Commodities at Eight Month Low on Slowing Economies

Commodities dropped to an eight-month low as signs of abundant supplies and slowing economic growth curbed demand for raw materials.

The Bloomberg Commodity Index of 22 raw materials fell 0.3 percent by 3:24 p.m. in London after earlier declining 0.4 percent to 122.9665, the lowest since Jan. 10. The gauge declined 2.1 percent this year. Brent oil traded below $100 a barrel for a third day.

Commodities are heading for a fourth annual decline as rallying stock markets and a strengthening dollar curbed demand for an alternative investment. Oil prices are set to drop next year as U.S. crude output reaches a 45-year high, the Energy Information Administration said yesterday. The U.S. corn crop is a record high, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast.

Bloomberg

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