Agriculture: Highlights | July 2014

[EN] Within a single year the price of cocoa raised by +38.5% and it seems this upward trend won’t stop.  Prices for meat also report an ongoing long term increase. This article shows you the latest price developments and relevant key figures for agricultural commodities.

With a view to the past 12 months, we have observed strong price decreases as well as increases for agricultural raw materials. Considering the lowest returns, Rice prices (5% Thailand, f.o.b. Bangkok) fell by -30.8% and Corn prices (CBOT and US f.o.b.) by -50.3%/-41.8% in one year. The strongest price rises were noticed for Cocoa (ICCO and ICE Futures London) +29.9%/+38.5% as well as for Feeder Cattle (CME) +31.0%.

During the last month, Pork prices (CME) have increased by +15.3% and Live Cattle (CME) by +10.1%, whereas price declines have particularly been observed in the market for Wheat srw (US f.o.b.) -14.8% and Corn (CBOT) -8.3%. The highest price movements are currently registered in the Pork (CME) market with an annualized volatility of 38.3%. But also Sugar prices (LIFFE) are still very volatile (30.4%)

In order to provide market visibility for European companies affected by raw material costs, the following analysis takes into consideration the price evolution in EUR unless specified. Please click on the raw materials below to receive more detailed information.

Agriculture prices returns | 1 YEAR | daily price dataAgriculture prices returns | 1 MONTH | daily price data
July 2013 – June 2014June 2014
*Returns based on monthly data over the last 12 months
*²Returns based on weekly data over the last 52 weeks
*Returns based on monthly data over the last month
*²Returns based on weekly date over the last 4 weeks



3. COTTON  Read more

4. SOYBEANS (CBOT) Read more

5. COCOA (ICE FUTURES) Read more

6. SUGAR (LIFFE) Read more

7. Pork (CME lean hogs futures) Read more

Date of publication: 4 July 2014
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