FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Import prices have risen sharply in April for the second consecutive month, as a weak dollar has added upward pressure on prices to US importers, according to data released by the US Commerce Department.

Prices for imported products have increased 1.8% in April, following a 2.9% upwardly revised increase in March. The monthly increase has been slightly higher than the 1.6% expected by the analysts.

On the last twelve months to April, prices have risen 15.4%, the largest jump since 1982.