Food Outlook 04/96

Table A.17 - SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY PRICES

Currency
and Unit
Effective
Date
Latest
Quotation
1 month
ago
1 year
ago
Average
1986-88
Sugar (I.S.A. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 26.03.96 12.7 12.7 147 7.7
Coffee (I.C.O. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 26.03.96 108.8 104.9 156.7 132.8
Cocoa (I.C.C.O. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 26.03.96 60.3 62.2 65.1 85.4
Tea (all tea, London, weekly) Pence per kg 25.03.96 109.1 112.0 106.6 114.0
Bananas (Central America, DM per ton 28.03.96 1 889 1/ 1 687 1/ 1 938 1/ 1 147
f.o.r., Hamburg) 1 258 2/ 1 208 2/
Rubber (RSS 1, spot London) Pence per kg 27.03.96 103.2 110.5 122.0 65.1
Cotton (COTLOOK, index "A"1-3/32") U.S. cents per lb 22.03.96 83.6 83.1 110.7 62.2
Wool (64's, London) Pence per kg 22.03.96 442 438 519 469

SOURCE: FAO
1/ EC duty paid, estimated.
2/ Estimated price for new EC members, which includes a transitional duty.
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