This blog is the fourth in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook. Food…

John Baffes, Jinxin Wu |

This blog is the second in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the April 2019 edition of the World bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook.  Since…

Peter Nagle |

Also available in: Español | Français This blog is the first in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the April 2019 edition of the World bank…

John Baffes, Peter Nagle |

Commodity prices strengthened in early 2018, supported by supply and demand factors, including accelerated global growth, which has lifted demand for most industrial commodities, and supply…

John Baffes, Xinghao Gong, Peter Nagle |

The most recent World Bank Commodity Markets Outlook forecasts commodities prices to level off next year after big gains for industrial commodities—energy and metals—in 2017. Commodity prices…

John Baffes, Xinghao Gong |

Energy commodity prices rose 2.7 percent in April as the crude oil average rose 2.5 percent, according to the World Bank’s Pink Sheet. Non-energy prices declined 2.4 percent as agriculture fell 1.…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |