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Increase in line with expectations for producer prices in May

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – U.S. producer prices rose month on month in line with expectations, official statistics showed on Tuesday.

The producer price index (PPI) rose 0.8% in May after gaining 0.4% (revised) in April, the Labor Department said. Over one year, its increase was 10.8%, after +10.9% (revised) the previous month.

Economists polled by Reuters on average forecast a rise of 0.8% month on month and 10.9% year on year.

Excluding energy, food and market services, producer prices increased by 0.5% in May after 0.6% in April, while their annual increase was 6.8% against 6.9 % in April. (Report Lucia Mutikani; French version Claude Chendjou, edited by Sophie Louet)

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