In September, producer prices in the United States increased by 0.2% compared with August, when the figure unexpectedly fell by 0.1%, the country's Department of Commerce reported. The rise in prices in August coincided with the forecasts of economists. In annual terms, producer prices rose by 2.6% with an expected rise of 2.8%. Excluding the cost of services in the areas of food, energy and trade, prices rose in September by 0.4%, the fastest pace since January. Compared with September last year, an increase is 2.9%. Services compared with the previous month went up by 0.3%. Prices for transportation and warehousing services increased by 1.8%. Energy decreased in price by 0.8%. Food prices dropped 0.6%.