US import price index Sept 0.5% versus 0.2% expected

Author: Greg Michalowski | Category: News

Export price index 0.0% versus 0.2% expected

The highlights of the US import and export price indices for September:

  • US import price index for September rose by a greater than expected 0.5% versus 0.2% expected. The prior month was revised to -0.4% from -0.6 previously
  • export price index came in unchanged at 0.0% versus 0.2% expected.  Prior month was revised lower to -0.2% from -0.1%
  • import prices year on year rose by a greater than expected 3.5% versus 3.1% expected, but was lower than the prior months 3.8% (revised from 3.7%)
  • export prices year on year rose by 2.7% versus 2.9% expected. This was lower than the 3.5% from the prior month (revised from 3.6%)
  • import Price Index ex-petroleum month on month came in unchanged versus -0.1% expected (last month -0.2%)
  • Import prices ex-food and fuel rose 1% y/y 
  • import prices for foods, feeds and beverages rose 2% M/M most since July 2016
  • capital goods prices unchanged after falling -0.1% in August
  • auto prices unchanged after no change in August
  • consumer goods prices fell -0.1% after 0.0% in August


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