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June, 1988, Vol. 111, No. 6
Rising export and import prices in 1987
reversed the trend of recent years
Economist, Division of International Prices, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The falling value of the dollar played a large role in export and import price increases; exports were also affected by rising commodity prices and imports, by rising fuel prices. Imported fuel prices rose 43.8 percent in 1987 after declining 51.5 percent in 1986.
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