What has commodities prices been trending?
And what can you expect next week?
The commodity price index (CPI) is a measure of the global market for commodities.
The index has been trending upwards over the past two months, rising by 6.8 per cent in December and by 9.5 per cent the following month.
This week, the index fell to a five-month low.
It is also falling against a backdrop of lower commodity prices.
Why commodity prices are sliding?
The main reason for the sharp fall in commodity prices over the last two months has been a sharp drop in supply.
Since the beginning of the year, the global demand for oil has been in decline, partly due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen and the global recession.
Oil prices have also been affected by the low price of oil in China.
The global supply of oil is falling in tandem with the fall in oil prices, with the world oil production falling from a peak of almost 5.4 million barrels a day in April 2017 to around 1.2 million barrels per day in March 2018.
The fall in global demand has also seen a rise in global oil inventories, with some estimates putting the number of crude oil tanks at around 9.7 million barrels in March and as much as 10.4 billion barrels by the end of the month.
However, the impact of the war in Yemen is yet to be fully reflected in the price of crude.
This has had an impact on supply of various commodities.
In the first nine months of 2017, oil prices rose from $US4.73 a barrel to $US10.21 a barrel.
This rose to $5.73 in April and was expected to rise further.
The price of gas has been on a steady decline since June 2017, falling from $2.20 a litre to $1.30 in July.
On a global scale, the fall of oil prices has led to an increase in the cost of commodities.
It means the prices of commodities are falling.
For example, the cost for a barrel of oil has fallen by nearly 30 per cent this year compared to a year ago, the lowest in almost 30 years.
This is a very big drop in the barrel of crude that has been sitting there, waiting for the world to come along and give it some relief.
And that is exactly what is happening right now.
The prices of oil are falling, because oil is going to be cheaper.
That is what is pushing the price down.
But what is the world going to do?
This is a big question, because the world is still looking at the world in terms of the economic situation and its impact on people, on their families and on their economy.
The world is looking at oil as a source of energy, as a commodity, and as a form of economic growth.
Oil prices are also being affected by what we have seen in the world over the course of the past few months.
We have seen a sharp fall, the largest in over a decade, in oil supplies.
This is because the price has fallen.
The US oil industry has been hit by the drop in global supply, with global supply down by more than half in the last 12 months.
It has also been the largest decline in the global supply over the same period.
There has been another big impact on the global economy.
During the past decade, global demand and supply have been in free fall, and that has led us to a global recession in the developed world.
We are still in the process of recovering from the recession, but it has led countries in the developing world to do much of the heavy lifting and they are doing a lot of the rebuilding.
And there is a lot more rebuilding to be done.
The Chinese economy is now in a much better state than it was in 2009.
It looks like the world economy is heading back to growth, and this is a huge factor in the prices that are falling across the world.
But the biggest impact is going on the Asian market.
The Asian market has been one of the most volatile in the past 15 years.
It started off with a crash in 2008, then it continued to grow for several years before it went into a tailspin in the early part of this year.
The drop in prices across Asia is one of our biggest worries.
The question is, are we going to see more of the same, or is the Chinese economy going to start to pick up and it could lead to another sharp drop?
The key question is what the Asian markets are going to look like over the next few years.
What are they going to buy?
Will they be buying more or less than what they need to survive?
The answer to this is not clear at the moment.
The fact is that China is an economy that is built on the back of its population.
It relies heavily on exports of its commodities.
If the Chinese government were to