In January 2012 most commodity price indices posted modest gains. Energy prices rose by 2.6%, non-energy prices increased by 2.9%, food up by 2.2%, beverages edged up by 1.3%, raw materials rose by 2.5%, metals strengthened by 5.6% but fertilizers fell by 2.7%. The US dollar appreciated 1.9% against the euro and depreciated 0.6% against a broad index of currencies.
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Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent Changes (December 2011 to January 2012).