Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $12.58 shipping
The Economist Guide to Commodities: Producers, players and prices; markets, consumers and trends Paperback – January 1, 1800
Inspire a love of reading with Prime Book Box for Kids
Discover delightful children's books with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new customers receive 15% off your first box. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From the Inside Flap
Providing a comprehensive overview of the economic importance of commodities in general and each of the main commodities themselves, this guide is in four main parts, as follows:Market fundamentals
- The economics of commodities
- Commodities as financial assets
- Other precious metals
- Platinum Palladium
- Natural gas
- Crude oil
- Natural rubber
From the Back Cover
We live our lives surrounded by products made, in part at least, using the world's natural resources from the clothes we wear and the food we eat to the cars we drive, the houses we live in and the electronic devices we use. We depend on commodities, and commodity consumption increases as countries become more developed.
Steadily rising, although at times volatile, prices in the past decade have underlined the economic importance of commodities and our dependence 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.
We take commodities for granted but few people know much about them. Here, in one accessible volume, is a comprehensive guide to the economics of commodities and the main commodities themselves where they are found, how they are processed, what they are used for, production, consumption and price trends, markets and trade, and the outlook for the future.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- Item Weight : 10.1 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1846688957
- ISBN-13 : 978-1846688959
- Product Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.83 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Profile Books Ltd; Main Edition (January 1, 1800)
- Language: : English
Best Sellers Rank:
#1,772,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
Given that the book was published in 2013, figures and statistics are a bit dated. Nevertheless, this is a great book for anybody wanting to learn about commodities or needing a quick overview.
The book covers everything from how the different commodities are produced and who the key players are, to its uses, market trends and future outlook.