr/19
Spain 107.70 Feb/19
Switzerland 105.97 Mar/19
Turkey 91.00 Mar/19
United States 126.90 Apr/19


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