Import price changes by country or region of origin in May 2018

June 20, 2018

The price index for overall imports increased 4.3 percent for the year ended in May 2018, the largest 12-month advance since the index rose 4.7 percent in February 2017. Imports from Canada rose 8.1 percent over the 12 months ending in May, while imports from China were up 0.3 percent.

U.S. import price indexes by locality of origin, 12-month percent change, May 2013–May 2018
Month All imports Canada European Union France Germany United Kingdom Latin America Mexico Pacific Rim China Japan

May 2013

-1.8% 2.2% -0.5% 0.5% 0.9% -5.4% -3.9% -1.9% -1.2% -1.3% -1.6%

Jun 2013

0.1 3.7 0.1 0.8 1.1 -3.4 0.1 -0.1 -1.1 -1.1 -1.9

Jul 2013

0.9 5.3 0.8 1.2 1.2 -3.3 0.8 0.3 -1.3 -1.2 -2.3

Aug 2013

0.0 4.9 0.6 1.4 1.6 -4.8 -0.5 -0.5 -1.3 -1.2 -2.6

Sep 2013

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

Oct 2013

-1.6 -0.9 0.8 1.6 2.3 -4.7 -2.1 -2.0 -1.2 -0.9 -3.2

Nov 2013

-1.8 -3.3 1.1 1.7 2.3 -3.7 -1.6 -1.4 -1.0 -0.8 -3.2

Dec 2013

-1.1 -1.5 1.9 1.7 2.4 -2.6 -1.4 -1.2 -1.1 -0.7 -3.4

Jan 2014

-1.3 0.3 1.2 1.5 2.8 -2.9 -2.3 -1.7 -1.1 -0.7 -3.6

Feb 2014

-1.1 4.4 0.6 1.9 1.8 -3.1 -3.8 -3.8 -1.1 -0.4 -3.2

Mar 2014

-0.5 5.4 1.5 0.2 2.4 0.5 -3.0 -2.6 -1.1 -0.3 -2.8

Apr 2014

-0.4 2.0 2.1 0.4 3.0 1.9 -1.3 -1.6 -1.1 -0.3 -2.3

May 2014

0.5 1.2 2.7 0.8 3.2 2.7 -0.2 -1.5 -0.7 0.6 -2.0

Jun 2014

1.2 2.4 2.9 1.2 3.7 2.8 -0.1 -0.7 -0.7 0.4 -1.7

Jul 2014

0.9 2.0 2.6 1.2 2.7 3.6 -1.0 -1.4 -0.6 0.3 -1.6

Aug 2014

-0.3 -1.7 3.2 1.4 2.8 3.5 -2.6 -1.9 -0.7 0.1 -1.4

Sep 2014

-1.4 -2.3 1.3 1.1 1.9 2.6 -4.1 -2.4 -1.0 0.0 -1.4

Oct 2014

-2.1 -1.7 0.5 1.0 1.4 1.6 -4.8 -2.5 -0.9 0.1 -1.2

Nov 2014

-3.1 -2.8 0.7 0.6 0.9 -1.6 -5.5 -2.5 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2

