Metals: Highlights | May 2014

[EN] The price for Nickel has risen by 25.8% over the last three months. At the same time prices for Gold and Silver have kept on declining. 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 -28.5%, Gold prices by -18.9 % and Copper prices by -10.9% in 1 year. In the same period prices for Nickel rose by +12.1% and for Zinc by +4.5%.

During the last month, prices on most metal markets have increased, in particular Nickel (+14.0%) and Zinc (+3.2%) have continued their rise. Only Gold (-0.7%) and Silver (-3.5%) have kept on declining.
The highest price movements are currently registered by the Silver market with an annualized volatility of 21.5%.

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 data
May 2013 – April 2014
Metals prices returns | 1MONTH | daily price data
April 2014
 14-05 Metals Returns 12months1  14-05 Metals Returns 1month1
Source: TALA Consult Commodity Radar Source: TALA Consult Commodity Radar


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 May 2014
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