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April 2016 US import prices 0.3% vs 0.5% exp m/m

Details from the April 2016 US import and export prices data report 12 May 2016

  • Prior 0.2%. Revised to 0.3%

  • -5.7% vs -5.4% exp y/y. Prior -6.2%. Revised to -6.1%

  • Export prices 0.5% vs 0.1% exp m/m. Prior 0.0%

From the breakdown, petroleum import prices rose 4.1% vs 9.6% in March. Food and beverage prices jumped 1.3% after a 0.4% drop in March.

The jump in export prices is the better news from the report.

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