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Nickel exports by country totaled US$4.6 billion in 2019, accelerating by 61.5% for all nickel ores shippers over the five-year period starting in 2015. Globally, the value of exported nickel spiked by an average 61.1% from 2018 to 2019.
Commodity prices rose in October, with energy commodities rising 0,5% and non-energy commodities rising 1,5%.
Commodity prices were mixed in September, with energy prices falling 5,1% and non-energy commodities rising 2,4%.
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Worldwide sales from electronic circuit component exports by country totaled US$ 720.5 billion in 2019.
Overall, the value of electronic circuit component exports increased by an average 41.9% for all exporting countries since 2015 when electronic circuit component shipments were valued at $507.7 billion. The year-over-year uptick was 1.8% from 2018 to 2019.
Both energy and non-energy commodity prices continued to surge in August, rising 5,3% and 4%, respectively.