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 – 14 January 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 13-Jan A$/US$ 0.77 0.77 -1% 0.69 12%
Wheat – US no. 2 hard red winter wheat, fob Gulf 13-Jan US$/t 279 281 -1% 237 18%
Corn – US no. 2 yellow corn, fob Gulf 13-Jan US$/t 228 223 2% 173 32%
Canola – Rapeseed, Canada, fob Vancouver 13-Jan US$/t 489 536 -9% 386 26%
Cotton – Cotlook 'A' Index 13-Jan USc/lb 86 86 1% 79 9%
Sugar – Intercontinental Exchange, nearby futures, no.11 contract 13-Jan USc/lb 16 16 0% 14 10%
Wool – Eastern Market Indicator 09-Dec Ac/kg clean 1,198 1,144 5% 1,594 -25%
Wool – Western Market Indicator 09-Dec Ac/kg clean 1,244 1,198 4% 1,702 -27%

Selected Australian grain export prices

Milling Wheat – APW, Port Adelaide, SA 13-Jan A$/t 347 345 0% 383 -9%
Feed Wheat – ASW, Port Adelaide, SA 13-Jan A$/t 341 340 0% 378 -10%
Feed Barley – Port Adelaide, SA 13-Jan A$/t 278 275 1% 332 -16%
Canola – Kwinana, WA 13-Jan A$/t 684 672 2% 663 3%
Grain Sorghum – Brisbane, QLD 13-Jan A$/t 352 350 1% 511 -31%

Selected domestic livestock indicator prices

Beef – Eastern Young Cattle Indicator 16-Dec Ac/kg cwt 799 790 1% 473 69%
Mutton – Mutton indicator (18–24 kg fat score 2–3), Vic 09-Dec Ac/kg cwt 612 637 -4% 583 5%
Lamb – Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator 09-Dec Ac/kg cwt 770 758 2% 812 -5%
Pig – Eastern Seaboard (60.1–75 kg), average of buyers & sellers 02-Dec Ac/kg cwt 376 367 2% 400 -6%
Goat – Eastern States (12.1–16 kg) 09-Dec Ac/kg cwt 818 818 0% 852 -4%
Live cattle – Light steers ex Darwin to Indonesia 09-Dec Ac/kg lwt 355 355 0% 315 13%
Live sheep – Live wether (Muchea WA saleyard) to Middle East 18-Nov $/head 118 108 9% N/A N/A

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) weighted average prices a

Dairy – Whole milk powder 06-Jan US$/t 3,306 3,210 3% 2,599 27%
Dairy – Skim milk powder 06-Jan US$/t 3,044 2,930 4% 1,965 55%
Dairy – Cheddar cheese 06-Jan US$/t 4,078 3,893 5% 3,252 25%
Dairy – Anhydrous milk fat 06-Jan US$/t 4,604 4,360 6% 4,577 1%

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: 14 January 2021
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