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World Bank published latest commodity prices: January 2012

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In December 2011 all commodity price indices fell. Energy prices dropped by 1.2%, non-energy prices declined further by 2.7%, food fell by 2.9%, beverages by 6.1%, raw materials by 1.8%, metals by 0.6% and fertilizers by 9.0%.  The US dollar appreciated 3.0% against the euro and 0.9% against a broad index of currencies.

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Global Commodity Watch - December 2011

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Non-energy commodity prices fell by 3.3 percent in November—a fourth straight monthly decrease—on continued concerns about global demand, and partly dollar appreciation (up 1.3 percent against the euro). Declines were heaviest for rubber and iron ore. Oil prices rose above $100/bbl, mainly due to recovering WTI prices following announcement of plans to help alleviate the transportation bottleneck in the U.S mid-continent. U.S. natural gas and international coal prices fell on slowing demand and supply gains.