Prices for US imports edged up 0.1 percent from a month earlier in November 2020, following a 0.1 percent decline the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Import fuel prices advanced 4.3 percent (vs -0.9 percent in October) as natural gas prices rose 49.1 percent, the largest monthly gain since November 2018, and petroleum prices increased 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, nonfuel import prices were down 0.3 percent, the first time the index fell on a monthly basis since a 0.5 percent drop in April, due to lower prices for foods, feeds, and beverages; nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; and automotive vehicles. Year-on-year, import prices fell 1.0 percent in November. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Import Prices in the United States averaged 109.50 points from 1982 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 147.50 points in July of 2008 and a record low of 75 points in March of 1986. This page provides - United States Import Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Import Prices - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Import Prices in the United States is expected to be 125.74 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Import Prices in the United States to stand at 127.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Import Prices is projected to trend around 128.00 points in 2021 and 128.74 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Import Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
123.40 123.30 147.50 75.00 1982 - 2020 points Monthly
NSA, 2000=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-17 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY Oct -1% -1.4% -0.4%
2020-11-17 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM Oct -0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
2020-12-15 01:30 PM Import Prices YoY Nov -1% -1% -0.8%
2020-12-15 01:30 PM Import Prices MoM Nov 0.1% -0.1% 0.3% 0.2%


News Stream
US Import Prices Rise Less Than Forecast
Prices for US imports edged up 0.1 percent from a month earlier in November 2020, following a 0.1 percent decline the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Import fuel prices advanced 4.3 percent (vs -0.9 percent in October) as natural gas prices rose 49.1 percent, the largest monthly gain since November 2018, and petroleum prices increased 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, nonfuel import prices were down 0.3 percent, the first time the index fell on a monthly basis since a 0.5 percent drop in April, due to lower prices for foods, feeds, and beverages; nonfuel industrial supplies and materials; and automotive vehicles. Year-on-year, import prices fell 1.0 percent in November.
2020-12-15
US Import Prices Unexpectedly Drop
Prices for US imports fell 0.1 percent from a month earlier in October 2020, the first monthly decline for the index since a 2.6 percent drop in April and compared with market expectations of a 0.2 percent rise. Import fuel prices decreased 1.9 percent (vs -5.2 percent in September) due to lower prices for both natural gas and petroleum; while cost for nonfuel imports increased 0.1 percent (vs 0.5 percent in September) led by higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials and foods, feeds, and beverages which more than offset falling prices for consumer goods and automotive vehicles. Year-on-year, import prices decreased 1.0 percent in October.
2020-11-17
US Import Prices Rise for 5th Month
Import prices in the US went up 0.3 percent month-over-month in September 2020, following an upwardly revised 1 percent rise in August, the fifth consecutive monthly gain and in line with market expectations. Nonfuel imports advanced 0.6 percent (vs 0.7 percent in August) driven by higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials. Rising prices for foods, feeds, and beverages; automotive vehicles; consumer goods; and capital goods also contributed to the advance. On the other hand, import fuel cost fell 2.9 percent (vs 3.9 percent in August), the first monthly drop since April led by lower petroleum prices, which more than offset rising natural gas prices. Year-on-year, import prices declined 1.1 percent, easing further from a 1.4 percent fall in the previous month.
2020-10-15
US Import Prices Rise More than Forecast
Prices for US imports rose 0.9 percent month-over-month in August 2020, following a revised 1.2 percent increase in July and compared with market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. Import fuel cost rose 3.3 percent (vs 15.1 percent in July), with both petroleum and natural gas contributing to the advance. Nonfuel import prices rose 0.7 percent (vs 0.2 percent in July), the largest increase since April 2011, driven by higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials. Year-on-year, imports prices declined 1.4 percent, easing from a 2.8 percent fall in the previous month.
2020-09-15

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.