The Baltic Dry Index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, kicked off August on a positive note underpinned by higher capesize and panamax demand. Metals and steel demand from the construction and manufacturing industry in China, the world's top metals consumer, has strengthened, as infrastructure investment has accelerated on the recent uptick in industrial activity. Still, a rise in new Covid-19 cases worldwide threatens to disrupt global supply chains once again.

Historically, Baltic Exchange Dry Index reached an all time high of 11793 in May of 2008. Baltic Exchange Dry Index - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Baltic Exchange

Baltic Exchange Dry Index is expected to trade at 1247.40 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 984.02 in 12 months time.

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Baltic Exchange Dry Index


Baltic Exchange Dry Index
The Baltic Dry Index is reported daily by the Baltic Exchange in London. The index provides a benchmark for the price of moving the major raw materials by sea. The index, tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels that ferry dry bulk commodities. The Baltic Dry Index is not restricted to Baltic Sea countries or to a few commodities like crude oil. Instead, the Baltic Dry Index takes into account 23 different shipping routes carrying coal, iron ore, grains and many other commodities.
Energy Price Day Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
40.6800 0.32 -0.78% -0.88% 0.12% -25.62% Aug/04
Brent
USD/Bbl
43.7900 0.36 -0.82% 1.32% 1.60% -26.78% Aug/04
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
2.1110 0.03 -1.54% 13.68% 14.29% 1.98% Aug/04
Gasoline
USD/Gal
1.2029 0.00 -0.08% -4.12% -3.34% -29.98% Aug/04
Heating oil
USD/Gal
1.2338 0.00 0.05% -0.58% -0.97% -32.78% Aug/04
Ethanol
USD/Gal
1.0700 0.10 -8.63% 0.94% -20.74% -25.95% Aug/03
Naphtha
USD/T
364.95 15.90 -4.17% -5.24% -3.23% -20.37% Aug/03
Propane
USD/Gal
0.50 0.01 1.98% 1.41% 5.95% 20.62% Aug/03
Uranium
USD/Lbs
32.3000 0.95 3.03% -1.82% 2.87% 27.42% Aug/03

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,975.80 2.05 0.10% 0.86% 10.78% 35.00% Aug/04
Silver
USD/t.oz
24.319 0.10 0.41% -1.02% 33.55% 48.38% Aug/04
Platinum
USD/t.oz
917.89 1.56 0.17% -3.19% 12.87% 7.61% Aug/04

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
891.7500 5.25 -0.59% -0.56% -0.64% 4.88% Aug/04
Wheat
USd/Bu
517.7500 2.50 -0.48% -1.10% 5.88% 4.70% Aug/04
Palm Oil
MYR/T
2,536.00 0.00 0.00% 3.55% 4.28% 6.60% Aug/04
Cheese
USD/Lbs
2.5880 0.00 0.00% 0.39% 5.46% 42.51% Aug/03
Milk
USD/CWT
24.53 0.02 -0.08% 0.49% 5.51% 40.65% Aug/03
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,134.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 1.61% -35.35% Aug/03
Rice
USD/cwt
11.5900 0.01 -0.04% -1.82% -27.29% 1.40% Aug/03
Tea
USD/Kgs
2.39 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 3.02% -14.03% Aug/03
Sugar
USd/Lbs
12.72 0.08 0.63% 4.95% 6.62% 7.61% Aug/03
Cocoa
USD/T
2,469.00 69.00 2.88% 8.01% 12.89% 6.98% Aug/03
Coffee
USd/Lbs
117.90 1.05 -0.88% 6.79% 21.30% 23.26% Aug/03
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
123.00 0.10 0.08% 1.07% -3.11% 24.87% Aug/03
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
596.20 10.40 1.78% 4.98% 29.58% 66.54% Aug/03
Rubber
JPY/Kg
162.60 1.00 -0.61% 2.26% 14.51% -15.66% Aug/04
Canola
CAD/T
492.20 0.70 0.14% 0.94% 6.44% 9.87% Aug/04
Cotton
USd/Lbs
63.25 0.28 -0.44% 4.39% 0.29% 9.22% Aug/04
Oat
USd/Bu
277.5000 0.75 0.27% -2.80% -18.26% 4.42% Aug/04
Corn
USd/BU
315.7500 1.25 -0.39% -1.41% -9.01% -22.09% Aug/04

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
15.27 0.04 0.26% 5.46% 4.88% 45.71% Aug/03
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
4.84 0.02 -0.41% -1.22% -0.62% 2.98% Aug/03
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
145.2750 0.75 0.52% 4.33% 6.74% 3.38% Aug/03
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
102.9250 0.25 0.24% 2.46% 2.72% -4.52% Aug/03
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
50.1000 1.85 -3.56% -8.33% 11.21% -35.65% Aug/03

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
2.8950 0.01 -0.41% -0.14% 4.19% 14.11% Aug/04
Lithium
CNY/T
39,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -3.70% -40.91% Aug/04
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,696.00 22.00 0.82% 1.05% -4.06% -18.45% Aug/03
Steel
CNY/T
3,780.00 120.00 3.28% -0.13% 3.00% -4.30% Aug/03
Cobalt
USD/T
30,500.00 1,200.00 4.10% 7.02% 7.02% 17.31% Aug/03
Lead
USD/T
1,849.04 12.71 -0.68% 0.62% 3.70% -5.71% Aug/03
Nickel
USD/T
13,897.00 159.00 1.16% 1.66% 4.62% -6.59% Aug/03
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
19.38 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -28.88% Aug/03
Iron Ore
USD/T
111.50 2.00 1.83% 2.77% 9.31% 6.19% Aug/03
Coal
USD/T
57.42 4.35 8.20% 8.75% 4.44% -22.35% Aug/03
Aluminum
USD/T
1,744.50 0.75 -0.04% 3.69% 6.73% -1.05% Aug/04
Tin
USD/T
17,790.00 67.50 -0.38% -1.21% 4.14% 5.24% Aug/04
Zinc
USD/T
2,305.25 3.25 -0.14% 3.18% 11.74% -0.25% Aug/04
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,089.79 5.50 0.26% -8.48% 7.76% 47.74% Aug/04
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
8,900.00 0.00 0.00% 2.59% 9.20% 144.17% Aug/03
Manganese
CNY/T
33.75 0.00 0.00% -2.17% -7.53% -11.76% Aug/03
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,383.33 83.33 6.41% 9.21% 10.08% -17.50% Aug/03
Neodymium
CNY/T
402,500.00 2,500.00 0.63% 2.55% 4.55% 5.23% Aug/03
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
114.2100 5.31 4.88% 6.28% 12.48% 13.82% Aug/03

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly Yearly Date
Baltic Dry
Index Points
1,385.00 35.00 2.59% 7.12% -29.19% -21.93% Aug/03
CRB Index
Index Points
155.89 3.27 2.14% 2.05% 4.18% -13.50% Aug/03
LME Index
Index Points
2,907.40 34.70 1.21% 1.57% 6.57% 6.69% Aug/03
S&P GSCI
Index Points
1,738.12 24.66 1.44% 0.63% 2.52% -26.71% Aug/03