FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook March/April 19971

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Table A.15 - SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY PRICES


Currency and Unit Effective Date Latest Quotation 1 month ago 1 year ago Average 1987-89
Sugar (I.S.A. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 25.03.97 11.2 10.9 13.0 9.9
Coffee (I.C.O. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 25.03.97 131.8 123.5 107.9 105.1
Cocoa (I.C.C.O. daily price) U.S. cents per lb 25.03.97 70.9 62.7 60.5 72.9
Tea (all tea, London, weekly) Pence per kg 24.03.97 143.7 128.0 109.1 110.6
Bananas (Central America, DM per ton 21.03.97 n.a. 1/ 1 712 1/ 1 901 1/ 1 078
f.o.r., Hamburg)

n.a. 2/ 1 274 2/ 1 273 2/
Rubber (RSS 1, spot London) Pence per kg 26.03.97 80.2 79.5 103.2 63.0
Cotton (COTLOOK, index "A" 1-3/32") U.S. cents per lb 21.03.97 80.1 80.3 83.6 71.4
Wool (64's, London) Pence per kg 21.03.97 429 413 442 551

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

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