WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – US import prices rose in September, with strong gains in prices outside of oil products, suggesting that a weaker dollar supported inflation in imports.
The Labor Department said on Thursday that import prices rose 0.3% last month, in line with the forecasts of economists consulted by Reuters.
The increase was 1.0% in August, instead of the 0.9% rise that was initially reported.
In the 12 months to September, import prices fell 1.1% after falling 1.4% in August.
(Report by Lucia Mutikani. Edited in Spanish by Janisse Huambachano)