Import prices up in September 2007
October 12, 2007
Import prices resumed an upward trend in September, rising 1.0 percent for the month.
Higher prices for import petroleum accounted for the increase, rising 5.4 percent in September after dipping in August. Since January, petroleum prices have jumped 40.3 percent.
In contrast, nonpetroleum import prices edged down 0.2 percent in September, following a 0.1 percent drop in August.
These data are from the BLS International Price program. Import price data are subject to revision. Learn more in "U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes -- September 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1548.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Import prices up in September 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/oct/wk2/art04.htm (visited August 25, 2016).
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