By  on February 20, 2009

WASHINGTON — Deflationary pressures remain a growing concern even though the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday reported that wholesale prices overall rose last month, including prices for domestically manufactured apparel, which increased 0.2 percent in January and were up 1.1 percent from a year earlier.

Prices for women’s and girls’ apparel were up 0.2 percent from the previous month and 0.5 percent year-over-year, according to the Producer Price Index. Men’s and boys’ domestic apparel prices increased 0.6 percent in January and 2.1 percent from a year earlier.

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