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Commodity prices
Friedman, Catherine.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Research Inc., [1991]

Physical Description:
ix, 630 pages ; 24 cm
A sourcebook and index providing references to wholesale, retail, and other quotations for more than 10,000 agricultural, commericial, industrial, and consumer products.
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Includes index.
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HF1040 .C65 1991 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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A guide to the specialized sources that provide current wholesale, retail, future, or spot prices of agricultural and raw materials throughout the world. Encompassing over 8,000 products covered in more than 175 different sources, Commodity Prices gives specific information on the periodicals, yearbooks, on-line sources and other services that list commodity prices. In addition to commodities there are pricing sources for consumer products and financial instruments.

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Designed to provide access to sources dealing with primary agricultural and forest products, chemicals, metals, beverages, and foreign currency. Friedman indexes 198 publications, including trade journals, government publications (US and foreign), newspapers, and newsletters. Major state publications are included when relevant. More than 10,000 commodities are listed, with numerous cross-references. In many cases the commodities themselves are broken down into highly detailed categories, (e.g., 29 types of rubber, and 11 varieties of groundnuts). Virtually all of the publications named in the most comparable work, Karen J. Chapman's Commodities Price Locator (CH, Jul '89), are included here, together with an additional 40 titles. Like Chapman, Friedman gives information regarding sources, price frequency, and geographic markets; additional information is given on the time period covered, e.g., latest day, weekly, the type of price (wholesale, spot), and units of measure. There is a very detailed geographic breakdown as well. An index provides the titles of the publications indexed, publisher, address, subscription price, and any special features. This volume replaces a work of the same title, Commodity Prices: A Sourcebook edited by Paul Wasserman (1974). Essential for university-level business libraries and any public library serving clientele with an interest in specialized commodities. -N. Kobzina, University of California, Berkeley