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Informations rapidesIn November 2022, oil prices retreated, prices of imported raw materials continued to decrease Prices of oil and raw material imports - November 2022

In November 2022, the price of oil in euros retreated (‑5.5% after +4.8% in October). The prices in euros of imported raw materials (excluding energy) continued to fall (‑4.0% after ‑0.9%): those of industrial raw materials decreased again (‑1.4% after ‑1.9%) and those of food commodities fell significantly (‑5.9% after ‑0.2%).

Informations rapides
No 336
Paru le :Paru le16/12/2022
Prochaine parution le : 24/04/2024 at 12:00 - March 2024
Warning:

As wool prices for October 2022 are not yet available from the data provider, they have been assumed to be constant in dollar terms for this publication. This hypothesis affects the aggregate price index for natural textile fibres (and therefore for agro-industrial raw materials). The values will be revised in the next publication.

In November 2022, the price of oil in euros retreated (‑5.5% after +4.8% in October). The prices in euros of imported raw materials (excluding energy) continued to fall (‑4.0% after ‑0.9%): those of industrial raw materials decreased again (‑1.4% after ‑1.9%) and those of food commodities fell significantly (‑5.9% after ‑0.2%).

Imported raw materials (excluding energy)

index 2010=100
Imported raw materials (excluding energy) (index 2010=100)
Prices in foreign currencies Prices in euros
2022-11 121.5 155.0
2022-10 122.1 161.5
2022-09 124.1 163.0
2022-08 131.2 168.6
2022-07 131.6 168.4
2022-06 141.0 174.0
2022-05 143.6 177.1
2022-04 152.4 183.8
2022-03 152.4 180.7
2022-02 142.4 164.0
2022-01 137.3 158.6
2021-12 131.0 151.4
2021-11 125.5 143.5
2021-10 129.2 145.4
2021-09 126.5 140.3
2021-08 129.8 143.9
2021-07 132.4 146.2
2021-06 133.5 144.7
2021-05 135.6 145.9
2021-04 127.2 138.8
2021-03 120.0 131.8
2021-02 117.0 126.3
2021-01 113.4 121.7
2020-12 110.2 118.2
2020-11 102.3 112.8
2020-10 98.9 109.5
2020-09 98.7 109.1
2020-08 96.9 106.8
2020-07 91.1 103.5
2020-06 88.5 102.3
2020-05 87.6 104.7
2020-04 83.8 100.4
2020-03 87.2 102.6
2020-02 90.2 107.7
2020-01 92.9 109.0
2019-12 91.9 107.7
2019-11 89.3 105.2
2019-10 88.5 104.3
2019-09 89.0 105.3
2019-08 89.4 104.7
2019-07 95.9 111.5
2019-06 94.1 108.6
2019-05 92.0 107.2
2019-04 93.2 108.3
2019-03 91.1 105.1
2019-02 91.8 105.5
2019-01 88.8 101.4
2018-12 86.8 99.3
2018-11 88.8 101.7
2018-10 90.0 102.1
2018-09 86.8 97.0
2018-08 88.3 99.7
2018-07 90.9 101.4
2018-06 95.3 106.6
2018-05 95.9 106.0
2018-04 94.6 100.8
2018-03 94.6 100.3
2018-02 95.8 101.4
2018-01 94.4 101.1
2017-12 91.7 101.1
2017-11 91.9 102.2
2017-10 91.1 101.1
2017-09 92.8 101.6
2017-08 94.0 103.9
2017-07 92.5 104.7
2017-06 89.4 103.8
2017-05 89.7 105.8
2017-04 90.7 110.2
2017-03 95.4 116.2
2017-02 96.0 117.4
2017-01 93.1 114.2
2016-12 91.0 112.3
2016-11 89.7 108.3
2016-10 84.3 99.8
2016-09 83.3 97.0
2016-08 84.4 98.2
2016-07 84.7 99.9
2016-06 82.4 95.8
2016-05 80.3 92.7
2016-04 80.6 92.9
2016-03 77.9 91.7
2016-02 74.7 87.9
2016-01 72.8 87.4
2015-12 73.6 88.2
2015-11 74.9 91.0
2015-10 78.0 90.7
2015-09 78.7 91.6
2015-08 79.6 93.4
2015-07 81.0 96.4
2015-06 84.1 98.3
2015-05 84.7 99.5
2015-04 83.1 101.1
2015-03 84.3 101.8
2015-02 86.7 100.4
2015-01 89.3 101.2
2014-12 92.9 99.8
2014-11 95.4 101.4
2014-10 96.0 100.5
2014-09 97.7 100.7
2014-08 101.4 101.5
2014-07 102.6 101.1
2014-06 100.8 98.9
2014-05 103.0 100.2
2014-04 106.5 103.1
2014-03 104.8 101.3
2014-02 103.2 101.0
2014-01 102.7 100.8
2013-12 103.6 101.2
2013-11 100.8 99.7
2013-10 100.4 98.4
2013-09 100.0 99.8
2013-08 102.7 102.8
2013-07 102.1 103.8
2013-06 100.1 101.1
2013-05 102.5 105.0
2013-04 103.7 105.9
2013-03 105.0 107.5
2013-02 108.0 107.7
2013-01 106.6 106.9

