This post is a summary of the Base metals price index developments since 2005 as per the IMF. The developments are expressed as an index and not in absolute terms. Therefore the Base metals price index means that the values provided are relative to Jan 1 2019 which is defined as 1.00.
Base metals price index
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What am I looking at?
This the index trend of the price, in US$ and usually per kg but for liquids it is per litre. The chart shows the price trend, often taken as a statistical average across multiple sources.
Some of those sources include published import and export statistics, and as those statistics are often available only 1-2 months after the commercial transaction, prices may be adjusted in the last few months.
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Contract prices are commercially sensitive and vary greatly depending on the source, the volume, the country and the supplier/customer relationship. With the exception of pure commodities, every commercial transaction is at a different price.
The focus at BusinessAnalytiq is to provide an accurate trend of a reasonable average price, from multiple sources. And the focus us to help users to use that trend to make better business decisions.
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