Import prices from Canada down 6.1 percent in 2018

January 18, 2019

Prices for imports decreased 0.6 percent from December 2017 to December 2018, following a 3.2-percent increase the previous year. The decline in 2018 was the first calendar-year drop since import prices fell 8.3 percent for the 12 months ending in December 2015.

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

Dec 2008

-8.8% 0.2% 6.2% -1.0% -6.3% -16.2% -5.7% 0.9% 2.8% 1.9%

Jan 2009

-11.7 -1.8 6.5 -1.4 -8.2 -19.2 -9.0 -0.2 1.5 2.1

Feb 2009

-14.8 -2.7 4.1 -1.7 -10.6 -19.8 -8.8 -0.8 1.0 1.9

Mar 2009

-18.2 -4.7 3.1 -2.9 -13.2 -23.0 -12.6 -1.7 -0.2 1.8

Apr 2009

-22.8 -6.1 1.2 -4.1 -13.9 -23.7 -12.2 -2.6 -1.1 1.4

May 2009

-24.0 -6.9 0.8 -4.3 -15.5 -23.9 -11.9 -3.0 -1.8 1.4

Jun 2009

-24.6 -7.1 1.1 -4.1 -15.2 -24.3 -13.7 -3.0 -2.3 1.9

Jul 2009

-26.2 -7.3 1.0 -3.7 -16.3 -27.8 -17.3 -4.0 -3.2 1.6

Aug 2009

-23.1 -6.4 0.7 -3.1 -13.0 -22.4 -13.7 -3.7 -3.1 1.7

Sep 2009

-18.1 -4.6 2.1 -1.6 -9.0 -18.3 -10.9 -2.5 -3.1 2.4

Oct 2009

-11.1 -2.7 1.7 0.1 -4.4 -6.8 -2.9 -2.5 -3.1 2.2

Nov 2009

0.4 0.6 4.3 2.7 1.7 7.0 5.7 -1.8 -2.4 1.9

Dec 2009

6.1 2.5 5.2 4.6 5.3 13.7 4.6 -0.5 -1.8 1.9

Jan 2010

11.9 2.7 3.5 4.4 5.6 17.5 7.9 0.2 -1.7 1.8

Feb 2010

15.1 3.3 2.7 3.9 5.9 17.7 8.4 0.6 -1.3 1.5

Mar 2010

15.5 3.8 2.1 4.2 6.4 19.2 10.8 0.9 -0.8 1.9

Apr 2010

16.8 4.0 1.5 4.2 6.2 17.2 9.4 1.5 -0.1 2.2

May 2010

13.1 4.0 1.5 4.1 5.9 10.4 4.6 1.9 0.2 2.3

Jun 2010

8.0 2.7 0.4 2.5 3.6 5.3 2.6 1.5 0.0 1.8

Jul 2010

9.0 2.2 -0.4 1.5 3.2 7.1 3.6 1.7 0.2 1.6

Aug 2010

8.2 2.6 -0.6 1.5 3.3 4.9 2.0 1.3 -0.1 1.8

Sep 2010

6.7 2.4 -1.3 1.5 3.4 4.7 1.6 1.5 0.0 1.9

Oct 2010

6.0 1.7 -1.4 1.3 2.8 4.6 1.8 1.5 0.4 1.8

Nov 2010

5.9 1.7 -1.8 0.5 2.9 4.4 1.7 1.5 0.7 2.1

Dec 2010

7.6 1.3 -2.2 -0.6 2.9 6.4 3.3 1.7 0.8 2.0

Jan 2011

5.0 2.1 -1.9 -1.2 4.4 6.4 3.0 2.0 1.5 2.6

Feb 2011

5.6 2.3 0.1 0.4 5.0 9.8 5.5 2.6 1.9 3.2

Mar 2011

8.4 3.5 -2.8 1.3 5.4 14.2 8.5 3.4 2.6 3.1

Apr 2011

12.1 4.1 -2.3 2.2 6.4 16.2 10.1 3.4 2.8 3.2

May 2011

14.8 5.1 -1.8 3.2 6.4 17.3 10.3 3.1 2.8 3.2

Jun 2011

14.6 6.4 -0.9 4.1 8.0 17.4 9.0 3.5 3.3 2.9

Jul 2011

13.9 7.3 -0.4 4.8 7.7 17.5 9.7 3.5 3.5 2.8

Aug 2011

11.9 6.5 -0.8 4.2 6.8 15.4 8.4 3.5 3.6 2.9

Sep 2011

10.8 6.3 -1.0 3.8 6.0 15.6 8.6 3.3 3.9 2.7

Oct 2011

9.0 6.9 -0.7 2.9 5.2 12.5 6.5 3.2 4.0 2.6

Nov 2011

7.3 6.0 -1.0 2.5 4.4 12.5 6.7 3.3 4.0 2.4

Dec 2011

4.9 5.6 -0.2 2.3 3.1 10.7 5.6 2.6 3.6 2.3

Jan 2012

3.1 3.6 -0.5 1.2 2.4 9.1 5.2 2.4 3.5 1.9

Feb 2012

1.8 2.9 -1.1 0.3 2.8 6.7 2.8 1.9 3.3 1.6

Mar 2012

-1.3 2.6 2.7 0.6 3.0 3.2 -0.1 1.2 2.6 1.3

Apr 2012

-6.4 1.7 2.2 -0.3 1.9 -0.8 -3.2 0.8 1.8 1.0

May 2012

-7.9 0.6 1.6 -1.2 0.7 -1.4 -3.3 0.5 1.5 1.0

Jun 2012

-7.7 -0.7 0.7 -1.3 -2.2 -4.5 -3.9 -0.1 1.2 1.1

Jul 2012

-9.0 -1.5 -0.3 -1.4 -1.8 -4.9 -3.8 -0.1 0.9 1.2

Aug 2012

-6.2 -1.5 -0.4 -1.7 -0.1 -1.9 -1.7 -0.2 0.8 1.0

Sep 2012

-2.8 -1.6 -0.2 -1.5 0.7 -0.8 -1.4 -0.4 0.3 1.2

Oct 2012

-1.0 -1.4 -0.2 -0.8 1.5 -0.1 -0.9 -0.2 -0.3 1.1

Nov 2012

-1.7 -1.2 -0.1 -0.5 1.1 -4.4 -3.5 -0.5 -0.6 1.0

Dec 2012

-3.9 -1.8 -0.7 -0.5 0.1 -4.1 -3.5 -0.5 -0.6 0.7

Jan 2013

-3.2 0.6 -0.2 1.1 -0.2 -3.8 -3.8 -0.8 -0.9 0.5

Feb 2013

-2.5 1.3 0.1 1.8 -1.0 -1.2 -1.0 -0.9 -1.1 -0.2

Mar 2013

-1.1 -0.4 0.6 0.7 -5.6 -3.6 -2.2 -0.9 -1.2 -0.3

Apr 2013

0.9 -0.4 0.2 0.7 -6.2 -4.9 -3.0 -1.0 -0.9 -1.1

May 2013

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

Jun 2013

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

Jul 2013

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

Aug 2013

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

Sep 2013

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

Oct 2013

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

Nov 2013

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

Dec 2013

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

Jan 2014

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

Feb 2014

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

Mar 2014

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

Apr 2014

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

May 2014

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

Jun 2014

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

