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Global Commodity Markets

 

December 1993 - April 2000

 

The World Bank monitors major commodity markets important to the developing countries. This series offers not just the facts, but also unbiased analyses on commodities. World Bank commodity experts examine production, consumption, and factors from climate to exchange rates to give you the intelligence you need to make better decisions. This series covers such a wide range of the world's commodities with substantive yet succinct reports on: foods (bananas, beef, citrus, shrimp, and sugar; cocoa, coffee, and tea; coconut oil, palm oil, and soybean oil; maize, rice, and wheat); agricultural raw materials (cotton, jute, rubber, and timber); metals and minerals (aluminum, copper, gold, iron ore, and steel); energy resources (coal and petroleum); and fertilizers (potassium chloride, TSP, and urea).


Otherwise known as:

Price Prospects for Major Primary Commodities (July 1974 - 1993)

Quarterly Review of Commodity Markets (1989 - 1993)

Commodity Markets and the Developing Countries (December 1993 - November 1998)

Global Commodity Markets (January 1999 - April 2000)


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Commodity markets outlook, April 2015 (English)

The decline in commodity prices that began with metals and agriculture four years ago, joined by crude oil in mid-2014, continued in 2015 Q1. Energy, metals, and agricultural prices were down 28, 11, and 5 percent, respectively, from the previous quarter. ... See More +

Working Paper 96001 APR 01, 2015

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Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)

This quarterly publication includes a detailed market analysis of most primary commodities with a focus on oil prices. Broad-based commodity price declines occurred in the second half of 2014. ... See More +

Working Paper 93835 JAN 01, 2015

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Commodity markets outlook, January 2015 (English)

Broad-based commodity price declines occurred in the second half of 2014. Crude oil prices declined the most, down 55 percent to $47/ bbl (barrel) in early January, from a high of $115/bbl in late-June 2014, bringing an end to a four-year period of high and stable prices. ... See More +

Board Report 93951 JAN 01, 2015

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Commodity markets outlook, October 2014 (English)

Commodity prices are expected to remain weak for the remainder of 2014 and, perhaps through much of 2015. Crude oil has seen one of the sharpest declines, down more than 20 percent to $83/barrel (bbl) on October 15 from this year’s high of $108/bbl in mid-June. ... See More +

Working Paper 93312 OCT 01, 2014

Baffes, John; Cosic, Damir Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook, July 2014 (English)

Geopolitical concerns in Iraq and Ukraine/Russia earlier in the year put upward pressure on oil prices during the second quarter. As tensions moderate, oil prices are expected to decline in 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 90429 JUL 01, 2014

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Commodity markets outlook, April 2014 (English)

The key commodity price indices were broadly stable during 2014. Energy prices changed little, only 0.4 higher than 2013; agricultural prices increased 1.8 percent on weather-related concerns and metal prices declined 3.2 percent on Chinese demand weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 87728 APR 01, 2014

Baffes, John; Cosic, Damir Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook, January 2014 (English)

With the exception of energy, all the key commodity price indices declined significantly in 2013. Fertilizer prices led the decline, down 17.4 percent from 2012, followed by precious metals (down almost 17 percent), agriculture (-7.2 percent), and metals (-5.5 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 88364 JAN 01, 2014

Baffes, John; Cosic, Damir Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook, October 2013 (English)

Crude oil prices averaged $107/bbl during 2013Q3, up 2 percent since 2013Q2 and 4 percent higher than a year ago. Spillover fears of Syria's conflict to the Gulf and large output reductions by Iraq and Libya weighed in. ... See More +

Working Paper 83732 OCT 01, 2013

Baffes, John; Cosic, Damir Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook, July 2013 (English)

After strengthening in early 2013 due to an improved economic outlook, most industrial commodity prices have now retreated below their end- 2012 levels. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 80537 JUL 01, 2013

Baffes, John; Cosic, Damir Disclosed

Commodity market outlook, January 2013 (English)

Commodity prices ended 2012 close to where they began, but major global events created significant upward and downward price movements through the course of the year. ... See More +

Working Paper 75059 JAN 01, 2013

Baffes, John Disclosed

Global commodity markets : review and price forecast - a companion to global economic prospects 2010 (English)

This is a companion to the Global Economic Prospects 2010. Most commodity prices reached historical highs in mid-2008, giving rise to the longest and broadest commodity boom of the post-WWII period. ... See More +

Working Paper 77782 JAN 01, 2010

Disclosed

Global commodity markets : review and price forecast - a companion to global development finance 2009 (English)

The slowing of global growth, which preceded the financial crisis by several months, prompted commodity prices to start falling in mid-2008. The eruption of the full-blown crisis and the rapid drop-off in economic activity since September of that year accelerated this process markedly. ... See More +

Working Paper 93892 SEP 01, 2009

World Bank Disclosed

Global commodity markets 8(2) (English)

Crude oil prices surged higher during the first quarter due to falling inventories and supply restraint by oil producers. Prices are likely to rise again later in the year unless the Organization of Oil Producing Countries (OPEC) further increases production. ... See More +

Publication 20638 APR 30, 2000

Disclosed

Global commodity markets 8(1) (English)

Commodity prices in 2000 are expected to continue the recovery which began in 1999, due to higher economic growth and reduced surpluses in some markets. ... See More +

Publication 20306 JAN 31, 2000

Global commodity markets 7(4) (English)

Commodity prices were mixed in the third quarter, with energy and metals increasing because of production cuts, while agricultural and fertilizer prices continued to fall on abundant supplies. ... See More +

Publication 19880 OCT 31, 1999

Global commodity markets 7(3) (English)

Commodity prices showed strength in the second quarter as supply cutbacks began to take effect and hopes for the global economy improved. Energy prices continued to rise on OPEC production cuts while agriculture and metals prices were mixed. ... See More +

Publication 20305 JUL 31, 1999

Global commodity markets 7 (2) (English)

Commodity prices were generally lower during the first quarter, with non-energy prices down an additional five percent from the fourth quarter. ... See More +

Publication 20258 APR 30, 1999

Global commodity markets 7(1) (English)

Commodity prices continued to fall in the fourth quarter, with energy and non-energy price indices falling 8.9 percent and 0.7 percent respectively due to weakness in the global economies and large supplies of nearly all commodities. ... See More +

Publication 18910 JAN 31, 1999

Disclosed

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Commodity markets outlook, October 2013 (English)
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Commodity markets outlook, July 2013 (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80537 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Commodity market outlook, January 2013 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75059 Working Paper
Global commodity markets : review and price forecast - a companion to global economic prospects 2010 (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 77782 Working Paper
Global commodity markets : review and price forecast - a companion to global development finance 2009 (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 93892 Working Paper
Global commodity markets 8(2) (English)
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Global commodity markets 8(1) (English)
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Global commodity markets 7(4) (English)
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Global commodity markets 7(3) (English)
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JAN 31, 1999 18910 Publication