Food Outlook 09/96

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Table A.13 - 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 27.08.96 12.3 13.0 12.7 7.7
Coffee (I.C.O. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 27.08.96 107.0 96.6 146.2 132.8
Cocoa (I.C.C.O. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 27.08.96 67.5 67.0 65.9 85.4
Tea (all tea, London, weekly) Pence per kg 26.08.96 . . . 102.7 . . . 114.0
Bananas (Central America, DM per ton 30.08.96 1 260 1/ 1 254 1/ 1 382 1/ 1 147
f.o.r., Hamburg) 859 2/ 921 2/ 1 007 2/
Rubber (RSS 1, spot London) Pence per kg 28.08.96 87.3 100.0 92.3 65.1
Cotton (COTLOOK, index "A"1-3/32") U.S. cents per lb 23.08.96 75.0 79.4 88.1 62.2
Wool (64's, London) Pence per kg 23.08.96 423 430 508 469

SOURCE: FAO
1/ EC duty paid, estimated.
2/ Estimated price for EFTA markets.
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