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Exchange rates and commodity prices

  2008 2007
US$ exchange rates
Average prices for the year
Rand 8.27 7.05
Sterling 0.54 0.50
Euro 0.68 0.73
Australian dollar 1.17 1.19
Chilean peso 524 522
 
Closing spot prices
Rand 9.30 6.84
Sterling 0.69 0.50
Euro 0.72 0.68
Australian dollar 1.44 1.14
Chilean peso 637 498
  2008 2007
Commodity prices
Average market prices for the year
Platinum(1) US$/oz 1,585 1,304
Palladium(1) US$/oz 355 355
Rhodium(1) US$/oz 6,564 6,200
Copper(2) US cents/lb 315 323
Nickel(2) US cents/lb 953 1,686
Zinc(2) US cents/lb 85 147
Lead(2) US cents/lb 95 118
 
31 December spot prices
Platinum(1) US$/oz 922 1,537
Palladium(1) US$/oz 186 368
Rhodium(1) US$/oz 1,250 6,850
Copper(2) US cents/lb 132 303
Nickel(2) US cents/lb 490 1,170
Zinc(2) US cents/lb 51 104
Lead(2) US cents/lb 43 115
(1) Source: Johnson Matthey.
(2) Source: LME daily prices.

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