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Business: Commodities

1. Selected Key Journals / Newspapers / Databases

NOTE: The print versions of the following selected journals are located in Stauffer Library bound or current periodicals. Search QCAT for holdings details and to search individual online journals.


HG1.B27 and online (check QCAT for coverage)


Subject > Commodity / Financial Market News > Commodity Markets > Energy, Metals, and more ....

Journal of Futures Markets from 1981-

HG6001.J68 (1981-2001)

Risk from 2002-

HG4502.R58 from 1995-

Wall Street Journal from 1889-

HG1.W3t Microfilm (1945-1956; 1966- )

2. Statistics, Prices, Multiple Commodity Sources

For daily Commodity Prices see Datastream and selected newspapers on our News Resources guide. (eg. Globe and Mail, National Post, Wall Street Journal).


Provides daily statistics, prices, and data sets about commodities, futures, options; real-time and time series. Available at the Queen's School of Business.


Commodity Price Statistics (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

Monthly prices starting in January 1960 for selected commodities. See UNCTADstat for statistics.

Country Information (Export Development Canada)

See Commodity Price Update, Oil Market Dynamics, and more...

International Financial Statistics (IMF) from 1948-
UN9 MF I52 from 1980- (Gov Docs - current year on REF)

Commodity Prices, Market Prices and Unit Values.

International Financial Statistics Yearbook
UN9 MF I53 from 1979- (Gov Docs, latest on REF)

Mineral Commodity Summaries (U.S. Geological Survey)

This annual report provides statistics on over 90 minerals from 1996-

Scotiabank Commodity Price Indices

World Bank (GEM Commodities)

The World Bank collection of monthly commodities prices and indices from 1960 to present, updated on the third working day of each month, as presented in the Commodity Price Data (a.k.a. Pink Sheet), published continuously for more than half a century. Select blue Databank link on the right.
See also Commodity Markets Review

3. Prices by Commodity Group

Agricultural Products:

Chicago Mercantile Exchange(CME)

Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX)

ICE Futures Canada


ICIS Chemical Business (check QCAT for print and online holdings)
See also:
Chemical Industry: Prices and Statistics Guide (Queen's Library)

Construction Materials:

ENR (weekly: check QCAT for print and online holdings)


BP Statistical Review of World Energy

World energy historical data from 1965-

Energy Statistics Handbook (Statistics Canada)

International Energy Price Information (U.S. Department of Energy)

CME Group

New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), Commodity Exchange, Inc (COMEX), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).


Oilweek Magazine (Check QCAT for print and online)


Petroleum Place

Forest Products:

ENR (Engineering News-Record. Check QCAT for print and online holdings)

Official Board Markets (Check QCAT for online holdings)

Metals and Minerals:

Engineering and Mining Journal (Check QCAT for holdings)


Metal Prices in the United States through 1998


Canadian Average Annual Prices of Selected Metals 1998- (Natural Resources Canada)

Mineral Commodity Summaries (U.S. Geological Survey)

4. Exchanges

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)

CME Group

New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
Commodity Exchange, Inc (COMEX)
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

Natural Gas Exchange (NGX)

Northern Miner: Commodity Associations and Exchanges

5. Associations

Commodity Floor Brokers & Traders Association (CFBTA - New York)

Futures and Options Association (UK)

Futures Industry Association (International)

National Futures Association (US)

Northern Miner: Commodity Associations and Exchanges

6. Websites

Barron's Commodities

Access to charts, quotes, market reports, API Data, and research.

Commodity Charts & Quotes

Daily commodity futures and financial market information.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

An independent agency of the U.S. Government.

Commodity Statistics and Information

Mineral Commodities. U.S. Geological Survey

Common Fund for Commodities

"An intergovernmental financial institution within the framework of the United Nations....to support developing countries that are commodity dependent...."


Gold and other metals.

INFO COMM: M@rket Inform@tion in the Commodities Area

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Includes Special Unit on Commodities.

Trade and Markets (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Last Updated: 31 August 2015