In September, the oil price in dollars sharply slowed down (+0.9% after +9.9% in August). It stood at $113.4 per barrel of Brent. On the contrary, the prices in foreign currencies of commodities except energy imported into France rebounded (+2.6% after -0.4 in August).
In September, the price in dollar of the barrel of oil from the North Sea (Brent) sharply slowed down (+0.9% after +9.9%). In euros, the price of the barrel even decreased (-2.8% after +8.8 %), due to the appreciation of the euro against the dollar (+3.7%).
In September, the prices in foreign currencies of industrial raw materials increased again (+4.5% after -3.4% in August). Indeed, the prices of mineral raw materials strongly recovered (+6.9% after -4.1%). The prices of nonferrous metals grew in a steady way (+9.6% after -2.0%), especially copper (+7,7%), aluminium (+11.7%), nickel (+10.0%) and zinc (+10.8%), following the announcement of measures supporting activity in China. Also, the prices of precious metals accelerated (+11.3% after +2.9%), in particular those of silver (+17.1%), platinum (+12.0%) and gold (+7.3%).
On the contrary, the prices drop of agricultural raw materials continued (-2.1% after 1.5%). The prices of sawn softwood of conifers (-4.5%), of wood pulp (-3.1%) and natural textile fibers (-0.5%) receded. However, the prices of natural rubber recovered (+3.7%), due to the restricting exports measures decided by the three main producing countries, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
In September, the prices in foreign currencies of raw food materials stabilized (-0.1% after +4.4% in August). The prices of oilseeds fell (-1.8%), mainly those of soya meal (-6.3%) and palm oil (-5.4%). Also, the prices of sugar registered a new reduction (-5.2% after 9.8%), penalized
by the surplus supply on the world market. The prices of cereals folded (-1.1% after +1.7%), in particular those of corn (-5.0%). The prices of tropical foodstuffs continued to grow (+3.1% after 3.0%), in particular those of cocoa (+4.8%) and arabica (+3.7%).
Source : INSEE
Source : InNSEE
Source : INSEE
Industrial raw materials
Source : INSEE
|Prices are in dollars per tonne unless otherwise specified|
|Source : INSEE|
|of last month||over the last month||over the last 3 months||over the last 12 months|
|Brent in $ per barrel||113.4||0.9||17.6||2.4|
|Brent in per barrel||88.1||2.8||14.5||9.5|
|Gasoline in $per litter||0.86||7.9||24.6||15.7|
|base 100 in 2000|
|over the last month||over the last 3 months||over the last 12 months|
|Oil seeds, vegetable oils||381.7||1.8||22.1||38.2|
|Industrial raw materials||241.8||4.5||0.1||16.0|
|Agricultural raw materials||138.2||2.1||4.4||13.9|
n° 255 - October 12, 2012
Prices of oil and raw material imports - September 2012
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