Imported raw materials (excluding energy)

  • Source: INSEE

Oil prices retreated

In November 2022, the price of North Sea crude oil (Brent) in dollars weakened (‑2.1% after +4.0% in October), averaging $91.4. In euro terms, the decline was more marked (‑5.5% after +4.8%), due to the appreciation of the euro against the dollar in November.

Oil (Brent)

price per barrel
Oil (Brent) (price per barrel)
Prices in dollars Prices in euros
2022-11 91.4 89.7
2022-10 93.3 95.0
2022-09 89.7 90.6
2022-08 100.6 99.4
2022-07 111.9 109.9
2022-06 122.0 115.5
2022-05 113.1 106.9
2022-04 104.9 96.7
2022-03 117.2 106.4
2022-02 96.8 85.4
2022-01 86.5 76.5
2021-12 74.4 65.8
2021-11 81.0 71.0
2021-10 83.5 72.0
2021-09 74.5 63.3
2021-08 70.9 60.2
2021-07 75.1 63.5
2021-06 73.2 60.8
2021-05 68.5 56.4
2021-04 64.8 54.1
2021-03 65.4 55.0
2021-02 62.3 51.5
2021-01 54.8 45.0
2020-12 50.0 41.1
2020-11 42.7 36.1
2020-10 40.2 34.1
2020-09 40.9 34.7
2020-08 44.8 37.8
2020-07 43.2 37.7
2020-06 40.3 35.8
2020-05 29.4 27.5
2020-04 18.5 16.9
2020-03 31.9 28.8
2020-02 55.7 51.1
2020-01 63.6 57.3
2019-12 67.2 60.4
2019-11 63.2 57.2
2019-10 59.7 54.0
2019-09 62.8 57.1
2019-08 59.0 53.1
2019-07 63.9 57.0
2019-06 64.3 56.9
2019-05 71.2 63.6
2019-04 71.2 63.4
2019-03 66.1 58.5
2019-02 64.0 56.4
2019-01 59.4 52.0
2018-12 56.5 49.8
2018-11 64.7 57.0
2018-10 81.0 70.6
2018-09 78.9 67.7
2018-08 72.5 62.8
2018-07 74.3 63.5
2018-06 74.4 63.7
2018-05 76.9 65.2
2018-04 72.0 58.7
2018-03 66.0 53.5
2018-02 65.3 52.9
2018-01 69.1 56.6
2017-12 64.4 54.4
2017-11 62.7 53.4
2017-10 57.5 48.9
2017-09 55.5 46.6
2017-08 51.9 44.0
2017-07 49.1 42.6
2017-06 47.6 42.4
2017-05 51.4 46.5
2017-04 53.8 50.1
2017-03 52.6 49.2
2017-02 56.0 52.6
2017-01 55.4 52.2
2016-12 54.9 52.1
2016-11 47.1 43.7
2016-10 51.4 46.6
2016-09 47.7 42.5
2016-08 46.8 41.8
2016-07 45.3 41.0
2016-06 48.2 43.0
2016-05 46.7 41.3
2016-04 41.6 36.7
2016-03 38.2 34.4
2016-02 32.2 29.0
2016-01 30.7 28.3
2015-12 38.0 35.0
2015-11 44.3 41.2
2015-10 48.4 43.1
2015-09 47.6 42.4
2015-08 46.6 41.9
2015-07 56.6 51.4
2015-06 61.5 54.8
2015-05 64.1 57.5
2015-04 59.5 55.4
2015-03 57.3 52.8
2015-02 58.2 51.3
2015-01 50.1 43.1
2014-12 64.2 52.2
2014-11 80.8 64.8
2014-10 88.7 70.0
2014-09 98.9 76.7
2014-08 103.5 77.7
2014-07 108.6 80.2
2014-06 111.9 82.3
2014-05 109.2 79.6
2014-04 108.0 78.1
2014-03 107.9 78.0
2014-02 108.7 79.6
2014-01 107.6 79.0
2013-12 110.7 80.7
2013-11 107.7 79.9
2013-10 109.4 80.2
2013-09 111.6 83.6
2013-08 110.1 82.8
2013-07 107.7 82.3
2013-06 102.8 78.0
2013-05 103.0 79.4
2013-04 103.8 79.5
2013-03 109.7 84.6
2013-02 116.4 87.1
2013-01 112.0 84.3

