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Thursday, November 10, 2011

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes News Release

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The latest U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes news release has been posted on the BLS website at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ximpim.pdf and also archived at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ximpim_11102011.pdf. Highlights are below.

Import prices dropped 0.6% in October, export prices fell by 2.1%


U.S. import prices declined 0.6 percent in October, after recording no change in September. Decreasing prices for both nonfuel and fuel imports contributed to the October drop. Export prices fell 2.1 percent in October, the largest monthly decline since a 2.2 percent decrease in December 2008.


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