In April 2012 the energy price index declined by 3.6% while the non-energy index remained broadly unchanged. Food edged up by 0.4%, beverages weakened by 1.4%, raw materials softened by 0.4%, metals fell by 1.9% and fertilizers strengthened by 4.7%. The US dollar appreciated 0.4% against the euro and 0.3% against a broad index of currencies.
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Indices of Nominal US$ Prices, Percent Changes (March to April 2012)