Oil (Brent)

  • Source: INSEE

Petroleum

Petroleum
prices of last month changes (in %)
over the last month over the last 3 months over the last 12 months
Brent in $ per barrel 91.4 -2.1 -9.2 12.8
Brent in € per barrel 89.7 -5.5 -9.7 26.4
Gasoline cts €/L 74.1 -8.4 -6.1 34.2
Gas Oil 970.3 -15.3 -7.7 60.2
Heavy fuel 386.7 -1.2 -19.3 4.2
Naphtha 664.1 -2.5 0.4 1.4
  • Prices are in euros per tonne unless otherwise specified
  • Source: INSEE

Industrial raw material prices in euros decreased again

The prices in euros of industrial raw materials fell again in November (‑1.4% after ‑1.9% in October).

Mineral prices diminished slightly (‑0.4% after ‑2.1%), due to the further decline in ferrous metal prices (‑3.7% after ‑6.2%). On the other hand, non-ferrous metal prices rebounded (+1.2% after ‑0.4%) and precious metal prices increased slightly again (+0.5% after +0.8%).

Prices of agro-industrial materials fell more sharply (‑6.5% after ‑0.5%), in the wake, in particular, of the significant drop in prices for sawn softwood (‑13.6% after +1.6%). Paper pulp prices also decreased (‑5.2% after +0.3%), as did those for hides (‑3.6% after +0.8%). Prices for natural rubber (‑5.6% after ‑1.9%) and natural textile fibres (‑2.7% after ‑12.3%) went down again. Only the prices for tropical wood remained slightly on the rise (+0.2% after +0.4%).

Industrial raw materials

index 2010=100
Industrial raw materials (index 2010=100)
Prices in foreign currencies Prices in euros
2022-11 100.3 128.5
2022-10 98.1 130.3
2022-09 100.4 132.8
2022-08 106.8 138.5
2022-07 105.1 135.8
2022-06 118.2 147.3
2022-05 124.0 154.3
2022-04 139.0 169.7
2022-03 143.9 172.7
2022-02 133.5 155.6
2022-01 126.9 148.4
2021-12 118.2 138.2
2021-11 110.1 127.5
2021-10 119.3 135.9
2021-09 116.3 130.5
2021-08 122.4 137.3
2021-07 134.5 150.3
2021-06 137.1 150.3
2021-05 139.8 152.1
2021-04 127.7 140.8
2021-03 120.8 134.2
2021-02 118.2 129.2
2021-01 114.6 124.4
2020-12 110.7 120.0
2020-11 97.1 108.2
2020-10 93.0 104.1
2020-09 94.1 105.1
2020-08 93.4 103.9
2020-07 84.8 97.3
2020-06 79.5 92.8
2020-05 74.2 89.4
2020-04 71.1 85.9
2020-03 74.6 88.6
2020-02 78.1 94.1
2020-01 82.3 97.5
2019-12 80.6 95.3
2019-11 78.0 92.7
2019-10 79.2 94.1
2019-09 81.0 96.7
2019-08 80.2 94.7
2019-07 90.1 105.7
2019-06 85.8 99.9
2019-05 83.7 98.4
2019-04 84.1 98.6
2019-03 82.3 96.0
2019-02 82.4 95.7
2019-01 76.5 88.2
2018-12 74.6 86.1
2018-11 76.9 88.9
2018-10 78.3 89.6
2018-09 76.4 86.2
2018-08 77.1 87.8
2018-07 77.7 87.6
2018-06 81.9 92.7
2018-05 82.7 92.7
2018-04 81.9 88.4
2018-03 81.5 87.5
2018-02 85.8 92.1
2018-01 85.4 92.6
2017-12 81.4 90.8
2017-11 79.8 89.8
2017-10 78.7 88.4
2017-09 80.7 89.4
2017-08 79.6 88.8
2017-07 73.7 84.3
2017-06 69.4 81.3
2017-05 71.3 84.8
2017-04 74.7 91.6
2017-03 80.4 98.9
2017-02 81.1 100.1
2017-01 76.4 94.4
2016-12 75.4 93.9
2016-11 71.8 87.6
2016-10 64.5 77.1
2016-09 63.2 74.3
2016-08 64.9 76.4
2016-07 63.6 75.9
2016-06 60.2 70.8
2016-05 60.8 71.0
2016-04 62.6 73.0
2016-03 60.3 71.8
2016-02 56.0 66.7
2016-01 53.3 64.7
2015-12 54.2 65.7
2015-11 56.0 68.9
2015-10 60.2 70.9
2015-09 61.7 72.7
2015-08 61.3 72.9
2015-07 62.8 75.8
2015-06 68.2 80.8
2015-05 69.6 82.9
2015-04 66.3 81.8
2015-03 67.6 82.9
2015-02 69.8 81.9
2015-01 72.0 82.5
2014-12 75.9 82.0
2014-11 79.1 84.5
2014-10 80.2 84.5
2014-09 82.3 85.2
2014-08 86.1 86.2
2014-07 86.4 85.2
2014-06 83.3 81.8
2014-05 84.8 82.5
2014-04 88.2 85.2
2014-03 86.6 83.6
2014-02 89.4 87.3
2014-01 91.6 89.8
2013-12 93.6 91.1
2013-11 93.2 92.2
2013-10 92.5 90.6
2013-09 92.2 92.1
2013-08 93.2 93.4
2013-07 89.2 91.0
2013-06 86.7 87.7
2013-05 90.4 93.1
2013-04 95.3 97.6
2013-03 98.7 101.5
2013-02 104.8 104.6
2013-01 102.8 103.2

