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Last Updated: Aug 12, 2020     Views: 722

Go to Global Financial Data.

Datastream, available at Lippincott Library, has historical data on options, futures and commodities.

Search Global Insight through WRDS.

For U.S. equity and index options markets go to Option Metrics in WRDS.

Note: WRDS requires a Wharton username and password.

UNCTADstat provides free market commodity prices and free market commodity prices indices back to 1960. Click on Data Center -- Commodities -- Commodity price long term trends


Take a look at USGS Commodity Statistics and Information - U.S. Geological Survey.


Also, check out the USDA's Economic, Statistics, and Market Information System for commodity market data and outlooks.


Use Bloomberg, available at Lippincott Library and in Huntsman Hall, to plot mines and mining sites (for gold, coal, various metals, etc) as points on a map.

  • Type BMAP and hit the green <GO> key.
  • Or, type CRR and hit the green <GO> key to rank commodity indexes.


​Mergent Archives includes the CRB Commodity Yearbook with data back to 1939.

Global Commodities:  Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a history of certain commodities.

Go to Commodity Markets and Global Economic Prospects from The World Bank.