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Mergent CRB Commodity Yearbook

 Mergent CRB Commodity Yearbook, available in Mergent Archive, is a comprehensive source of commodity and futures market information, The Yearbook is the book of record of the Commodity Research Bureau, which is the organization of record for the commodity industry itself. It sources reports from governments, private industries, and trade  and industrial associations. Historical coverage runs from 1939-current.  No Yearbooks were produced from 1943-1947.
Each Yearbook begins with an analysis of the world and U.S. economy. Every international futures and commodity exchange has 5 years of volume for each commodity traded on the exchange. Each commodity has historical data for world production and distribution as well as U.S. production and distribution and other salient statistics for that commodity.  Some include price charts back to the early 1900s.

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