In January 2011, The prices of the imported commodities continued to growPrices of oil and raw material imports - January 2011

In January, the price of oil in dollars has also increased (+5.1% after +7.6% in December), reaching $96,4 per barrel of Brent. The foreign currency prices for non-energy commodities imported in France continued to grow (+3.9% after +3.7% in December).

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Paru le : 08/02/2011

In January, the price of oil in dollars has also increased (+5.1% after +7.6% in December), reaching $96,4 per barrel of Brent. The foreign currency prices for non-energy commodities imported in France continued to grow (+3.9% after +3.7% in December).

Downturn in oil prices in euros

In January, the prices in dollars of oil from the North Sea (Brent) has somewhat slowed down (+5.1% after 7.6%). In euros, the price of a barrel has slowed more sharply (+3.9% after 11.0%), due to the recovery of European currency vis-à-vis the dollar (+1.0% after -3.2% in December).

Further increase in the prices of imported industrial raw materials…

In January, the prices of industrial raw materials in foreign currencies have accelerated (+3.6% after +2.7%), driven by the mineral raw materials (+3.3% after 2.8%). The prices of nonferrous metals (+4.3% after after 3.0%) rose sharply, mainly lead (+7.8%) titanium (+7.2%) and zinc (+3.9%). In contrast, the prices of precious metals fell (-1.5% after +4.1%), including silver (-3.2% after +10.6%) and gold (-2.5% after +1.5%).

The prices of agro-industrial raw materials rose again (+4.4% after +2.6%) due to the sharp rise in wool (+15.8%), natural rubber (+11.6%) and coniferrous sawn timber (+7.7%).

…And the prices of raw food materials imported

In January, the prices of raw food in foreign currencies have slowed (+4.3% after +5.9%), including cereals (+1.4% after +6.1%) and oilseeds, vegetable oils (+2.4% after +5.2%). The prices of tropical beverages have also slowed (+4.3% after +5.9%), including cocoa (+4.1% after +6.5%). Finally, the prices of sugar have risen less than in December (+3.0% after +7.9%).

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 96,4 5,1 16,6 26,5
Brent in € per barrel 72,2 4,0 21,5 35,2
Gasoline 837,8 1,0 9,6 19,0
Gas Oil 802,8 5,6 12,5 27,1
Heavy fuel 480,2 4,7 8,1 8,5
Naphta 852,0 1,0 13,6 19,4
  • 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 273,6 3,7 12,9 20,6
Tropical beverages 278,3 4,3 13,1 9,6
Oil seeds, vegetable oils 308,4 2,4 13,7 32,0
Cereals 280,6 1,4 9,6 16,2
Sugar 394,0 3,0 19,1 13,1
Beef meat 152,4 8,3 11,1 20,3
Industrial raw materials 271,8 3,6 8,5 26,5
Agricultural raw materials 174,4 4,4 13,5 29,2
Natural Fibers 339,3 6,2 38,3 112,2
Natural rubber 649,5 11,6 36,8 58,9
Hides 113,4 0,0 –0,1 14,5
Wood pulp 138,7 0,9 –1,8 15,8
Tropical wood 150,6 1,0 2,9 14,2
Sawn softwood 119,4 7,7 25,0 32,0
Minerals 322,9 3,3 6,6 25,5
Iron ore 632,2 0,0 0,0 80,3
Non-ferrous metals 286,1 4,3 7,8 17,5
Precious metals 369,3 –1,5 7,6 29,5
All commodities 262,6 3,9 10,6 24,3
  • Source : INSEE

G_petrole_ang – Oil

G_alim_ang – Source : INSEEFood

  • Source : INSEE

G_ensemble_ang – All commodities

  • Source : INSEE

G_indus_ang – Industrial raw materials

  • Source : INSEE