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Commodity Markets Outlook


January 2009 - present


The World Bank monitors major commodity markets important to the developing countries. Price forecasts for the next 10 years are published on a quarterly basis. A comprehensive review of commodity markets is published four times a year, January, April, July, and October.

This series is part of: Global Economic Prospects.


Otherwise known as:

Global Commodity Markets (2009 - 2010)

Prospects for the Global Economy (published as part of Global Development Prospects)

Frequency:    Quarterly


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From energy prices to food prices : moving in tandem? (English)

Most commodity price indexes rebounded in the second quarter of 2016, continuing their upward climb from January lows on improved market sentiment and tapering supplies. ... See More +

Working Paper 107237 JUL 22, 2016


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


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


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