Commodity Costs (including Currency Mark-to-Market)In the third quarter, price increases of $123 million helped to offset total commodity cost increases of $92 million. In the first nine months of the year, price increases of $445 million helped to offset total commodity cost increases of $411 million. The $411 million increase in FY12 commodity costs includes a $35 million favorable variance in currency mark-to-market adjustments, comprised of a $4 million dollar gain in the first nine months of FY12 versus a $31 million dollar year-to-date loss in the first nine months of FY11. This year-over-year benefit is included in the Coffee and Tea results.
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