Press Release


Colleen Sheeren

Corporate Communications

Phone: (312) 283-2375

Toll-Free: (866) 333-7587


Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) is now cmdty by Barchart

CHICAGO, IL - January 17, 2019 - Barchart announces the transition of the Commodity Research Bureau (“CRB”) - the world’s leading commodities and futures research, data and analysis firm - to the cmdty by Barchart product line. Since 1934, CRB has been trusted by commodity traders worldwide to provide them with reliable data products, publications, fundamental data services, and rich historical data on commodities. All of this content will now be made available via cmdty and its innovative line of products across Data, Indexes, Trading, and Solutions.

“The CRB has been a reputable and prominent source for market participants around the world to access fundamental data, tools and commodities research for nearly 100 years. Barchart, which acquired the Commodity Research Bureau in 2001, is pleased to continue providing these services through our modernized cmdty product suite,” says Barchart CEO Mark Haraburda. “By pulling the CRB products under cmdty, our users will now benefit from simplified access delivered through a streamlined service offering.”

The suite of CRB products that are now a part of the cmdty product line include the following:

  • BLS Cash Indexes - A widely recognized proprietary benchmark for measuring global commodity price movements whose markets are among the first to be influenced by changes in economic conditions will become the cmdty BLS Commodity Price Indexes.
  • DataCenter - One of the world’s leading historical commodity price databases will transition under the cmdty by Barchart product line. DataCenter is a comprehensive solution for businesses to receive global end-of-day and commodity price data quickly, reliably, and effectively.
  • CRB Yearbook - The CRB Yearbook, which has been an essential resource for commodity professionals since 1939, will become the cmdty Yearbook. Published annually, the Yearbook includes worldwide commodity statistics and economic data for all major commodities.
  • CRB Fundamentals - CRB’s extensive collection of current and historical fundamental data is transitioning to the modernized cmdtyStats API service.

The cmdty product line also includes proprietary physical commodity data sets, cmdtyIndexes, cmdtyNewswires and the innovative cmdtyView platform which combines all of these datasets with real-time analysis, as well as exchange price data, trading tools and other features like physical commodity trading and futures execution.

“cmdty’s innovative products and services are flexibly designed to easily integrate into decision-making workflows from front to back office,” added Haraburda. “Clients can access all of our data products via APIs and our flagship cmdtyView market data platform - making our suite of products the most comprehensive solution for commodity traders.”

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Colleen Sheeren
Head of Marketing
(312) 283-2375