By  on June 18, 2008

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically manufactured men’s and boys’ apparel rose 0.4 percent in May compared with April and 1 percent compared to last year, the Labor Department said Tuesday in its Producer Price Index.

Wholesale prices for all apparel increased 0.1 percent from April and 0.7 percent from May of last year. Prices for all U.S. produced goods rose a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent in May, after rising 0.2 percent in April and 1.1 percent in March. The core PPI, which excludes food and energy prices, rose 0.2 percent in May.

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