Industrial raw materials

  • Source: INSEE

Food commodity prices in euros fell significantly

Prices in euros for food commodities declined substantially in November (‑5.9% after ‑0.2% in October), but remained 57.8% above their average level in 2019. Tropical commodity prices tumbled (‑12.3% after ‑6.6%) and those for meat decreased again (‑2.1% after ‑0.4%). In addition, seafood prices slipped back (‑6.1% after +3.1%), as did those for oilseeds (‑4.3% after +1.7%) and cereals (‑3.8% after +0.5%). Conversely, sugar prices accelerated (+2.2% after +1.4%).

Food

index 2010=100
Food (index 2010=100)
Prices in foreign currencies Prices in euros
2022-11 146.9 186.5
2022-10 150.6 198.2
2022-09 152.2 198.6
2022-08 160.3 204.5
2022-07 162.9 206.8
2022-06 168.7 206.2
2022-05 167.8 205.1
2022-04 169.8 202.8
2022-03 164.6 193.0
2022-02 154.8 176.4
2022-01 151.3 172.9
2021-12 146.1 167.1
2021-11 142.8 161.7
2021-10 141.4 157.6
2021-09 138.9 152.5
2021-08 139.8 153.5
2021-07 133.5 146.0
2021-06 133.3 143.0
2021-05 134.9 143.6
2021-04 129.7 140.2
2021-03 122.1 132.6
2021-02 118.5 126.6
2021-01 114.9 122.0
2020-12 110.2 117.1
2020-11 108.9 118.8
2020-10 106.2 116.5
2020-09 104.6 114.5
2020-08 101.5 110.8
2020-07 98.7 111.2
2020-06 99.2 113.9
2020-05 103.5 122.8
2020-04 98.8 117.6
2020-03 102.0 119.1
2020-02 104.6 123.9
2020-01 105.6 122.8
2019-12 105.7 123.0
2019-11 103.2 120.6
2019-10 99.8 116.7
2019-09 98.5 115.6
2019-08 100.6 116.8
2019-07 102.5 118.0
2019-06 103.9 118.9
2019-05 102.0 117.7
2019-04 104.1 119.9
2019-03 101.6 116.0
2019-02 103.1 117.3
2019-01 104.0 117.6
2018-12 102.0 115.7
2018-11 103.4 117.5
2018-10 104.5 117.5
2018-09 99.6 110.3
2018-08 102.2 114.2
2018-07 107.4 118.7
2018-06 111.9 123.8
2018-05 112.2 122.5
2018-04 110.3 116.0
2018-03 110.9 116.1
2018-02 107.7 112.7
2018-01 105.0 111.3
2017-12 104.1 113.6
2017-11 106.6 117.5
2017-10 106.4 116.9
2017-09 107.6 116.7
2017-08 112.2 122.8
2017-07 116.7 130.9
2017-06 115.3 132.7
2017-05 113.4 132.6
2017-04 111.0 133.7
2017-03 114.1 138.0
2017-02 114.6 139.0
2017-01 114.4 139.2
2016-12 110.2 135.0
2016-11 112.4 134.3
2016-10 110.1 129.0
2016-09 109.6 126.3
2016-08 109.6 126.2
2016-07 112.3 131.1
2016-06 111.9 128.6
2016-05 105.8 120.7
2016-04 103.9 118.4
2016-03 100.6 117.1
2016-02 99.1 115.4
2016-01 98.5 117.1
2015-12 98.7 117.1
2015-11 99.3 119.2
2015-10 100.8 115.9
2015-09 100.3 115.5
2015-08 103.1 119.5
2015-07 104.4 122.7
2015-06 104.2 120.2
2015-05 103.9 120.3
2015-04 104.6 125.5
2015-03 105.5 125.6
2015-02 108.0 123.7
2015-01 111.3 124.8
2014-12 114.2 121.8
2014-11 115.7 122.3
