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World Bank publishes latest commodity prices: April 2011

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Commodity prices (measured in U.S. dollars) except for energy retreated in March 2011. Energy prices surged by 9.6%. Non-energy prices declined by 4.8%; food prices dropped 5.2%; beverages remained unchanged; raw materials prices fell by 6.5%; metals and minerals drifted down by 4.8%. The US dollar depreciated 2.7% against the euro and 1.0% against a broad index of currencies.

 

 

Download long-term historical prices (Excel file) here and recent commodity prices (Pink Sheet) here.

Look out for next week's posting on Global Commodity Watch which will provide indepth analysis on these prices and commodity price forecasts

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