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Metals: Highlights | August 2014

[EN] Rising price volatility on metal markets: in all major metal markets (except Silver) we have observed an increasing annualized volatility (up to 36.5% for Nickel). Moreover prices for Gold and Silver decreased again. This is the continuation of the long term downward trend which had been interrupted in June. This article discloses detailed information about key figures and latest price developments of the metal markets.

Looking at the past 12 months, we have observed strong price increases for almost all major metal markets. Only the Gold price has fallen by -3.0%. Considering the highest returns, Nickel prices have risen by +31.6% and Zinc prices by +28.4%.

During the last month, only the prices for the precious metals Silver (-0.6%) and Gold (-0.2%) have decreased again. All other metal markets have reported price increases, in particular Zinc (+11.5%) and Aluminium (+10.2%). The highest price movements are still registered by the Nickel market with an annualized volatility of 36.5%.

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.

Metals prices returns | 1 YEAR | daily price dataMetals prices returns | 1 MONTH | daily price data
August 2013 – July 2014July 2014

1. GOLD  Read more

2. SILVER Read more

3. COPPER Read more

4. ALUMINIUM Read more

5. LEAD Read more

6. ZINC Read more

7. NICKEL Read more


Date of publication: 5 August 2014
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