U.S. Import Prices Decline 0.5% In October, 4th Drop In Row

By Jeffry BartashMarketWatch Pulse

​WASHINGTON - The prices the U.S. paid for imported goods ​fell by 0.5% in October to mark the fourth decline in a row. Excluding fuel, import prices fell by 0.3%, the Labor Department said Tues​day. The price of U.S.-made goods exported to other nations dipped 0.2% last month. In the past 12 months import prices have dropped 10.5%, ​owing to lower oil costs​ and a stronger dollar that makes foreign goods less expensive. Import prices are down a 3.2% excluding fuel during the same span.

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