U.S. import price indexes by country or region of origin

June 15, 2015

Prices for all U.S. imports decreased 9.6 percent from May 2014 to May 2015. These declines were partly driven by a 40.6-percent drop in petroleum prices and a 41.9-percent drop in natural gas prices over the May 2014–May 2015 period. Prices for imports from the Asia Near East region decreased 31.8 percent over the 12 months ending in May, and prices for imports from Canada declined 17.7 percent.

12-month percentage change in U.S. import price indexes by selected locality of origin, May 2010–May 2015
Month All U.S. imports Canada France Germany United Kingdom Latin America Mexico China Japan Asian NICs(1) Asia Near East(2)

May 2010

8.5 13.1 1.5 4.1 5.9 10.4 4.6 0.2 2.3 3.7 22.1

Jun 2010

4.3 8.0 0.4 2.5 3.6 5.3 2.6 0.0 1.8 2.8 9.4

Jul 2010

4.9 9.0 -0.4 1.5 3.2 7.1 3.6 0.2 1.6 3.5 10.0

Aug 2010

3.8 8.2 -0.6 1.5 3.3 4.9 2.0 -0.1 1.8 3.0 5.2

Sep 2010

3.6 6.7 -1.3 1.5 3.4 4.7 1.6 0.0 1.9 2.9 5.5

Oct 2010

3.9 6.0 -1.4 1.3 2.8 4.6 1.8 0.4 1.8 2.2 4.5

Nov 2010

4.1 5.9 -1.8 0.5 2.9 4.4 1.7 0.7 2.1 2.0 5.8

Dec 2010

5.3 7.6 -2.2 -0.6 2.9 6.4 3.3 0.8 2.0 2.3 12.1

Jan 2011

5.6 5.0 -1.9 -1.2 4.4 6.4 3.0 1.5 2.6 2.1 14.1

Feb 2011

7.6 5.6 0.1 0.4 5.0 9.8 5.5 1.9 3.2 2.9 18.9

Mar 2011

10.3 8.4 -2.8 1.3 5.4 14.2 8.5 2.6 3.1 4.6 23.4

Apr 2011

11.9 12.1 -2.3 2.2 6.4 16.2 10.1 2.8 3.2 5.8 28.6

May 2011

12.9 14.8 -1.8 3.2 6.4 17.3 10.3 2.8 3.2 5.3 31.5

Jun 2011

13.6 14.6 -0.9 4.1 8.0 17.4 9.0 3.3 2.9 4.9 33.7

Jul 2011

13.7 13.9 -0.4 4.8 7.7 17.5 9.7 3.5 2.8 3.8 36.8

Aug 2011

12.9 11.9 -0.8 4.2 6.8 15.4 8.4 3.6 2.9 3.8 34.4

Sep 2011

12.7 10.8 -1.0 3.8 6.0 15.6 8.6 3.9 2.7 3.6 36.2

Oct 2011

11.1 9.0 -0.7 2.9 5.2 12.5 6.5 4.0 2.6 3.6 32.7

Nov 2011

10.1 7.3 -1.0 2.5 4.4 12.5 6.7 4.0 2.4 3.8 29.2

Dec 2011

8.5 4.9 -0.2 2.3 3.1 10.7 5.6 3.6 2.3 2.4 22.2

Jan 2012

6.9 3.1 -0.5 1.2 2.4 9.1 5.2 3.5 1.9 1.7 17.5

Feb 2012

5.1 1.8 -1.1 0.3 2.8 6.7 2.8 3.3 1.6 1.1 13.5

Mar 2012

3.5 -1.3 2.7 0.6 3.0 3.2 -0.1 2.6 1.3 -0.5 14.0

Apr 2012

0.8 -6.4 2.2 -0.3 1.9 -0.8 -3.2 1.8 1.0 -1.6 8.2

May 2012

-0.8 -7.9 1.6 -1.2 0.7 -1.4 -3.3 1.5 1.0 -2.3 6.5

Jun 2012

-2.5 -7.7 0.7 -1.3 -2.2 -4.5 -3.9 1.2 1.1 -1.7 -1.3

Jul 2012

-3.3 -9.0 -0.3 -1.4 -1.8 -4.9 -3.8 0.9 1.2 -1.2 -6.6

Aug 2012

-1.8 -6.2 -0.4 -1.7 -0.1 -1.9 -1.7 0.8 1.0 -1.2 -2.8

Sep 2012

-0.6 -2.8 -0.2 -1.5 0.7 -0.8 -1.4 0.3 1.2 -0.9 -2.3

Oct 2012

0.0 -1.0 -0.2 -0.8 1.5 -0.1 -0.9 -0.3 1.1 0.3 -0.8

Nov 2012

-1.4 -1.7 -0.1 -0.5 1.1 -4.4 -3.5 -0.6 1.0 -0.8 -1.4

Dec 2012

-2.0 -3.9 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 -4.1 -3.5 -0.6 0.7 -0.7 -0.8

