The global financial turmoil seen during 2008, and the subsequent slowdown in economic growth, has had a dramatic impact on commodity prices.
Below you can see how the prices of some of the main commodities have fared in the past few months (graphs update automatically).
BRENT CRUDE OIL FUTURE $/BARREL: JAN - DEC 2009
WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE CRUDE OIL FUTURE $/BARREL: JAN - DEC 2009
FOREX GOLD INDEX $/OZ: JAN - DEC 2009
SILVER INDEX $/OZ: JAN - DEC 2009
COPPER 3MO OFFICIAL CONFIRMED $/M TONNE: JAN - DEC 2009
DOW JONES UBS COMMODITY INDEX: JAN - DEC 2009