In March 2012 the non-energy price index increased moderately while energy rallied by 3.7%. Food rose by 2.9%, beverages fell by 4.8%, raw materials down by 1.7%, metals remained unchanged and fertilizers picked up by 1.7%. The US dollar appreciated 0.2% against the euro and 0.6% against a broad index of currencies.
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Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent Changes (February to March 2012).