Dec 2014

-5.6 -8.5 0.5 0.2 0.7 -1.4 -9.6 -4.5 -1.3 -0.1 -1.4

Jan 2015

-8.9 -15.2 -1.9 0.2 -0.3 -7.3 -14.1 -7.3 -1.6 -0.2 -1.8

Feb 2015

-10.2 -20.0 -2.2 -0.6 -0.8 -5.7 -14.5 -7.0 -1.7 -0.5 -1.9

Mar 2015

-10.8 -21.9 -2.5 0.1 -1.4 -5.9 -14.5 -7.9 -1.7 -0.5 -2.2

Apr 2015

-10.5 -19.2 -3.5 -0.2 -2.3 -7.0 -14.1 -7.7 -1.9 -0.5 -2.5

May 2015

-9.7 -16.9 -3.2 -1.1 -2.5 -7.2 -13.1 -7.3 -2.1 -1.1 -2.5

Jun 2015

-9.9 -16.4 -3.0 -1.1 -2.5 -7.3 -13.2 -7.2 -2.3 -1.2 -3.0

Jul 2015

-10.5 -17.7 -3.2 -1.1 -1.7 -8.0 -14.0 -7.6 -2.3 -1.2 -3.0

Aug 2015

-11.4 -20.0 -3.9 -1.2 -1.9 -8.3 -15.4 -8.6 -2.3 -1.1 -3.3

Sep 2015

-11.6 -21.6 -3.5 -1.1 -1.4 -8.1 -15.3 -8.8 -2.3 -1.3 -3.4

Oct 2015

-10.7 -19.9 -2.9 -1.5 -1.8 -7.5 -14.4 -8.3 -2.5 -1.4 -3.4

Nov 2015

-9.5 -17.8 -3.7 -1.5 -1.4 -5.3 -13.1 -7.6 -2.5 -1.5 -3.2

Dec 2015

-8.3 -15.1 -3.7 -1.4 -1.4 -6.1 -11.2 -6.5 -2.5 -1.7 -2.9

Jan 2016

-6.5 -13.4 -2.4 -0.7 -4.1 1.5 -8.3 -4.4 -2.4 -1.6 -2.4

Feb 2016

-6.6 -13.8 -2.6 -0.2 -3.2 -0.4 -9.9 -5.4 -2.3 -1.7 -2.0

Mar 2016

-6.1 -11.8 -2.5 0.1 -3.1 -3.0 -9.2 -5.4 -2.3 -1.8 -1.9

Apr 2016

-5.3 -9.5 -1.8 0.5 -3.0 -2.5 -8.7 -5.2 -2.1 -1.9 -1.3

May 2016

-5.2 -9.1 -1.9 1.1 -2.8 -2.3 -8.6 -4.8 -1.8 -1.7 -1.1

Jun 2016

-4.7 -8.3 -2.1 0.6 -3.2 -2.4 -7.4 -4.2 -1.8 -1.8 -0.6

Jul 2016

-3.7 -6.3 -2.4 0.7 -3.3 -2.4 -5.5 -3.2 -1.6 -1.7 0.0

Aug 2016

-2.2 -2.6 -2.2 0.6 -3.4 -1.9 -3.5 -2.5 -1.4 -1.8 0.7

Sep 2016

-1.1 0.5 -1.1 0.2 -3.3 -2.4 -2.3 -1.7 -1.2 -1.7 0.9

Oct 2016

-0.2 1.8 -0.9 0.4 -4.0 -2.5 -1.0 -1.2 -1.0 -1.7 1.2

Nov 2016

0.2 1.8 -0.5 0.6 -4.0 -2.3 -0.7 -1.9 -1.1 -1.8 1.4

Dec 2016

1.9 6.7 -0.3 0.7 -4.1 -1.7 3.3 -1.1 -1.0 -1.7 1.6

Jan 2017

3.8 13.0 0.4 -0.7 -0.1 -3.5 5.3 -1.7 -0.8 -1.9 1.3

Feb 2017

4.7 15.8 0.8 -1.1 -0.2 -3.0 7.4 -0.2 -0.6 -1.6 1.2

Mar 2017

4.1 12.8 1.1 -0.9 -0.1 -0.5 5.9 0.0 -0.4 -1.2 1.4

Apr 2017

3.6 9.2 0.8 -1.4 0.7 -1.1 5.8 1.6 -0.3 -1.2 1.3

May 2017

2.3 6.6 0.2 -1.6 0.4 -1.3 4.1 1.1 -0.3 -1.1 1.2

Jun 2017

1.4 2.8 0.5 -0.1 0.8 -1.0 2.3 0.2 -0.1 -1.0 1.0

Jul 2017

1.2 2.8 0.8 0.2 1.1 -0.9 2.1 0.1 0.0 -0.9 0.5

Aug 2017

2.0 5.2 1.9 2.0 2.0 -0.8 3.2 1.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.3

Sep 2017

2.7 6.2 2.1 2.8 1.9 0.1 4.9 2.6 -0.2 -0.9 -0.3

Oct 2017

2.4 5.1 1.6 3.1 2.8 0.5 4.7 2.4 -0.3 -0.8 -0.8

Nov 2017

3.5 8.8 1.8 3.2 2.9 1.2 6.7 3.4 0.0 -0.1 -1.1

Dec 2017

3.2 7.7 2.3 3.4 3.1 1.4 4.6 3.6 0.1 -0.1 -1.1

Jan 2018

3.4 7.2 2.5 5.2 -1.3 2.2 6.2 5.5 0.3 0.2 -0.2

Feb 2018

3.3 4.7 3.3 6.1 -1.0 2.5 5.3 4.5 0.4 0.2 -0.1

Mar 2018

3.3 5.3 3.3 5.8 -1.1 2.9 5.1 4.0 0.5 0.2 -0.1

Apr 2018

3.6 6.8 3.9 6.5 -1.3 3.7 5.0 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.1

May 2018

4.3 8.1 4.3 7.0 -1.1 4.7 5.9 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.2
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NOTE: Data may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication.

Prices for imports from the European Union were up 4.3 percent from May 2017 to May 2018, while prices for Mexican imports were up 1.7 percent. Prices for French imports increased 7.0 percent.

These data are from the International Price program. Import and export price changes may be revised in each of the 3 months after original publication. For more information, see "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes — May 2018." See more charts on import and export price trends in Charts related to the latest "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import price changes by country or region of origin in May 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/import-price-changes-by-country-or-region-of-origin-in-may-2018.htm (visited September 19, 2019).

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