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May 1989

U.S. import and export prices continued to register sizable gains in 1988

Lori A. Livingston, Steven Richards

Prices of U.S. imports and exports continued to advance briskly in 1988 despite the dollar's upturn; factors bolstering prices included the drought and strong global demand, which strained capacity in many basic industries. This article presents changes in U.S. import and export prices during 1988.

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