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World Bank publishes latest commodity prices: May 2011

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Commodity prices (measured in U.S. dollars) mostly higher in April 2011.  Energy prices jumped by 6.5%.  Non-energy prices increased by 2.0%; food prices edged up by 0.9%; beverages fell by 1.8%; raw materials prices rose by 4.1%; metals and minerals increased by 2.2%. The US dollar depreciated 3.1% against the euro and 1.7% against a broad index of currencies. 

To access recent  and long-term historical prices please click 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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