Crude oil

Crude oil increased to 104.35 USD/BBL in April from 101.57 USD/BBL in March of 2014. Crude oil averaged 38.74 from 1946 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 145.31 in July of 2008 and a record low of 1.17 in February of 1946. Crude oil is the world's most actively traded commodity, and the NYMEX Division light, sweet crude oil futures contract is the world's most liquid forum for crude oil trading, as well as the world's largest-volume futures contract trading on a physical commodity. Because of its excellent liquidity and price transparency, the contract is used as a principal international pricing benchmark. The contract trades in units of 1,000 barrels, and the delivery point is Cushing, Oklahoma, which is also accessible to the international spot markets via pipelines. This page provides - Crude oil - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
104.35 101.57 145.31 1.17 100.37 | 2014/05 1946 - 2014 USD/BBL Daily

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Crude oil
LIST BY COUNTRY


Energy Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Crude oil CL1 104.35 104.33 0.02 0.02 % 0.62 % 4.31 % 16.97 % [+]
Brent crude oil COG1 109.96 109.21 0.75 0.69 % 0.05 % 2.55 % 10.60 % [+]
Ethanol DL1 2.83 3.30 -0.47 -14.24 % 0.00 % -29.60 % 8.43 % [+]
Heating oil HO1 2.92 2.89 0.03 1.04 % 0.00 % 1.04 % 3.55 % [+]
Natural gas NG1 4.77 4.57 0.20 4.38 % 3.25 % 8.16 % 11.71 % [+]
Gasoline XB1 2.97 2.85 0.12 4.21 % 0.00 % 3.85 % 7.22 % [+]

Metals Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Aluminum AL1 1,829.50 1,839.00 -9.50 -0.52 % -0.52 % 8.41 % -2.06 % [+]
Coal Coal 74.25 74.75 -0.50 -0.67 % 0.00 % -0.34 % -15.77 % [+]
Cobalt Cobalt 29,500.00 29,750.00 -250.00 -0.84 % 0.00 % -3.28 % 7.76 % [+]
Gold GC1 1,286.63 1,298.90 -12.27 -0.94 % -1.01 % -1.91 % -8.74 % [+]
Copper HG1 6,662.50 6,627.00 35.50 0.54 % 0.54 % 2.88 % -2.62 % [+]
Lead Lead 2,122.75 2,120.50 2.25 0.11 % 0.11 % 3.93 % 6.43 % [+]
Molybden Molybden 28,000.00 27,000.00 1,000.00 3.70 % 0.00 % 27.27 % 16.67 % [+]
Nickel Nickel 17,877.00 17,807.00 70.00 0.39 % 0.39 % 11.19 % 18.72 % [+]
Palladium Palladium 801.00 800.00 1.00 0.13 % 0.13 % 1.07 % 19.55 % [+]
Platinum PL1 1,437.00 1,442.00 -5.00 -0.35 % -0.35 % 0.28 % 1.41 % [+]
Silver SI1 1,962.00 1,960.00 2.00 0.10 % 0.10 % -2.87 % -14.73 % [+]
Steel Steel 405.00 395.00 10.00 2.53 % 0.00 % 0.00 % 131.43 % [+]
Tin Tin 23,482.00 23,528.00 -46.00 -0.20 % -0.20 % 2.40 % 14.53 % [+]
Zinc Zinc 2,049.00 2,053.25 -4.25 -0.21 % -0.21 % 5.96 % 11.19 % [+]

Agricultural Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Beef Beef 7.77 7.76 0.01 0.13 % 0.00 % -4.43 % 19.17 % [+]
Corn C A 476.00 478.50 -2.50 -0.52 % -0.52 % 1.71 % -25.80 % [+]
Cocoa CC1 3,049.15 3,049.36 -0.21 -0.01 % -0.01 % 0.65 % 30.72 % [+]
Cotton CT1 87.34 86.79 0.55 0.63 % 0.63 % 0.24 % 7.36 % [+]
Coffee KC1 182.22 190.69 -8.47 -4.44 % -4.44 % 9.80 % 33.47 % [+]
Oat Oat 456.50 457.50 -1.00 -0.22 % -0.22 % 1.56 % 6.29 % [+]
Rice RR1 15.19 15.36 -0.17 -1.11 % -1.24 % -2.13 % 0.86 % [+]
Rubber Rubber 564.00 589.00 -25.00 -4.24 % -4.57 % -11.25 % -22.58 % [+]
Soybeans S A 1,512.00 1,519.50 -7.50 -0.49 % -0.49 % 6.37 % 5.81 % [+]
Sugar SB1 17.65 17.38 0.27 1.55 % 1.55 % 2.44 % -2.11 % [+]
Wheat W A 614.50 611.00 3.50 0.57 % 0.57 % -7.45 % -7.49 % [+]
Wool Wool 1,048.00 1,043.00 5.00 0.48 % 0.00 % 1.26 % 4.07 % [+]


Commodity | Notes
Commodity futures are standardized contracts for the purchase and sale of physical commodities for future delivery on a regulated commodity futures exchange. The commodity futures contract price is determined by the equilibrium between supply and demand among competing buy and sell orders on the exchange at the time of the purchase or sale of the contract. Unlike options, a futures contract gives the holder the obligation to make or take delivery under the terms of the contract. An option grants the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to establish a position previously held by the seller of the option.