Price mon­i­tor

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - BUSINESS -

Econ­o­mists fore­cast a slight in­crease in prices paid by U.S. im­porters last month.

Im­port prices dipped 0.2 per­cent in Au­gust as fuel prices de­clined. That fol­lowed price in­creases in the pre­vi­ous five months. Im­port prices were down 2.2 per­cent in the 12 months end­ing in Au­gust. The La­bor Depart­ment re­ports to­day its tally of how im­port prices fared in Septem­ber.

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