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This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.
You can study particular commodities (coffee, silver, gold, cotton, tobacco, chocolate, etc.), see sources from particular companies (Hudson's Bay Co., Cadbury's, etc.), choose a "popular search" to get ideas to pursue, look at documents on particular themes (in advertising and consumption, exploration and discovery, politics and empire and more), There are historical maps. You can look at price data over time. And there are pictures of the commodities in the Visual Resources section.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe.
On this page, scroll down to find statistics on Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Agri-Environmental Indicators.
Collaborates with institutions throughout the world and is often involved in the collection of primary data and the compilation and processing of secondary data. The resulting datasets provide a wealth of information at the local (household and community), national, and global levels. The following types of data are available: geospatial data, household and community level surveys, institution level surveys, regional data (China), social accounting matrices, agricultural science and technology indicators. Includes the Global Hunger Index.
The OECD databases on agriculture constitute a unique collection of agricultural statistics and provide a framework for quantifying and analysing the agricultural economy. This includes forecasts regarding the evolution of the main agricultural markets and commodities, detailed estimates of policy support, as well as indicators of environmental performance of agriculture. Data concern both OECD countries and non-member economies.
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations provides several different databases dealing with international agricultural issues. The library also contains many print reports that can be identified in the catalog by conducting an author search. For example, the FAO Statistics Series includes the FAO Trade Yearbook.
FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: Production, Trade, Food Balance Sheets, Food Aid Shipments, Fertilizer and Pesticides, Land Use and Irrigation, Forest Products, Fishery Products, Population, Agricultural Machinery.
The Foreign Agricultural Service works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries. It includes agricultural trade data, agricultural production data, and market reports. Also includes U.S. agricultural import and export data.
Monthly and annual United States (U.S.) and foreign agricultural trade data including official U.S. Trade data (Bureau of the Census), Global Trade Atlas (GTA), UN Trade data and U.S State trade data. GATS will be the official United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) repository for current and historical agricultural trade data (imports, exports and re-exports) for agricultural, fishery, forestry and other agricultural related products dating back to 1967.
A searchable database of import and export data from over 130 countries that provide the United Nations Statistics Division with their annual international trade statistics, detailed by commodity and partner country. For many countries the data coverage starts as far back as 1962 and goes up to the most recent completed year.
Published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM - Organics International documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. The book has been published annually since 2000.