Lloyds Bank

Commodity prices treble in ten years

17 September 2011

Commodity prices have trebled over the last ten years, according to the Lloyds TSB Private Banking Commodities Monitor. Commodity prices have risen by 232%1 since 2001 – equivalent to an average annual return of 13%. This is three times the average annual returns from UK equities2 (4%) and greater than the return from UK residential property3 (9% per annum) over the same period.

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