The Economist Guide to Commodities, 1st Edition

  • Caroline Bain
  • Published By: Economist
  • ISBN-10: 1847658431
  • ISBN-13: 9781847658432
  • DDC: 332.644
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The price volatility of so many commodities over the past decade has underlined their economic importance and how dependent we are on them. The price of gold has soared to new peaks as currencies have endured a crisis of confidence; demand from China has pushed metal prices up; instability in the Middle East and North Africa has had its effect on the oil price; and food prices have been increasing in parallel with worries about whether there is enough to feed the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Economist Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Market Fundamentals.
2: The Economics of Commodities.
3: Commodities as Financial Assets.
4: Base and Precious Metals.
5: Aluminium.
6: Copper.
7: Gold.
8: Other Precious Metals.
9: Lead.
10: Nickel.
11: Tin.
12: Zinc.
13: Energy.
14: Coal.
15: Natural Gas.
16: Crude Oil.
17: Agriculture.
18: Cocoa.
19: Coffee.
20: Fibres.
21: Maize.
22: Rice.
23: Natural Rubber.
24: Soybeans.
25: Sugar.
26: Wheat.
Sources of Statistical Information.