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Q: Commodity Market pricing data ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Commodity Market pricing data
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: jackhogan-ga
List Price: $55.00
Posted: 26 May 2004 02:36 PDT
Expires: 25 Jun 2004 02:36 PDT
Question ID: 352069
I wish to find sources of commodity price indices (end of day pricing)
that is not copyright and available free. This is for commodity
markets globally covering metals, grain, meat, oil, gas, electricity
etc. Ideally this would be available in electronic - XML - form. Many thanks.

P.S. This question was already asked at a lower price.
Subject: Re: Commodity Market pricing data
Answered By: adiloren-ga on 31 May 2004 20:28 PDT
Hi, thanks for you question. The sources for the 5 main comprehensive
commodities indices are listed below. This information is updated
daily and free to access for the public. I have also included some
other sources of information of commodities. Please let me know if you
need any clarification of my response.

------------------Commodities Indices-----------------------------------------

Commodity Research Bureau

Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI®)

Rogers Raw Materials Index (RRMI)

Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index

Standard & Poor's Commodity Index® (SPCI)

-------------------------Additional Links---------------------------------------

This site has a lot of charts and graphs available for commodity trading:

Commodity Futures Chart Selection Menu

Up to date news on commodities markets:

Reuters Financial; Commodities Section;jsessionid=33B2UAKQFYEPMCRBAEOCFEY

CNN Money Commodities Info

Complete independent commodity market information

Commodity Futures Chart Selection Menu

This article compares the main indices:

Commodity Indexes Overview and Analysis (PDF)

Journal of Indexes


Google Search Strategy:

"commodities indices" 

with narrowing search terms


Thanks again for your question. If I have misunderstood it or if you
need any clarification, please let me know.

Anthony (adiloren-ga)

Request for Answer Clarification by jackhogan-ga on 01 Jun 2004 01:50 PDT

I was looking for sources of lists of commodities along with their
daily end of day price. I was not looking for aggregated indices which
bundle together a set of indices and produce an average. There are
over 100 commodities worldwide that one needs prices for - probably
more (wheat, electricity, pulp paper, canola, hogs etc etc etc)! The 5
suggested are simply not sources of commodity prices. The others
listed below do not appear to be sources of commodity prices, but
instead talk ABOUT commodities.

I am sorry but the question has not been answered. 



Clarification of Answer by adiloren-ga on 01 Jun 2004 15:07 PDT

I apologize if I misinterpreted your question. I thought you were
seeking the sources for the indices themselves, ie. links to the major
commodities indices.

I see now that you are more interested in individual commodity prices.
There are no sites that comprehensively list all or a majority of the
individual commodities and their end of day prices for free.

However, The TFC site (below) lists the most and seems like it would
be very useful to you and there are also other sites that provide
prices for many of the major traded commodities. Hopefully, these
sites and the index sites will provide you with a broad snapshot of
the prices. In addition, you can check the actual commodities
exchanges for price quotes. This will fill in some of the gaps for

These sites below provide quotes for commodities futures and options.
They don't cover as many as it seems you would prefer- but as far as
free data is concerned, this is the best you are going to find, in my
opinion. Please clarify your question further if I have still failed
to provide a helpful answer and I will be happy to add to my answer.

TFC (provides price quotes for a large number of commodities- just
click on the titles in the collumn on the right side)

TFC Home Page

Barchart Commodities

Chicago Board of Trade
(futures Quotes)

CRB Market Overview

CRB Data Center (paid)
This is a pay service, but provides the most comprehensive data
available of commodities and individual commodity pricing, according
to experts in the field.

Bloomberg Commodities

USA Futures

World Futures Daily

Metals Prices,al,gc,si,pl,pa&mc=7&title=Metals

The Wall Street Journal also provides end of day pricing for
commodities. Both the online and print editions require a subscription

Parker Trading (paid)

Trade the Truth (another pay service)

Agdayta Grain and Livestock Price Info (paid)


Beyond these resources, you will either have to pay (such as the CRB
Data Center) or check each commodities exchange for prices. I have
listed a number of commodities exchanges below:

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
list of products traded (click on the product for the real time price)

New York Mercantile Exchange

Minneapolis Grain Exchange

Chicago Board of Trade
(futures list)

Kansas City Board of Trade

New York Board of Trade

This section allows you to download spreadsheet files of historical data:

International Petroleum Exchange

The London Metal Exchange

New York Cotton Exchange

Singapore Commodity Exchange

Tokyo Stock Exchange    
Kansai Agricultural Commodities Exchange
Tokyo Grain Exchange

Budapest Commodity Exchange

Beijing Commodity Exchange    

Shanghai Metal Exchange       

Commodities and Futures Exchange (Brazil)

The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange



List of Traded Commodities

Commodity Information


I hope this helps. If you need clarification again, let me know. If
so, please give me any information you can on exactly what you are
looking for. The parameters of this search are so large- that it would
be helpful if you could narrow it.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by adiloren-ga on 02 Jun 2004 15:17 PDT
Here are a few more sites that I found:

Walsh Trading

Pinnacle Data

Pinnacle Data Home (this looks like a pretty good pay service)
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