Metals: Highlights | June 2014

[EN] Nickel prices don’t stop to rise. Over the last four months prices increased by 33.6%. At the same time Gold and Silver prices continued their long term downward trend. 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 decreases as well as increases for the major metal markets. Considering the lowest returns, Silver prices fell by -22.5%, Gold prices by -15.4 % and Lead prices by -9.6% in 1 year. In the same period prices for Nickel rose by +23.2% and for Zinc by +5.2%.

During the last month, prices on most metal markets continued to increase, in particular Nickel (+7.8%) and Copper (+5.7%) have kept on rising. Just like the month before, only Gold (-1.2%) and Silver (-0.6%) continued to decline. The highest price movements are currently registered by the Nickel market with an annualized volatility of 33.0%.

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
June 2013 – May 2014May 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: 6 June 2014 Sources | Disclaimer | Methodology

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