FREE delivery: Nov 10 - 27
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Book World Services
Sold by Book World Services
Ships from
Book World Services


Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Light wear on cover. All pages intact.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$29.32
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Books Unplugged
Add to Cart
$29.34
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Add to Cart
$20.58
+ $12.58 shipping
Sold by: Amazon Global Store UK
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Economist Guide to Commodities: Producers, players and prices; markets, consumers and trends Paperback – January 1, 1800

4.0 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
$29.32
$20.58 $13.17

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.
click to open popover

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.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Economist Guide to Commodities: Producers, players and prices; markets, consumers and trends
  • +
  • Guide to Financial Markets: Why They Exist and How They Work (Economist Books)
  • +
  • Guide to Analysing Companies (The Economist)
Total price: $61.82
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

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

Base and precious metals

  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Other precious metals
    • Silver
    • Platinum
    • Palladium
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Zinc

Energy

  • Coal
  • Natural gas
  • Crude oil

Agriculture

  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Fibres
    • Cotton
    • Wool
  • Maize
  • Rice
  • Natural rubber
  • Soybeans
  • Sugar
  • Wheat

Glossary

Sources of statistical information --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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.

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

Customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5
24 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2014
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2013
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

R. Klemens
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for beginners
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2018
Verified Purchase
Nicholas
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit outdated but interesting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as informative and useful to read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2018
Verified Purchase
Dr Philip Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent clear guide to a wide range of trades commodities
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2014
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
B
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, concise overview of commodities
Reviewed in Germany on February 7, 2019
Verified Purchase