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Commodity Markets

The World Bank monitors major commodity markets important to the developing countries. Monthly prices for over 70 series are published on the third U.S. business day of each month followed by a review of the main developments shortly thereafter. Price forecasts for the next 10 years are published on a quarterly basis. A comprehensive review of commodity markets is published twice a year in January and June, part of the World Bank's economic outlook--Global Economic Prospects.


In October 2012, energy and non-energy prices fell by 2.4% and 1.6%, respectively. Food prices dropped by 4.0%, beverages declined by 3.6%, raw materials edged up by 1.0%, metals increased by 1.4% and fertilizers eased by 0.8%.

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Prices (Pink Sheet)

Monthly world prices of commodities and indices

November 2012 (PDF)
October 2012 (PDF)
September 2012 (PDF)

Next issue: 
December 5, 2012

MUV Index
Historical data (Excel)

Markets Review

Review of commodity price movements

June 2012 (PDF)
May 2012 (PDF)
April 2012 (PDF)

Price Forecasts

Key commodity prices and indices

September 2012 (PDF)

Next issue:
January 2013

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The commodity outlook, part of Global Economic Prospects (June 2012) provides analysis of key commodity markets, prices, and price forecasts. This report is updated in January and June of each year.

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