The Pink Sheet is a monthly report that monitors commodity price movements.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

These charts look at the evolution of commodity markets, the challenges they pose for emerging markets, and policy tools available to respond to these challenges.

Peter Nagle, John Baffes |

Precious metal prices have softened after reaching recent highs in March 2022. The weakness reflects rising interest rates and the strengthening of the U.S. dollar, which have outweighed inflation…

John Baffes, Wee Chian Koh |

The Pink Sheet is a monthly report that monitors commodity price movements.

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |

The World Bank’s Beverage Price Index rose by more than 8% in the first half of 2022 compared to the previous six-month period, reflecting mostly strength in Arabica coffee prices. The index is…

John Baffes, Kaltrina Temaj |

The recent surge in natural gas and coal prices has been so swift that the main benchmarks were roughly three times higher in 2022Q2 compared to a year earlier. European natural gas and South…

Peter Nagle, Kaltrina Temaj |

The World Bank’s Agricultural Raw Material Index has been relatively stable during the past 12 months. However, the prices of its key components, cotton and rubber, have been diverging due to…

John Baffes, Kaltrina Temaj |

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered significant disruptions to the supply of commodities such as energy and food. This blog argues that market adjustments alongside certain government…

John Baffes, Peter Nagle |

Agricultural prices eased 0.4% in May. Food prices as a group were fairly steady, with a 2.7% increase in grains partly offsetting a 1.5% decline in oils & meals. Beverages and raw materials…

John Baffes, Maria Hazel Macadangdang |