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Import Prices

This report is released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and measures the changes in the price of products purchased from other countries by the U.S. Imports account for roughly 15 percent of goods purchased in the United States, therefore, changes in these figures can certainly have an impact on inflation within the U.S. Import Prices can also have a significant impact in the U.S., as many firms within the U.S. will adjust their own prices to remain competitive with companies outside of the country. The report is released on a monthly basis.