What do you get with Barchart's Economic Data API?

Curious about the economic data that Barchart has to offer? Our economic data gives users access to our ever-growing database of the world's most important commodity statistics and economic indicators. With deep coverage of the data that matters, our goal is two-fold in keeping users informed, while also simplifying their workflows. But what do you get with Barchart’s Economic Data API? Good question.

With Barchart’s Economic Data API, you gain access to energy data, agricultural data, metals data, and economic statistics from reliable sources such as USDA, CFTC, BEA, BLS, US Census, and more.

cmdtyStats™ is the premier source of aggregated commodity statistics, and we make it conveniently available through an easy-to-use API. This API is used to request information on various fundamentals, commodity statistics, and economic data, which can be requested by data series with historical information available through to inception (for most series). 

We never want our users to miss important dates or events, that’s why we created an Economic Calendar. The getCmdtyCalendar API provides our users with the latest updates of US economic activity and commodity trading events, which includes previous, revised, and actual values - updated 3 times a day. Users can request calendar events for a desired period, and filter the output via various methods (category, importance, event country, and event symbol).

We also want to make sure our users know when markets are influenced by changes in the economy, so we created a BLS Index API. The getBLSIndexes API provides users with historical price data for the price movements of 22 basic commodities whose markets are among the first to be influenced by changes in economic conditions. Sub-indices for metals, textiles, raw materials, foodstruffs, livestock, fats and oils are also calculated.

So now you know what you get with an Economic Data API, but who uses this data? The main end users consist of:

  1. Professional Traders - so they know when the latest economic releases are coming out in order to ensure that their quotes are prepared for upcoming market volatility
  2. Software Providers - in order to integrate an economic calendar into websites or software, along with chartable global fundamental information that is sure to engage their users
  3. Asset Managers - so they can automate the incorporation of economic data and commodity statistics into their global macro strategies

As you can see, we make sure our users are equipped with the most important economic information so they can stay ahead of the curve. To learn more about our economic data, please click here or you can contact our team here to get started today!