US import prices fell 1 percent from a month earlier in December 2018, following an upwardly revised 1.9 percent drop in November and compared with market expectations of a 1.3 percent decrease. It was the second straight month of decline mainly due to a slump in cost of petroleum products (-9.2 percent vs -13.3 percent in November) while prices of other goods were unchanged (vs -0.3 percent in November). Year-on-year, import prices fell 0.6 percent in December, after rising by 0.5 percent in the previous month. That was the biggest annual drop since September 2016 and the first year-on-year decline since October 2016. Considering 2018 full year, import prices dropped for the first time since 2015 by 0.6 percent, after increasing 3.2 percent in 2017. Import Prices in the United States averaged 108.64 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-13 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY 0.7% 3.5%
2018-12-13 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM -1.6% 0.5% -0.9%
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY -0.6% 0.5%
2019-01-16 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM -1% -1.9% -1.3%
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM -1%
2019-02-15 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY -0.6%
2019-03-14 12:30 PM Import Prices MoM


United States Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.90 2.20 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.00 1.80 -1.80 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 252.73 252.88 252.88 23.51 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 260.03 259.48 260.03 28.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.20 2.20 13.60 0.00 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 110.68 110.27 110.68 12.85 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 117.10 117.30 117.30 100.20 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.50 2.50 19.57 -6.86 percent [+]
Export Prices 126.10 126.90 135.30 82.40 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 124.70 125.90 147.50 75.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.60 1.40 36.70 -34.30 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 261.36 260.47 261.36 30.50 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 204.54 209.92 223.54 22.30 Index Points [+]
Core Pce Price Index 110.67 110.50 110.67 16.73 Index Points [+]
Core Producer Prices 116.40 116.50 116.50 99.90 Index Points [+]
Pce Price Index 108.87 108.81 108.87 16.07 Index Points [+]
Inflation Expectations 3.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
124.70 125.90 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2018 Index Points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 124.70 Sep/18
Australia 112.10 Sep/18
Brazil 121.40 Nov/18
Canada 120.20 Nov/18
China 110.40 Oct/18
Euro Area 100.90 Nov/18
France 102.10 Nov/18
Germany 103.70 Nov/18
India 513.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 153.10 Nov/18
Italy 110.90 Nov/18
Japan 100.30 Dec/18
Mexico 233.77 Nov/18
Netherlands 102.30 Nov/18
Singapore 87.30 Nov/18
South Africa 149.20 Sep/18
South Korea 85.01 Dec/18
Spain 114.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 105.70 Dec/18
Turkey 92.72 Nov/18
United States 124.70 Dec/18


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