Weekly commodity price update

Commodity price charts

World market indicators

World market indicators

Charts of selected world agricultural market indicator prices.

Australian market indicators

Australian market indicators

Charts of selected Australian agricultural market indicator prices.

Australian horticulture prices

Australian horticulture prices

Charts of movements in Australian wholesale horticultural prices.


Weekly price movements

Current indicators – 16 September 2021

Indicator Week ended Unit Latest price Previous week Weekly change Price 12 months ago Annual change

Selected world indicator prices

AUD/USD Exchange rate 15-Sep A$/US$ 0.73 0.74 -1% 0.72 3%
Wheat – US no. 2 hard red winter wheat, fob Gulf 15-Sep US$/t 328 332 -1% 250 31%
Corn – US no. 2 yellow corn, fob Gulf 15-Sep US$/t 254 266 -4% 169 50%
Canola – Rapeseed, Canada, fob Vancouver 15-Sep US$/t 758 782 -3% 403 88%
Cotton – Cotlook 'A' Index 15-Sep USc/lb 103 103 0% 71 45%
Sugar – Intercontinental Exchange, nearby futures, no.11 contract 15-Sep USc/lb 19.7 19.6 0% 13 47%
Wool – Eastern Market Indicator 15-Sep Ac/kg clean 1,352 1,361 -1% 1,134 19%
Wool – Western Market Indicator 15-Sep Ac/kg clean 1,392 1,386 0% 1,237 13%

Selected Australian grain export prices

Milling Wheat – APW, Port Adelaide, SA 15-Sep A$/t 417 415 1% 344 21%
Feed Wheat – ASW, Port Adelaide, SA 15-Sep A$/t 416 407 2% 330 26%
Feed Barley – Port Adelaide, SA 15-Sep A$/t 343 344 0% 282 22%
Canola – Kwinana, WA 15-Sep A$/t 845 837 1% 664 27%
Grain Sorghum – Brisbane, QLD 15-Sep A$/t 365 364 0% 352 4%

Selected domestic livestock indicator prices

Beef – Eastern Young Cattle Indicator 15-Sep Ac/kg cwt 1,026 1,006 2% 729 41%
Mutton – Mutton indicator (18–24 kg fat score 2–3), Vic 15-Sep Ac/kg cwt 622 690 -10% 518 20%
Lamb – Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator 15-Sep Ac/kg cwt 940 927 1% 703 34%
Pig – Eastern Seaboard (60.1–75 kg), average of buyers & sellers 25-Aug Ac/kg cwt 318 318 0% 289 10%
Goats – Eastern States (12.1–16 kg) 15-Sep Ac/kg cwt 887 895 -1% 773 15%
Live cattle – Light steers ex Darwin to Indonesia 17-Feb Ac/kg lwt 355 355 0% 360 -1%
Live sheep – Live wethers (Muchea WA saleyard) to Middle East 19-May $/head 145 145 0% N/A N/A

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) weighted average prices a

Dairy – Whole milk powder 08-Sep US$/t 3,691 3,552 4% 3,074 20%
Dairy – Skim milk powder 08-Sep US$/t 3,274 3,052 7% 2,505 31%
Dairy – Cheddar cheese 08-Sep US$/t 4,328 4,184 3% 3,838 13%
Dairy – Anhydrous milk fat 08-Sep US$/t 5,970 5,791 3% 5,246 14%

a Global Dairy Trade prices are updated twice monthly on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Note: Prices shown in this table are updated once a week on Thursday, except Global Dairy Trade prices which are updated twice monthly following the first and third Tuesday of each month.
Sources: See data attribution

Other resources

Updates and commentary on commodity price movements are also available from the NSW DPI Weekly Commodity Report.

Last reviewed: 16 September 2021
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