Question: Where can I find data on metal prices?


Metal prices are one of the basic commodities that are traded on an exchange. It is difficult to obtain real time pricing for metals unless you have access to a paid subscription service.  Metals are divided between precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium) and base metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, tin).

Go to the Virtual Business Library's Company & Financial Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources. 

Bloomberg: Provides extensive current and historical commodities price information.  

Please note that Bloomberg is accessible in the Bobst Library.  To use this resource, stop by the 5th floor Research Commons.

Go to the NYU Guide, Bloomberg Guide, which has information on the basics for getting started as well as tips, tricks and shortcuts.  

IBIS World: Provides detailed market reports by various industry sectors. 

You may also want to consult the NYU Guide to Finance - Commodities with links to additional resources including the CRB Commodity Yearbook.  

You may also want to consult the following: 

New York Mercantile Exchange: Provides data on current and historic metal and energy prices.  Go to the Markets Tab and choose Metals.

CME Group: It posts prices at about 6 pm. Go to the Metals section. 

Minerals Information (USGS): Go to the National Minerals Information Center

You may also want to consult the London Metal Exchange, LME which delays pricing by a day.  Or any of the other international exchanges such as Intercontinental Exchange "ICE".

Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2018Views:

Related Topics

Contact Us

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

Visit a reference desk
Make an appointment       
Text (NY): 646-265-1342     

New York: +1 212-998-2500
Abu Dhabi: +971 02-628-5544
Shanghai: +86 (21) 2059-5614