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August 25, 2015
Base & Precious Metals

Commodity Forecasts
Copper Alum-
inum
Zinc Nickel Gold Silver
US$/lb US$/oz
2002 0.71 0.61 0.35 3.08 310 4.60
2003 0.81 0.65 0.38 4.37 364 4.88
2004 1.30 0.78 0.48 6.27 409 6.65
2005 1.67 0.86 0.63 6.69 445 7.31
2006 3.05 1.17 1.48 11.00 605 11.58
2007 3.23 1.20 1.47 16.89 697 13.40
2008 3.15 1.17 0.85 9.57 872 15.01
2009 2.34 0.75 0.75 6.64 973 14.67
2010 3.42 0.99 0.98 9.89 1225 20.16
2011 4.00 1.09 0.99 10.38 1570 35.11
2012 3.61 0.92 0.88 7.96 1668 31.15
2013 3.32 0.84 0.87 6.81 1411 23.83
2014 3.11 0.85 0.98 7.65 1266 19.08
y-t-d 2015 2.62 0.79 0.95 5.92 1186 16.20
Aug '14 3.18 0.92 1.06 8.42 1297 19.78
Sep 3.12 0.90 1.04 8.20 1241 18.48
Oct 3.06 0.88 1.03 7.15 1224 17.20
Nov 3.04 0.93 1.02 7.12 1176 15.97
Dec 2.91 0.87 0.98 7.22 1200 16.23
Jan '15 2.64 0.82 0.96 6.70 1247 17.08
Feb 2.59 0.83 0.95 6.59 1231 16.85
Mar 2.69 0.80 0.92 6.23 1181 16.21
Apr 2.73 0.82 1.00 5.80 1198 16.34
May 2.86 0.82 1.04 6.13 1198 16.80
Jun 2.65 0.76 0.95 5.80 1182 16.13
Jul 2.47 0.74 0.91 5.16 1132 15.07
m-t-d Aug 2.31 0.70 0.83 4.76 1115 15.05
Forecast
2015 2.58 0.77 0.93 5.65 1170 16.00
2016 2.70 0.82 1.02 7.00 1180 16.20
Commodity price forecasts are by BMO Capital Markers Economics and are independent of those used by BMO CM Equity Research
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