The index of import prices in Germany declined by 0.7 percent year-on-year in December 2019, compared with market expectations of a 0.6 percent drop and after a 2.1 percent fall in the previous month. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, the index dropped by 1.9 percent from a year earlier. Considering full 2019, import prices decreased 1.0 percent over the previous year. On a monthly basis, import prices rose 0.2 percent in December, below forecasts of a 0.3 percent gain and following a 0.5 percent increase in November.

Import Prices in Germany averaged 79.71 points from 1962 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 109.20 points in March of 2012 and a record low of 40.80 points in August of 1962. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Import Prices - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Federal Statistical Office

Import Prices in Germany is expected to be 107.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Import Prices in Germany to stand at 109.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Import Prices is projected to trend around 111.00 points in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Germany Import Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.70 101.50 109.20 40.80 1962 - 2019 points Monthly
NSA, 2015=100


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-23 07:00 AM Import Prices MoM Nov 0.5% -0.1% 0.4% 0.5%
2019-12-23 07:00 AM Import Prices YoY Nov -2.1% -3.5% -2.3% -2.1%
2020-01-29 07:00 AM Import Prices MoM Dec 0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2%
2020-01-29 07:00 AM Import Prices YoY Dec -0.7% -2.1% -0.6% -0.7%


News Stream
German Import Prices Drop at Softer Rate in December
The index of import prices in Germany declined by 0.7 percent year-on-year in December 2019, compared with market expectations of a 0.6 percent drop and after a 2.1 percent fall in the previous month. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, the index dropped by 1.9 percent from a year earlier. Considering full 2019, import prices decreased 1.0 percent over the previous year. On a monthly basis, import prices rose 0.2 percent in December, below forecasts of a 0.3 percent gain and following a 0.5 percent increase in November.
2020-01-29
German Import Prices Fall Less than Forecast
The index of import prices in Germany declined by 2.1 percent year-on-year in November 2019, compared with market expectations of a 2.3 percent drop and after a 3.5 percent fall in the previous month. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, the index dropped also by 2.1 percent from a year earlier. On a monthly basis, import prices rose 0.5 percent in November, above forecasts of a 0.4 percent gain and following a 0.1 percent decline in October.
2019-12-23
German Import Prices Fall the Most in Over 3 Years
The index of import prices in Germany declined by 3.5 percent year-on-year in October 2019, compared with market expectations of a 3.6 percent drop and after a 2.5 percent fall in the previous month. This was the biggest decrease in import prices since July 2016. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, the index dropped 2.3 percent from a year earlier. On a monthly basis, import prices fell 0.1 percent in October, following a 0.6 percent rise in September while markets had expected a 0.2 percent decrease.
2019-11-27
German Import Prices Fall Less than Estimated
The index of import prices in Germany declined by 2.5 percent year-on-year in September 2019, compared to market expectations of a 2.9 percent drop and after a 2.7 percent fall in the previous month. Excluding crude oil and mineral oil products, the index dropped 1.6 percent from a year earlier. On a monthly basis, import prices increased by 0.6 percent in September, following a 0.6 percent fall in August while markets had expected a 0.2 percent gain.
2019-10-28

Germany Import Prices
In Germany, 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.