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Among commodities a set of common macroeconomic forces influence and shape global price trends, including the strength of major international currencies and economic growth trends both globally and for specific major economies. Disparity among pricing trends for specific commodities, however, is normal and demonstrates how strongly influenced prices often are by commodity-specific factors, such as harvest yields, shipping and warehousing conditions, local export bans, and changes in taxation etc., that can outweigh general macroeconomics forces.

 

  

 

How to use this dashboard: 

Explore the most recent and historical trends for various world commodity prices with Knoema visualizations and the most recent version of the World Bank Commodity Price dataset.

  • The bar charts show 1 year percent changes; for the latest prices as of December 14, refer to the the table.
  • Select a commodity in the table to view long-term and short-term trends in the line charts to the right of the table.
  • You can follow this dashboard for updates each month by select the blue + sign in the left margin. 

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