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May 1990

The 1989 price increase largest in eight years

Robert A. Kuemmerling, Craig Howell

Energy prices accelerated in the first half, driving the CPI higher by 4.6 percent and the PPI, by 4.8 percent. This article summarizes changes in both the Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index during 1989.

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