Signs of price pressures are starting to be seen in the United States with the rise in imported inflation amid high commodity prices and dollar volatility. January's import prices rose 1.5% following a revised rise of 1.2% from 1.1% and beat the expected 0.8% gain. On the year prices rose 5.3% above the previous 5.1% revised higher today from 4.8% and also above the expected 4.4%.