Jul 2014

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

Aug 2014

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

Sep 2014

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

Oct 2014

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

Nov 2014

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

Dec 2014

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

Jan 2015

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

Feb 2015

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

Mar 2015

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

Apr 2015

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

May 2015

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

Jun 2015

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

Jul 2015

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

Aug 2015

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

Sep 2015

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

Oct 2015

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

Nov 2015

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

Dec 2015

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

Jan 2016

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

Feb 2016

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

Mar 2016

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

Apr 2016

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

May 2016

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

Jun 2016

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

Jul 2016

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

Aug 2016

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

Sep 2016

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

Oct 2016

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

Nov 2016

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

Dec 2016

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

Jan 2017

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

Feb 2017

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

Mar 2017

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

Apr 2017

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

May 2017

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

Jun 2017

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

Jul 2017

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

Aug 2017

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

Sep 2017

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

Oct 2017

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

Nov 2017

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

Dec 2017

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

Jan 2018

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

Feb 2018

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

Mar 2018

5.3 3.2 5.8 -1.1 2.9 5.1 3.9 0.5 0.2 -0.1

Apr 2018

7.0 3.8 6.5 -1.3 3.8 5.0 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.2

May 2018

9.7 4.1 6.9 -1.1 4.3 6.2 1.8 1.0 0.4 0.2

Jun 2018

11.5 3.4 5.1 -1.8 4.3 6.5 1.8 1.0 0.5 0.2

Jul 2018

11.5 3.5 4.6 -2.2 3.8 6.2 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.6

Aug 2018

9.1 2.7 3.0 -2.5 3.2 4.9 1.0 0.7 0.1 1.0

Sep 2018

6.0 2.2 2.4 -2.8 2.6 4.3 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.8

Oct 2018

5.8 2.5 2.3 -2.9 3.1 5.1 1.3 0.7 0.2 1.3

Nov 2018

-3.8 1.8 1.3 -3.0 1.3 2.2 0.5 0.5 -0.2 1.2

Dec 2018

-6.1 1.4 0.8 -2.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 1.0

Import prices from China decreased 0.2 percent in 2018 and have not risen on a calendar-year basis since advancing 3.6 percent in 2011.

Prices for imports from Canada fell 6.1 percent in 2018, the largest calendar-year drop since a 15.1-percent decrease in 2015. Import prices from the European Union increased 1.4 percent, while prices for imports from Germany decreased 2.8 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 — December 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 prices from Canada down 6.1 percent in 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/import-prices-from-canada-down-6-1-percent-in-2018.htm (visited September 16, 2019).

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