In October 2012, energy and non-energy prices fell by 2.4% and 1.6%, respectively. Food prices dropped by 4.0%, beverages declined by 3.6%, raw materials edged up by 1.0%, metals increased by 1.4% and fertilizers eased by 0.8%. The US dollar depreciated 0.7% against the euro and 0.3% against a broad index of currencies.
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Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent Changes (September to October 2012).