Import prices in the US rise in September as the dollar falls

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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)

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