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Raw Materials price index

This post is a summary of the global raw materials price developments. The price developments of global raw materials are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Raw materials price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for global raw materials prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of global raw materials prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of raw materials
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of global raw materials prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the raw materials marketa
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Raw Materials price index


Data source: World Bank

This data has been provided by the World Bank. The only change is that it has been indexed for Jan 2019 (so Jan 2019 is set as the index 1.00). The data is provided subject to the terms and conditions as defined by the World Bank

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Notes on the price-data

  • We are continually improving our data collection and processing methods and data will be updated from time to time as we improve the accuracy
  • We are working hard to upgrade the algorithm before April 1, 2023 and a further fine-tune by July 1, 2023
  • This the index trend of the price of the product group in general and not a single specification in particular
  • The data is presented in US$
  • The chart shows the price trend,  nearly always taken from many statistically-correlated sources