Agriculture: Highlights | June 2014

[EN] The price of wheat has declined noticeably this month, after three months of price increases . At the same time cocoa and feeder cattle continued their long term upward trend. 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 -39.3% and Corn prices (CBOT and US f.o.b.) by -39.3%/-36.4% in 1 year. The strongest price rises were noticed for Cocoa (ICCO and ICE Futures London) +20.1%/+30.8% as well as for Feeder Cattle (CME) +26.6%.

During the last month, Feeder Cattle prices (CME) have increased by +10.2% and Cocoa prices (ICE Futures London) by 6.3%, whereas price declines have particularly been observed in the market for Coffee Robusta (LIFFE) -12.8% and Wheat (Euronext Paris) -12.0%. The highest price movements are currently registered by the Sugar market (LIFFE) with an annualized volatility of 31.6%.

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
June 2013 – May 2014May 2014
Agricultural commodities returns, price changes wheat, cotton, corn, cocoa, coffee, rice
*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: 6 June 2014
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