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Press releases

In the following, you will find the latest press releases on the development of the HWWI commodity price index in recent months.
6. February 2023

HWWI Raw Materials Price Index falls significantly in January

• HWWI Raw Materials Price Index declines 19.7% (US dollar basis)
• Sub-index for natural gas falls by 47.6%
• Sub-index for coal falls by 12.0%

Press release
18. January 2023

HWWI Commodity Price Index increased slightly in December

• Energy raw material price index rises slightly by 2.8% (US dollar basis)
• Industrial raw material price index rises by 3.2%
• Food and beverage price index decreases by 1.0%

Press release
13. December 2022

HWWI Commodity Price Index: Lower volatility, slight downward trend continues

• HWWI overall index declines by 1.3% (US dollar basis)
• Energy raw material price index declines by 1.5%
• Industrial raw material price index rises slightly by 0.9%

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Elzbieta Hagemann

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Media response

HWWI researchers are regularly interviewed by the national and international press on resource economics topics. The development of the HWWI commodity price index is also subject to media coverage.

ARD, plusminus: Northeast Passage: Race for arctic resources

EXTERNAL PRESS ARTICLE | BY ANDRÉ WOLF

Climate change is changing the Arctic and enabling the exploitation of Arctic resources.

Author: Beatrix Bursig

Article
20. November 2019

taz: “Markets are currently well supplied“

taz-INTERVIEW | WITH KATRIN KNAUF

The price of crude oil has risen. No problem, says economist Katrin Knauf, as long as the conflict does not intensify. The extraction of oil reserves is beneficial to the environment.

Article
17. September 2019

Recycling Magazin: HWWI raw materials became significantly cheaper

EXTERNAL PRESS ARTICLE | BY KATRIN KNAUF

In August, the HWWI commodity price index fell on average by 6.1 % (in euro: -5.3 %) compared to the previous month.

Article
17. September 2019