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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.

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In January 2013, energy and non-energy prices rose by 3.5% and 0.4%, respectively. Food prices are down by 1.0%, beverages declined by 1.2%, raw materials increased by 1.1%, metals rose sharply by 4.1% and fertilizers eased by -1.4%.

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Prices (Pink Sheet)

Monthly world prices of commodities and indices

February 2013 (PDF)
January 2013 (PDF)
December 2012 (PDF)


Next issue: 
March 6, 2013

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

January 2013 (PDF)



Next issue:
May 2013

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The commodity outlook, part of Global Economic Prospects 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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