WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices for domestically produced women’s apparel ended the year in a deflationary mode.

The Labor Department reported Wednesday in its Producer Price Index that prices for U.S.-made women’s apparel were flat in December against November, but fell 1.1 percent compared with December 2001. The PPI measures only apparel that is produced domestically, which represents a small percentage of overall apparel production that is sourced around the globe.

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