The Graph Below Shows the Average Monthly Change in the Prices of Three Metals During 2014
The graph below shows the average monthly change in the prices of three metals during 2014.
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Average monthly change in prices of copper, nickel and zinc (2014)
The line graph depicts the average monthly price fluctuations of three metals during 2014, compared to the preceding months.
Overall, prices for all three metals increased throughout most months of the year, with nickel showing the greatest price changes compared to the other two.
Nickel prices experienced the most significant fluctuations in January and February, rising by 6% and 4%, respectively. The following three months also saw growth in nickel prices, ranging from 0.5% to 1%. After a drop of 1% to 3% from June to October, they began to climb again, increasing by 1% in November and December.
Zinc prices, like nickel, declined only from June to October, by no more than 1%. However, the most substantial zinc price hikes occurred in February, March, and December, rising by 3%, 2%, and 2%, respectively.
On the other hand, copper prices remained relatively stable compared to the other two metals. They showed an increase of no greater than 2% throughout the year, except for a minor fall of around 0.5% from May to June. (176 Words)