WASHINGTON — The U.S. Labor Department said December import prices fell 0.1% for a decline of 1.5% over the year and export prices also fell 0.1% for a 1.1% gain over the year.

Falling fuel and nonfuel prices both contributed to the import price decline. Fuel prices were down 0.1% as oil fell 0.8%. Natural gas was up 18.4% in its largest gain since November 2009 in a partial offset.

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