Prices rise sharply, but region bucks trend Area costs dropped in last 2 months

December 14, 1991|By David Conn | David Conn,Bureau of Labor Statistics

Local retail prices fell slightly during the last two months, the U.S. Commerce Department reported yesterday, in one of the only economic indicators these days that shows the Baltimore area in a better position than the rest of the nation.

4.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Change for .. .. .. Change for

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2 mo. .. .. .. .. .. 12 mo.

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CATEGORY .. .. .. .. Nov. 1991 .. .. .. .. Nov. 1991

All items .. .. .. .. -0.3 .. .. .. .. .. 2.9

Food and beverages .. -0.4 .. .. .. .. .. 0.6

Housing.. .. .. .. .. -1.6 .. .. .. .. .. 4.1

Apparel and upkeep .. -0.4 .. .. .. .. .. 2.9

Transportation .. .. ..1.4 .. .. .. .. .. -1.8

Medical care .. .. .. 2.8 .. .. .. .. .. ..7.4

Entertainment .. .. ..1.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..5.1

Other goods, services..0.0 .. .. .. .. .. 10.3

Energy .. .. .. .. .. -5.0 .. .. .. .. .. 7.7

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