Thursday, September 12, 2013



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau





[full-text, 16 pages]


Supplemental Files Table of Contents



Prices for U.S. imports were unchanged in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, after

ticking up 0.1 percent in July. In August, higher fuel prices were offset by declining nonfuel prices. U.S.

export prices fell 0.5 percent in August following a 0.1 percent decrease the previous month. 




All Imports: Import prices have recorded little change the past 2 months, after decreasing 1.8 percent over

the prior 4 months. The recent decline contributed to a 0.4 percent drop in import prices for the year ended

in August. The decrease from August 2012 to August 2013 was led by lower nonfuel prices, which more

than offset higher fuel prices.    


Fuel Imports: The price index for import fuel rose 0.5 percent in August, after advancing 1.8 percent in

July. The increases for both months were led by rising petroleum prices, which advanced 0.8 percent in

August and 2.7 percent in July. In contrast, natural gas prices fell 9.0 percent in August, after decreasing

22.2 percent the previous month. Overall fuel prices advanced 2.2 percent over the past 12 months, as the

price indexes for both petroleum and natural gas rose from August 2012 to August 2013, advancing 1.9

percent and 13.8 percent, respectively.            


All Imports Excluding Fuel: Prices for nonfuel imports continued to trend down in August, falling 0.2

percent. The August decrease followed a 0.4 percent drop in July, and was the sixth consecutive monthly

decline. Falling prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials and finished goods drove the August

drop in nonfuel import prices. The price index for nonfuel imports also decreased over the past year,

declining 1.0 percent.


AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....




This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.


Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?