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Metals: Highlights | July 2014

[EN] Turnaround on metal markets: The long term downward trend of Gold and Silver has come to an abrupt end. At the same time Nickel prices have reached its resistance level and fall noticeably. Before Nickel had become more expensive over four months in a row. 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 Copper prices fell by -2.2%. Considering the highest returns, Nickel prices rose by +23.9% and Zinc prices by +13.7%.

During the last month, especially prices for Silver (+10.6%) and Gold (+4.7%) have started to increase. Just like the month before, Zinc (+4.8%), Lead (+3.2%) and Aluminium (+1.5%) have continued their upward trend as well. In contrast the prices in Copper and Nickel markets finally began to decrease by -1.8% and -6.6% after several months of price increases. The highest price movements are currently registered by the Nickel market with an annualized volatility of 34.6%.

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.

Metals prices returns | 1 YEAR | daily price dataMetals prices returns | 1 MONTH | daily price data
July 2013 – June 2014June 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: 4 July 2014
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