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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.
17. June 2020

Price increase on crude oil markets

• HWWI commodity price index increases by 21.7 % (US dollar base)
• Crude oil prices rise by 39.9 %
• Slight decline of 1.8 % in prices on the markets for food and beverages

Press release
20. May 2020

Negative price for WTI-crude oil for the first time

• HWWI commodity price index fell by 22.9 % (US dollar base)
• Crude oil prices fell by 31.6 %
• 7.2 % decline in prices on the markets for industrial raw materials

Press release
16. April 2020

Price collapse on the raw material markets in March

• HWWI commodity price index fell by 29.2 % (US dollar base)
• 38.6 % decrease in crude oil prices
• Price decline of 2.1 % on the markets for industrial raw materials

Press release
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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