Primarily reflecting a steep drop in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a decrease in U.S. import prices in the month of February.
The Labor Department said import prices fell by 0.5 percent in February after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in January.
Economists had expected import prices to slump by 0.8 percent compared to the unchanged reading originally reported for the previous month.
The report also showed a substantial decrease in export prices, which tumbled by 1.1 percent in February after climbing by a revised 0.6 percent in January.
Export prices had been expected to inch up by 0.1 percent compared to the 0.5 percent increase originally reported for the previous month.
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