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 – 26 November 2020

Indicator Week ended Unit Latest price Price week prior Weekly change Price 12 months prior Year on year change

Selected World Indicator Prices

AUD/USD Exchange rate 25-Nov US$/A$ 0.73 0.73 0% 0.68 7%
Wheat – US no. 2 hard red winter wheat, fob Gulf 25-Nov US$/t 268 276 -3% 218 23%
Coarse Grains – US no. 2 yellow corn, fob Gulf 25-Nov US$/t 194 192 1% 166 17%
Canola – Rapeseed, Canada, fob Vancouver 25-Nov US$/t 443 404 10% 364 22%
Cotton – Cotlook 'A' Index 25-Nov USc/lb 73 77 -5% 74 -1%
Sugar – Intercontinental Exchange, nearby futures, no.11 contract 25-Nov USc/lb 15 15 1% 13 21%
Wool – Eastern Market Indicator 18-Nov Ac/kg clean 1,159 1,189 -3% 1,543 -25%
Wool – Western Market Indicator 18-Nov Ac/kg clean 1,212 1,241 -2% 1,383 -12%

Selected Australian grain export prices

Milling Wheat – APW, Port Adelaide, SA 25-Nov A$/t 350 351 0% 357 -2%
Feed Wheat – ASW, Port Adelaide, SA 25-Nov A$/t 329 331 0% 351 -6%
Feed Barley – Port Adelaide, SA 25-Nov A$/t 291 294 -1% 309 -6%
Canola – Kwinana, WA 25-Nov A$/t 686 687 0% 651 5%
Grain Sorghum – Brisbane, QLD 25-Nov A$/t 328 329 0% 460 -29%

Selected domestic livestock indicator prices

Beef – Eastern Young Cattle Indicator 11-Nov Ac/kg cwt 829 823 1% 531 56%
Mutton – Mutton indicator (18–24 kg fat score 2–3), Vic 25-Nov Ac/kg cwt 644 647 0% 565 14%
Lamb – Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator 11-Nov Ac/kg cwt 771 761 1% 923 -16%
Pig – Eastern Seaboard (60.1–75 kg), average of buyers & sellers 04-Nov Ac/kg cwt 357 347 3% 386 -7%
Goat – Eastern States (12.1–16 kg) 11-Nov Ac/kg cwt 818 818 0% 870 -6%
Live cattle – Light steers ex Darwin to Indonesia 11-Nov Ac/kg lwt 355 355 0% 315 13%
Live sheep – Live wether (Muchea WA saleyard) to Middle East 11-Dec $/head 105 140 -25% N/A N/A

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) weighted average prices a

Dairy – Whole milk powder 18-Nov US$/t 3,037 2,985 2% 2,753 10%
Dairy – Skim milk powder 18-Nov US$/t 2,799 2,722 3% 1,982 41%
Dairy – Cheddar cheese 18-Nov US$/t 3,641 3,786 -4% 3,468 5%
Dairy – Anhydrous milk fat 18-Nov US$/t 4,175 4,002 4% 5,069 -18%

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: 26 November 2020
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