2014-10 115.6 120.6
2014-09 116.8 120.0
2014-08 120.6 120.4
2014-07 122.8 120.9
2014-06 122.5 120.3
2014-05 125.7 122.3
2014-04 129.3 125.3
2014-03 127.4 123.4
2014-02 120.6 118.0
2014-01 116.7 114.6
2013-12 116.5 114.1
2013-11 110.6 109.4
2013-10 110.5 108.3
2013-09 110.1 109.7
2013-08 114.8 114.8
2013-07 118.5 120.1
2013-06 117.2 118.0
2013-05 117.9 120.2
2013-04 114.6 116.5
2013-03 113.1 115.4
2013-02 112.4 111.9
2013-01 111.6 111.7

Food

  • Source: INSEE

Imported raw materials (excluding energy) in euros

Base 100 in 2010
Imported raw materials (excluding energy) in euros (Base 100 in 2010)
Index of last month changes (in %)
over the last month over the last 3 months over the last 12 months
Food total 186.5 -5.9 -8.8 15.4
Tropical foodstuffs 135.8 -12.3 -15.8 -7.3
Oil seeds, vegetable oils 188.6 -4.3 -9.2 10.0
Cereals 153.8 -3.8 3.4 24.9
Sugar 113.6 2.2 6.7 10.1
Meat 220.5 -2.1 -4.9 18.7
Seafood products 180.0 -6.1 -9.0 39.8
Industrial raw materials 128.5 -1.4 -7.2 0.8
Agricultural raw materials 142.7 -6.5 -8.7 4.2
Natural textile fibres 130.6 -2.7 -17.4 -10.6
Natural rubber 49.6 -5.6 -15.2 -18.5
Hides 61.3 -3.6 -0.6 -14.4
Wood pulp 186.8 -5.2 -3.4 56.3
Tropical wood 97.8 0.2 -2.8 -2.4
Sawn softwood 227.1 -13.6 -19.2 -31.5
Minerals 124.0 -0.4 -6.9 0.3
Ferrous metals 86.5 -3.7 -15.0 6.2
Non-ferrous metals 143.7 1.2 -3.4 -0.2
Precious metals 164.1 0.5 -0.8 3.2
All commodities 155.0 -4.0 -8.1 8.0
  • Source: INSEE

For further information

The relevant time series and a user guide are available at the bottom of this page.

Crude oil: from 1986, the price of Brent gradually established as a representative reference price of European supplies.

Petroleum: prices of oil products are monthly averages.

Indices of non−energy raw materials imported by France: the indices calculated by INSEE are monthly averages of raw materials prices, weighted by their share in the French imports of raw materials (2010 = 100).

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Pour en savoir plus

The relevant time series and a user guide are available at the bottom of this page.

Crude oil: from 1986, the price of Brent gradually established as a representative reference price of European supplies.

Petroleum: prices of oil products are monthly averages.

Indices of non−energy raw materials imported by France: the indices calculated by INSEE are monthly averages of raw materials prices, weighted by their share in the French imports of raw materials (2010 = 100).

Next issue: 20 January 2023 at 12.00 pm

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