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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.
15. June 2022

No further increase in commodity prices in May

• HWWI overall index fell by 2.7% (US dollar basis)
• Crude oil prices increased by 5.8%
• Natural gas prices fell by 20.3%
• Overall level remains high (76.1% above May 2021)

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5. April 2022

War in Ukraine drives commodity prices

• HWWI overall index increased by 32% (US dollar basis)
• Crude oil prices increased by 18.6%
• Natural gas prices increased by 60.1%

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11. January 2022

Natural gas prices rise sharply again

• HWWI overall index rose by 5.3% (US dollar basis)
• Crude oil prices fell by 7.9%
• Natural gas prices rose by 22.3%

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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