WASHINGTON -- Final demand PPI rose 0.4% in September, as expected, but excluding food and energy prices were up 0.4%, above the 0.2% gain expected due to a 0.8% jump in trade services, data released by the Labor Department Thursday showed.

Energy prices were up 3.4% in the month, with a 10.9% jump in gasoline prices and a 12.1% rise in jet fuel prices being the key factors. Food prices were flat.

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