The International Price Program (IPP) produces Import/Export Price Indexes (MXP) containing data on changes in the prices of nonmilitary goods and services traded between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Prices for U.S. imports increased 1.2 percent in March following a 1.3-percent advance in
February. Export prices rose 2.1 percent in March, after increasing 1.6 percent the
previous month. Over the past year, import prices advanced 6.9 percent and export prices
rose 9.1 percent.
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