USDA FAS Production, Supply and Distribution data now availableNov 27, 2013
Macrobond is happy to announce that we have expanded our database with the addition of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service's Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD) data. This data set contains current and historical official USDA data on production, supply and distribution of agricultural commodities for the United States and key producing and consuming countries and consists of 27 000 active annual frequency series together with 9 000 discontinued reference series.
The international portion of the data is updated with input from agricultural attachés stationed at U.S. embassies around the world, FAS commodity analysts and country and commodity analysts with the Economic Research Service (ERS). The U.S. domestic component is updated with input from analysts in FAS, ERS, the National Agricultural Statistical Service and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Data is released throughout the year once or twice per month with each update covering a portion of the total data set. Data on major commodities from significant countries are updated multiple times per year while other parts of the database are updated only when new information becomes available. To view a schedule of past and upcoming releases please visit:
The data has been integrated in the existing Tree structure for each country making the series available in Foreign Trade in the Trade category, Agricultural Production in the Production category and Stock Levels/Inventories and Consumption in the Commodities & Energy category. There is also an aggregated view available in Economics - by source > U.S. Department of Agriculture > USDA Production, Supply and Distribution (PSD).
Consensus Economics available on MacrobondOct 9, 2013
Macrobond and Consensus Economics have jointly launched a new historical database on the Macrobond research system. Beginning in October 2013, Macrobond users will be able to access and manipulate Consensus Forecast time series data, both current monthly updates and historical, for charts and reports, together with Macrobond’s global economic and financial databases.
For users wishing to see in more detail how the Consensus Forecasts current and historical data series are displayed within Macrobond, the time series for Canada (with Consensus Forecast history back to October 1989) have been made available for a 30 day free trial to all our customers.
By subscribing to this database, you can access current and historical monthly Consensus Economic forecasts for key macroeconomic variables across an extensive range of countries in North America, Europe (including Eastern Europe), the Asia Pacific region and Latin America.
Number of Data Series: Over 1000
Number of Countries: Over 80
Number of Contributors: Over 700 forecasting panellists. Common definitions and time horizons are imposed by the rigorous survey methodology, to ensure consistency and accuracy.
Data History: From October 1989 for the G7 Countries & Western Europe; From 1995 for the major Asia Pacific countries; From May 1998 for the main Eastern European countries; and From March 1993 for the major Latin American countries
Update Cycle: Monthly
Period Estimates: Current Year and Following Year
About Consensus Economics
Consensus Economics Inc, founded in 1989, is the world's leading international economic survey organization and polls more than 700 economists each month to obtain their forecasts and views for over 80 countries. During the past two and a half decades Consensus Economics has cultivated its growing network of economists, drawing upon the expertise of well-established local consultancies and large teams of professionals in the banks who research particular countries and regions. Consensus Economics is often seen as the macroeconomic forecast benchmark by investment and planning managers, as well as government and public sector institutions, who find its data useful, effective and accurate.
If you would like further information regarding this service on Macrobond contact your Macrobond Account Representative or Consensus Economics directly.
JODI Oil World Database now available!May 16, 2013
Macrobond is pleased to announce that our database has been expanded with the Oil World Database from JODI (Joint Organizations Data Initiative), JODI Oil for short.
JODI Oil is a concrete outcome of the producer-consumer energy dialogue. The importance of exchanging data as a means to enhance transparency of global energy commodity markets is recognized by IEF Energy Ministers as being beneficial to energy security and in the interest of producers and consumers alike. JODI Oil provides reliable, harmonized, freely accessible and comprehensive statistics unlike any other in the world. Through the use of nationally sanctioned data, which can be difficult if not impossible to access through alternative avenues, JODI offers global coverage of consumption, production, import/export and stock levels for crude oil and petroleum products on a monthly basis.
JODI Oil consists of data from more than 90 countries or regions and the members of the six pioneer organizations (APEC, EUROSTAT, IEA, OLADE, OPEC and UNSD) that participate represent over 90% of global oil supply and demand. For more information about JODI please visit http://www.jodidata.org
The database consists of:
- Ten product categories: Crude Oil, NGL, LPG, Naphtha, Gasoline, Kerosene, Kerosene Type Jet Fuel, Diesel Oil, Fuel Oil and Total Oil
- Seven flows: Production, Demand, Refinery Intake, Imports, Exports and Closing Stock Levels
- Data in three different units: barrels, barrels per day and tons
- Data for more than 90 participating countries
- Data from January 2002
The series have been integrated in the existing Tree structure for each country under for instance Foreign Trade or Stock Levels/Inventories. It is also available in: Economics - by source > JODI (Joint Organizations Data Initiative).
CFTC TFF ReportMar 14, 2013
Macrobond is happy to announce that the existing coverage of data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been expanded to include the Traders in Financial Futures (TFF) report. The TFF report builds on improvements to transparency that disaggregated data in the CFTC’s weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) reports. The new report separates large traders in the financial markets into the following four categories:
- Asset Manager/Institutional
- Leveraged Funds
- Other Reportables
The legacy COT report separates reportable traders only into “commercial” and “noncommercial” categories. The TFF report, like the COT reports, provides a breakdown of each Tuesday's open interest for markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels
established by the CFTC. The TFF report is published in futures-only and futures-and-options-combined formats and it is available side-by-side with the legacy COT in the Tree View.
The TFF report divides the financial futures market participants into the “sell-side” and “buy-side”. This traditional functional division of financial market participants focuses on their respective roles in the broader marketplace, not whether they are buyers or sellers of futures/option contracts. The category called “Dealer/Intermediary”, for instance, represents sell-side participants. Typically, these are dealers and intermediaries that earn commissions on selling financial products, capturing bid/offer spreads and otherwise accommodating clients. The remaining three categories represent the buy-side participants. These are essentially clients of the sell-side participants who use the markets to invest, hedge, manage risk, speculate or change the term structure or duration of their assets.