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World Bank publishes latest commodity prices: February 2011

John Baffes's picture
Commodity prices (measured in U.S. dollars) rose strongly in February 2011 Energy prices rose by 4.2% and non-energy prices increased by 4.8%.  Food prices were up by 2.9%; beverages jumped by 8.1%; raw materials prices soared by 10.3%; metals gained by 4.2%. The US dollar depreciated 2.1% against the euro and 0.8% against a broad index of currencies.

Download long-term historical price series here (Excel) and recent commodity prices (Pink Sheet) here.

Look out for next week's posting on Global Commodity Watch which will provide indepth analysis on these prices and commodity price forecasts.



Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent  Changes (January to February 2011)
Source: The World Bank