Bank of Japan’s Oct. Overseas Commodity Index

Following is the table for the Bank of Japan’s Oct. Overseas Commodity Index released by the central bank in Tokyo.

The OCI is designed to show general movements of major overseas commodity prices and is considered a leading indicator of Japan’s import prices according to the Bank of Japan.

The index is a weighted average of sixteen goods in overseas commodity markets.

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                 Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April   March
                 2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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Index           193.1   185.9   205.2   208.3   202.1   206.7   222.7   209.0
MoM % Change     3.9%   -9.4%   -1.5%    3.1%   -2.2%   -7.2%    6.6%    0.2%
YoY % Change    20.8%   19.5%   40.9%   41.4%   41.5%   42.6%   34.9%   35.6%
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NOTE: 2005 average=100 Index weightings: crude oil 66%, copper 6.8%, aluminum 4.6%, nickel 2.5%, molybdenum 1.8%, platinum 1.4%, gold 0.9%, rhodium 0.5%, cotton 0.2%, lumber 1.2%, natural rubber 2.1%, corn 2.1%, soybeans 1.7%, wheat 1.0%, coffee 1.8%, live hog 3.7%, live cattle 1.7%

SOURCE: Bank of Japan http://www.boj.or.jp/en/

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