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 – 21 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 20-Jan A$/US$ 0.77 0.77 0% 0.67 14%
Wheat – US no. 2 hard red winter wheat, fob Gulf 20-Jan US$/t 297 279 6% 234 27%
Corn – US no. 2 yellow corn, fob Gulf 20-Jan US$/t 236 228 3% 172 37%
Canola – Rapeseed, Canada, fob Vancouver 20-Jan US$/t 492 489 1% 370 33%
Cotton – Cotlook 'A' Index 20-Jan USc/lb 87 86 1% 79 11%
Sugar – Intercontinental Exchange, nearby futures, no.11 contract 20-Jan USc/lb 16 16 3% 15 12%
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 20-Jan A$/t 355 347 2% 386 -8%
Feed Wheat – ASW, Port Adelaide, SA 20-Jan A$/t 351 341 3% 385 -9%
Feed Barley – Port Adelaide, SA 20-Jan A$/t 294 278 6% 332 -12%
Canola – Kwinana, WA 20-Jan A$/t 676 684 -1% 663 2%
Grain Sorghum – Brisbane, QLD 20-Jan A$/t 366 352 4% 513 -29%

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 20-Jan US$/t 3,380 3,306 2% 2,667 27%
Dairy – Skim milk powder 20-Jan US$/t 3,243 3,044 7% 1,970 65%
Dairy – Cheddar cheese 20-Jan US$/t 4,082 4,078 0% 3,184 28%
Dairy – Anhydrous milk fat 20-Jan US$/t 5,398 4,604 17% 4,755 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: 21 January 2021
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