In May 2012 the prices continued their fall with energy plummeting by 7.6% and the non-energy falling by 2.5%. Food prices declined by 2.1%, beverages up by 1.3%, raw materials dropped by 1.9%, metals down by 4.7% and on balance, fertilizers appeared unchanged. The U.S. dollar appreciated 2.7% against the euro and 1.7% against a broad index of currencies.
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Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent Changes (April to May 2012)