United States Import Prices

Import Prices in the United States increased to 140.40 Index Points in March of 2014 from 139.60 Index Points in February of 2014. Import Prices in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Import Prices in the United States averaged 105.78 Index Points from 1982 until 2014, 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. 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. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
140.40 139.60 147.50 75.00 142.04 | 2014/06 1982 - 2014 Index Points Monthly
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-14 01:30 PM United States
Import Price Index MoM
Dec 2013 0.0% -0.9% (R) 0.3%
2014-02-14 01:30 PM United States
Import Price Index MoM
Jan 2014 0.1% 0.2% (R) -0.1%
2014-03-13 12:30 PM United States
Import Price Index MoM
Feb 2014 0.9% 0.4% (R) 0.4%
2014-04-10 01:30 PM United States
Import Price Index MoM
Mar 2014 0.6% 0.9% 0.2%
2014-05-13 01:30 PM United States
Import Price Index MoM
Apr 2014 0.6%
2014-06-12 01:30 PM United States
Import Price Index MoM
May 2014
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 2014-03-31 1.10 23.70 -15.80 1.80 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 235.64 2014-03-15 235.17 235.64 23.51 236.82 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 236.60 2014-03-15 236.12 236.60 28.50 237.60 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 134.70 2014-03-15 133.60 135.30 82.40 136.18 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Gdp Deflator 107.20 2013-11-15 106.78 107.20 13.50 108.06 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 140.40 2014-03-15 139.60 147.50 75.00 142.04 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 2014-03-15 0.10 1.81 -1.77 0.35 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Producer Prices 110.30 2014-03-15 109.80 110.30 100.20 110.65 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.40 2014-03-15 0.90 19.57 -6.86 0.86 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.66 2014-03-15 1.57 13.59 0.00 1.90 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Import Prices | Notes
Import Prices refers to the rate of change in the prices of goods and services purchased by residents of that country from, and supplied by, foreign sellers.


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