Report: Commodity Prices to Stabilize after Early 2021 Gains, Supported by Global Economic Recovery

Path of commodity prices depends on pace of recovery and containment of COVID-19

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2021 – Commodity prices continued their recovery in the first quarter of 2021 and are expected to remain close to current levels throughout the year, lifted by the global economic rebound and improved growth prospects, according to the World Bank’s semi-annual Commodity Markets Outlook.

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Commodity Prices Revised Down as Global Growth Weakens and Supplies Remain Ample

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WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 – Energy and metal commodity prices are expected to continue to fall in 2020 following sharp declines in 2019 on a weaker outlook for global growth and consequent softer demand, the World Bank said in its October Commodity Markets Outlook.

“Slowing demand for commodities presents a challenge for exporters and an opportunity for importers,” said Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, World Bank Group Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions. “As both of them switch from using one commodity to another due to price fluctuation and technological advance, it will be important that these resources be produced and consumed in an environmentally sustainable way.”

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World Bank Raises 2016 Oil Price Forecast, Revises Down Agriculture Price Projections

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WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016— Amid improving market sentiment and a weakening dollar, the World Bank is raising its 2016 forecast for crude oil prices to $41 per barrel from $37 per barrel in its latest Commodity Markets Outlook, as an oversupply in markets is expected to recede.

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