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September 16, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Import and export prices in August 2011

1-month percent change in the Import and Export Price Indexes, August 2010–August 2011
Month Import price change Export price change

Aug 2010

0.4 0.8

Sep 2010

0.0 0.6

Oct 2010

1.1 0.8

Nov 2010

1.7 1.5

Dec 2010

1.4 0.7

Jan 2011

1.5 1.3

Feb 2011

1.7 1.3

Mar 2011

3.0 1.5

Apr 2011

2.6 0.8

May 2011

0.1 0.4

Jun 2011

-0.7 0.2

Jul 2011

0.3 -0.4

Aug 2011

-0.4 0.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Import and export prices in August 2011.