Commodity prices mostly rose in October, with energy commodities rising 1,3% and non-energy commodities rising 1,2%.
The nascent collaborative robot market is set to grow by more than 60 percent this year according to an upcoming research report from Interact Analysis. The industry was worth less than $400m last year but is set to grow to nearly $600m in 2018.
Globally, computer accessories exports by country totaled US$124 billion in 2017.
Commodity prices in the third quarter of 2018 were buffeted by geopolitical and macroeconomic events. Energy prices gained 3 percent in 2018 Q3 (q/q), partly in response to the impending re-imposition of sanctions on Iran by the United States along with continuing declines in production in Venezuela.
Researchers have cracked the chemical mechanism that will enable development of a new and more efficient photo-chemical process to produce hydrogen fuel from water, according to a new article.
Global purchases of imported cotton in 2017 totaled US$49.9 billion.
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