Small advance in import prices in October
November 15, 2002
The U.S. Import Price Index increased 0.1 percent in October, following a 0.7-percent increase in September. Overall import prices, which have decreased only once in the first 10 months of 2002, continued to be led by an upward trend in petroleum prices.
Petroleum prices were up 1.1 percent in October, after gaining 14.4 percent over the preceding 3 months. The petroleum index, which increased in 9 of the past 10 months, has increased 64.8 percent since December 2001. In contrast, the index for nonpetroleum imports dipped 0.1 percent in October, after modest increases in September and August.
The Export Price Index was unchanged in October, after increasing in each of the previous 3 months.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Small advance in import prices in October on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/nov/wk2/art04.htm (visited July 23, 2017).
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