The prices of the commodities imported were increased significantly in OctoberPrices of oil and raw material imports - October 2010

In October, the price of oil in dollars has increased significantly (+6.3% after +0.9% in September) and reached $ 82.7$ per barrel of Brent. Meanwhile, the prices for non-energy commodities im-ported by France have again increased significantly (+5.5% in foreign currencies, after +3.4% in September).

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No 2742274n°246
Paru le : 09/11/2010
Prochaine parution le : 21/11/2017 at 12:00 - October 2017

In October, the price of oil in dollars has increased significantly (+6.3% after +0.9% in September) and reached $ 82.7$ per barrel of Brent.

Meanwhile, the prices for non-energy commodities imported by France have again increased significantly (+5.5% in foreign currencies, after +3.4% in September).

The price of oil rebounded

In October, the dollar price of oil from the North Sea (Brent) rose (+6.3% after +0.9%). In euros, the prices of oil stagnated (+0.1%), due to the appreciation of the euro vis-à-vis the dollar (+6.2 %).

The Prices of industrial raw materials increased significantly

In October, the prices of industrial raw materials in foreign currencies rose (+5.9% after +3.5%). Among the mineral raw materials (+6.2% after +3.4%), the prices of nonferrous metals accelerated more strongly (+7.4% after +3.9%), with particularly strong increases in zinc (+10.0%), lead (+8.9%), aluminium (+8.5%) and copper (+7.6%). The prices of the metals precious continued to grow rapidly, notably silver (+13.8% after +11.9%), platinum (+6.1% after 3.3%) and gold (+5.6% after 4.5%).

The prices of agro-industrial raw materials also have accelerated (+5.0% after +3.8%) due to soaring natural fibers textiles (+19.8% after +14.4%, which +20.9% for cotton), natural rubber (+11.8% after +8.2%) and coniferous sawn timber (+6.1% after +5.5%).

The prices of raw food materials rose again

In October, the prices of raw food in foreign currencies accentuated their increase (+4.5% after +3.3%). The prices of oilseeds have accelerated (+6.5% after +3.6%). Conversely, the pices of cereals have moderated somewhat (+8.4% after +10.5%), particularly corn (+13.0% after 18.2%). The price of sugar has also moderated (+13.6% after 23.4%), but it remained at a high level.

Finally, the prices of tropical beverages rose moderately (+2.7% after -1.4%) due to higher prices of robusta (+4.1%) and cocoa (+3.3%).

tabpetrole – Oil and petroleum products

in dollar
Oil and petroleum products
Prices Change (%)
of last month over the last month over the last 3 months over the last 12 months
Brent in $ per barrel 82,7 6,3 9,7 13,6
Brent in € per barrel 59,4 0,1 0,9 21,0
Gasoline 764,3 8,2 11,1 15,9
Gas Oil 713,8 6,1 11,8 16,5
Heavy fuel 444,1 6,1 9,9 7,4
Naphta 750,0 11,0 21,1 20,9
  • Prices are in dollars per tonne unless otherwise specified
  • Source : INSEE

tabmatprem – Imported raw materials (excluding energy) in domestic currency

base 100 in 2000
Imported raw materials (excluding energy) in domestic currency
Index Changes (%)
over last month over the last 3 months over the last 12 months
Food total 241,1 4,5 12,0 9,9
Tropical beverages 246,1 2,7 0,4 –2,3
Oil seeds, vegetable oils 267,9 6,5 17,3 18,4
Cereals 255,9 8,4 25,5 16,1
Sugar 330,8 13,6 52,9 16,3
Beef meat 137,2 –1,6 2,6 13,2
Industrial raw materials 349,9 5,9 15,1 80,9
Agricultural raw materials 157,2 5,0 10,3 35,0
Natural Fibers 245,3 19,8 45,6 74,2
Natural rubber 474,7 11,8 26,2 52,6
Hides 113,4 2,2 –2,0 39,0
Wood pulp 141,3 –0,2 –1,2 29,3
Tropical wood 146,3 0,5 1,1 8,5
Sawn softwood 95,5 6,1 14,3 30,3
Minerals 437,7 6,2 16,7 84,9
Iron ore 712,1 0,0 0,0 103,1
Non-ferrous metals 427,5 7,4 20,3 76,6
Precious metals 351,7 7,6 16,5 32,5
All commodities 283,6 5,5 14,0 56,1
  • Source : INSEE

G_petrole_ang – Oil

G_alim_ang – Food

  • Source : INSEE
  • Source : INSEE

G_ensemble_ang – All commodities

  • Source : INSEE

G_indus_ang – Industrial raw materials

  • Source : INSEE