US Import Prices Rise in September

U.S. import prices rose modestly in September and were lower for goods excluding oil, suggesting that imported inflation could remain subdued.

The Labor Department said on Friday import prices increased 0.2% last month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast import prices would be unchanged during the month.



Data for August was revised to show import prices dropping 0.2% instead of the 0.5% decline previously reported.

September’s increase in prices was driven by higher petroleum costs, which rose 2.3%. Outside of petroleum, import prices were 0.1% lower.

Via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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