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 – 08 April 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 07-Apr A$/US$ 0.76 0.76 1% 0.64 20%
Wheat – US no. 2 hard red winter wheat, fob Gulf 07-Apr US$/t 257 260 -1% 232 11%
Corn – US no. 2 yellow corn, fob Gulf 07-Apr US$/t 246 246 0% 148 66%
Canola – Rapeseed, Canada, fob Vancouver 07-Apr US$/t 598 641 -7% 350 71%
Cotton – Cotlook 'A' Index 07-Apr USc/lb 85 87 -2% 64 34%
Sugar – Intercontinental Exchange, nearby futures, no.11 contract 07-Apr USc/lb 15 15 0% 10 43%
Wool – Eastern Market Indicator 31-Mar Ac/kg clean 1,300 1,285 1% 1,581 -18%
Wool – Western Market Indicator 31-Mar Ac/kg clean 1,346 1,346 0% 1,687 -20%

Selected Australian grain export prices

Milling Wheat – APW, Port Adelaide, SA 07-Apr A$/t 346 348 -1% 434 -20%
Feed Wheat – ASW, Port Adelaide, SA 07-Apr A$/t 344 346 -1% 434 -21%
Feed Barley – Port Adelaide, SA 07-Apr A$/t 293 296 -1% 345 -15%
Canola – Kwinana, WA 07-Apr A$/t 662 660 0% 656 1%
Grain Sorghum – Brisbane, QLD 07-Apr A$/t 360 359 0% 473 -24%

Selected domestic livestock indicator prices

Beef – Eastern Young Cattle Indicator 07-Apr Ac/kg cwt 880 890 -1% 505 74%
Mutton – Mutton indicator (18–24 kg fat score 2–3), Vic 31-Mar Ac/kg cwt 702 671 5% 701 0%
Lamb – Eastern States Trade Lamb Indicator 24-Mar Ac/kg cwt 855 808 6% 759 13%
Pig – Eastern Seaboard (60.1–75 kg), average of buyers & sellers 24-Mar Ac/kg cwt 338 347 -3% 409 -17%
Goats – Eastern States (12.1–16 kg) 10-Mar Ac/kg cwt 815 813 0% 893 -9%
Live cattle – Light steers ex Darwin to Indonesia 03-Feb Ac/kg lwt 355 355 0% 335 6%
Live sheep – Live wethers (Muchea WA saleyard) to Middle East 13-May $/head 135 110 23% N/A N/A

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) weighted average prices a

Dairy – Whole milk powder 07-Apr US$/t 4,085 4,083 0% 3,022 35%
Dairy – Skim milk powder 07-Apr US$/t 3,367 3,350 1% 2,580 31%
Dairy – Cheddar cheese 07-Apr US$/t 4,393 4,250 3% 3,667 20%
Dairy – Anhydrous milk fat 07-Apr US$/t 6,209 6,155 1% 5,620 10%

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: 8 April 2021
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