Jan 2013

-1.5 -3.2 -0.2 1.1 -0.2 -3.8 -3.8 -0.9 0.5 -0.9 -0.6

Feb 2013

-0.6 -2.5 0.1 1.8 -1.0 -1.2 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2 -0.8 -1.0

Mar 2013

-2.1 -1.1 0.6 0.7 -5.6 -3.6 -2.2 -1.2 -0.3 -0.6 -4.6

Apr 2013

-2.7 0.9 0.2 0.7 -6.2 -4.9 -3.0 -0.9 -1.1 0.2 -8.9

May 2013

-1.8 2.2 0.5 0.9 -5.4 -3.9 -1.9 -1.3 -1.6 0.7 -9.8

Jun 2013

0.1 3.7 0.8 1.1 -3.4 0.1 -0.1 -1.1 -1.9 0.6 -4.0

Jul 2013

0.9 5.3 1.2 1.2 -3.3 0.8 0.3 -1.2 -2.3 0.2 1.7

Aug 2013

0.0 4.9 1.4 1.6 -4.8 -0.5 -0.5 -1.2 -2.6 0.0 0.6

Sep 2013

-0.7 2.2 1.6 1.7 -4.5 -1.5 -1.2 -1.0 -2.9 -0.4 -1.4

Oct 2013

-1.6 -0.9 1.6 2.3 -4.7 -2.1 -2.0 -0.9 -3.2 -0.7 -4.7

Nov 2013

-1.8 -3.3 1.7 2.3 -3.7 -1.6 -1.4 -0.8 -3.2 0.9 -6.3

Dec 2013

-1.1 -1.5 1.7 2.4 -2.6 -1.4 -1.2 -0.7 -3.4 -0.2 -6.4

Jan 2014

-1.3 0.3 1.5 2.8 -2.9 -2.3 -1.7 -0.7 -3.6 -0.2 -5.6

Feb 2014

-1.1 4.4 1.9 1.8 -3.1 -3.8 -3.8 -0.4 -3.2 -0.4 -4.1

Mar 2014

-0.5 5.4 0.2 2.4 0.5 -3.0 -2.6 -0.3 -2.8 -0.8 -4.1

Apr 2014

-0.4 2.0 0.4 3.0 1.9 -1.3 -1.6 -0.3 -2.3 -2.3 -1.1

May 2014

0.5 1.2 0.8 3.2 2.7 -0.2 -1.5 0.6 -2.0 -2.5 0.4

Jun 2014

1.2 2.4 1.2 3.7 2.8 -0.1 -0.7 0.4 -1.7 -2.6 2.5

Jul 2014

0.9 2.0 1.2 2.7 3.6 -1.0 -1.4 0.3 -1.6 -2.3 4.1

Aug 2014

-0.3 -1.7 1.4 2.8 3.5 -2.6 -1.9 0.1 -1.4 -2.2 0.6

Sep 2014

-1.4 -2.3 1.1 1.9 2.6 -4.1 -2.4 0.0 -1.4 -1.9 -2.6

Oct 2014

-2.1 -1.7 1.0 1.4 1.6 -4.8 -2.5 0.1 -1.2 -2.0 -6.8

Nov 2014

-3.1 -2.8 0.6 0.9 -1.6 -5.5 -2.5 -0.1 -1.2 -2.5 -10.7

Dec 2014

-5.6 -8.5 0.2 0.7 -1.4 -9.6 -4.5 -0.1 -1.4 -1.6 -20.7

Jan 2015

-8.9 -15.2 0.2 -0.3 -7.3 -14.1 -7.3 -0.2 -1.8 -2.2 -30.3

Feb 2015

-10.2 -20.0 -0.6 -0.8(r) -5.7 -14.5 -7.0(r) -0.5 -1.9 -2.2 -37.9

Mar 2015

-10.9 -21.9(r) 0.1 -1.4 -6.2 -14.6(r) -8.0(r) -0.5 -2.2 -2.7 -38.7(r)

Apr 2015

-10.5(r) -19.6(r) -0.2(r) -2.2(r) -7.1 -14.4(r) -7.9(r) -0.5(r) -2.5 -2.8 -38.6(r)

May 2015

-9.6 -17.7 -1.1 -2.4 -7.4 -13.1 -7.4 -1.1 -2.5 -2.6 -31.8
Footnotes:

(1) Asian Newly Industrialized Countries: Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

(2) Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

(r) revised.

The price indexes for imports from France and China each decreased 1.1 percent from May 2014 to May 2015, the smallest declines among the individual countries or regions for which BLS calculates separate indexes.

These data are from the International Price program. Import prices are subject to revision. To learn more, see “U.S. Import and Export Prices — May 2015” (HTML) (PDF). The Asia Near East region includes Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Asian Newly Industrialized Countries (Asian NICs) include Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, U.S. import price indexes by country or region of origin on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/us-import-price-indexes-by-country-or-region-of-origin.htm (visited September 15, 2019).

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