Energy commodity prices rose 2,1 % in December, while non-energy prices eased 0,4 percent.
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function. Being highly stretchable, these flexible power sources are promising next-generation 'fabric' energy storage devices that could be integrated into wearable electronics.
Global sales from aircraft parts exports by country amounted to US$84.4 billion in 2016.
Energy commodity prices surged 7,7 % in November, while non-energy prices rose 0,2 percent.
Scientists have come up with a way to massively speed up the ordering process for self-assembling materials. The resulting ultra-small, well-ordered patterns could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices.
Global sales from industrial robots exports by country amounted to US$4.5 billion in 2016.
Prices of industrial commodities continued to strengthen in the third quarter (q/q), while most agricultural prices remained broadly stable. In the oil market, inventories continue to fall amid strong demand, OPEC production restraint, and stabilizing U.S. shale oil production.