All posts by Robin Kueppers

Metals: Highlights | March 2015

[EN] Continued gains in supply and slowing demand growth from China, in particular concerning the property sector, have led to a decline of 2.2% for metal prices in February. Accordingly lead prices declined by 3.2% because of weak seasonal battery demand and saturation of the e-bike sector in China. Nickel

TALA Consult Commodity Radar | February 2015

[EN] Every month our commodity radar provides you with an illustrative overview of the latest key figures of the most important raw materials from different sectors. The radar is supposed to make it easy for you to gain a general view of the current raw material market situation, including energy,

Energies: Highlights | February 2015

[EN] Crude oil prices have shown an ongoing price slump in January. With an average price of 42,77 EUR/bbl for Brent (40,83 EUR/bbl for WTI) prices have fallen another 16.5% (15.1%). The effect has partly been set off by the weakening Euro against the US-Dollar. The reasons for the decline

Agriculture: Highlights | February 2015

[EN] Agriculture prices declined by 2.2 % in January (according to the IMF Commodity price Index). In particular the price for pork declined by 11.4% – down more than 40% from highs in last summer. The decline is due to the fact that US producers still have to rebuild herds

Metals: Highlights | February 2015

[EN] Originally traded in USD, metal prices have actually continued their downtrend in January and decreased by 5.7% (USD). However the weakening EUR reverses the trend for aluminium, lead, zinc and nickel so that these prices have risen for European companies. Especially copper prices have declined by 9.4% due to

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