Friday, October 14, 2011


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau




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U.S. import prices rose 0.3 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over

the past five months, import prices have shown little net change. Export prices increased 0.4 percent in

September after advancing 0.5 percent the previous month.




All Imports: Import prices advanced 0.3 percent in September after falling 0.2 percent the previous month.

Overall, import prices have not changed by more than 0.6 percent in any month since rising 2.6 percent in

April. Higher prices for both fuel and nonfuel imports contributed to the September advance. The price

index for overall imports increased 13.4 percent over the past 12 months, led by a sharp rise in fuel prices. A

5.5 percent advance in nonfuel prices also contributed to the overall increase.  


Fuel Imports: Fuel prices ticked up 0.1 percent in September, but declined in three of the past five months,

falling 4.1 percent over that period. Despite the recent decreases, fuel prices rose 43.4 percent for the year

ended in September. For September, import petroleum prices advanced 0.3 percent after falling 1.6 percent

in August. Petroleum prices increased 45.9 percent over the past 12 months. Natural gas prices declined 4.8

percent in September, yet rose 9.2 percent for the September 2010-11 period.  


All Imports Excluding Fuel: Prices for nonfuel imports increased 0.2 percent in September. Rising nonfuel

industrial supplies and materials prices were the largest contributor to the higher nonfuel prices, although

foods, feeds, and beverages prices and prices for each of the major finished goods categories all recorded

increases for the month. The price index for nonfuel imports rose 5.5 percent over the past year. The largest

previous year-over-year advance was 6.1 percent for the year ended September 2008.        



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