Metals: Highlights | September 2014

[EN] Aluminium becomes more expensive and more volatile: With a price-increase rate of 6.2%, the price for Aluminium continues its long term upward trend – the annualized volatility has increased to 19.1%. At the same time, Silver prices report a clear fall. Most other metal markets have stayed quite stable during August. 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 but also some noticeable decreases for the major metal markets. In particular prices for Nickel (+29.8%), Zinc (+23.2%) and Aluminium (+17.8%) have risen remarkably. On the other hand, the precious metal markets Gold (-7.8%) and Silver (-18.6%) have reported a clear price decrease.

During the last month, we have observed a significant price increase of Aluminium (+6.2%) and a price decline especially of Silver (-3.5%). All in all prices for the other metal markets have remained relatively stable. The highest price movements are still registered by the Nickel market with an annualized volatility of 25.3% at the end of August (36.5% in July).

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
September 2013 – August 2014August 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 September 2014
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