By  on August 19, 2009

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for U.S.-made apparel fell 0.2 percent in July compared with June, but rose 0.9 percent compared with a year earlier, the Labor Department said Tuesday in its Producer Price Index.

Prices for domestically manufactured women’s and girls’ apparel declined 0.1 percent month-to-month, but rose 1.6 percent from July 2008. Men’s and boys’ apparel prices dropped 0.3 percent in July, and increased 1.2 percent compared with a year earlier.

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