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Agriculture: Highlights | September 2014

[EN] Rising prices in meat markets: most prices for meat keep on rising and thereby continue their long term upward trend of the last 12 months. Only pork (CME) has fallen by -17% during the last month and shows an incredible annualized volatility, which is currently at 75.1%. Moreover prices in the cocoa market (ICE Futures) have risen further, although the price-increase rate is continuously decreasing, which could indicate that the resistance level could be reached soon.  Also cotton (ICE Futures US) has increased again, after reporting three months of strong price falls before. 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, soybeans (CBOT) fell by -26.3%, cotton prices (A-Index) by -22.6% and corn prices (CBOT and US f.o.b.) by -32.2%/-30.3% in one year. The strongest price rises were noticed for cattle (U.S. c.i.f. and CME) +38.6%/+34.5% and cocoa (ICCO and ICE Futures London) +27.5%/+29.7%.

During the last month, cattle prices (US c.i.f.) have increased noticeably again by +14.7% and cotton (ICE Futures US) by +9.9%, whereas price declines have particularly been observed in the markets for pork (CME) -17.0% and skimmed milk powder (f.o.b. Europe) -13.0%. The highest price movements are currently registered in the Pork (CME) market with an annualized volatility of 75.1%.

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
September 2013 – August 2014August 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

1. WHEAT (EURONEXT PARIS)  Read more

2. CORN (EURONEXT PARIS) Read more

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: 5 September 2014
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