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Procurement, Sourcing, and Commodity Pricing

Information, expertise and analytics on the world's commodity markets and the key factors that drive them.
Achieve cost savings. Master spending. Drive procurement excellence.

More than 75% of procurement professionals believe input cost, productivity and supply-demand analysis are critical for supplier negotiations, yet fewer than 40% possess this insight. We can help. We deliver 10-year price forecasts with award-winning accuracy and deep insight into your suppliers' cost structures. Our commodity price coverage includes 500,000+ historic prices, 4,000+ forecasts, costs and wages, and 200+ cost models across 60 geographies and our strategic sourcing solution allows you to optimize your global footprint and select the best partners and partner countries.

Our team has helped 12,000+ clients save more than $1 billion in aggregate and can help you with:

  • Contracting – Negotiate contract escalation clauses based on our escalation rates
  • Supplier cost insight – Assess supplier quotes based on input costs and market fundamentals
  • Benchmarking – Track prices to evaluate purchasing performance
  • Budgeting – Prepare budgets and financial reviews based on accurate forward-pricing data
  • Strategic sourcing – Monitor prices, pinpoint the best times to make key purchases, and identify ideal partners and potential locations

Products & Solutions

Labor
Labor
Manufacturing wages, construction and mining wages, industry-specific wage rates, skilled versus unskilled occupations, productivity, exchange rates and more.
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Machine Equipment
Machine Equipment
Key inputs, including steel, plastics, rubber, machine parts and electronic components.
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Metals
Metals
Global metals markets and the key factors that drive them.
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Paper & Packaging
Paper & Packaging
All types of packaging as well as key input costs, including pulp, chemicals and glass.
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Agriculture
Agriculture
Agricultural commodity prices, including crops, livestock, sweeteners, dairy as well as processed foods.
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Automotive
Automotive
Leverage forecasts and cost models for automotive inputs, including plastics, metals, wages, fuels, overhead and services.
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Chemical
Chemical
Detailed industry analysis, custom cost tools and commodity price forecasts to support your capital investments.
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Energy
Energy
Critical data, expert insight and proven forecasting models on the world's energy markets and the key factors that drive them.
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Food, Beverage, Consumer and Retail
Food, Beverage, Consumer and Retail
Main input costs, including agricultural commodities, plastics, materials, wages and overhead – covering more than 1,500 concepts across 60 geographies.
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Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Price and wage forecasts and cost models across key commodity-producing countries to better manage your manufacturing operations costs.
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Strategic Sourcing
Strategic Sourcing
Identify the risks and opportunities in both current partners and potential locations.
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Technology
Technology
Forecasts and cost models for inputs used across the technology supply chain, including metals and wire, plastics, rare earths, and equipment.
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Solving critical sourcing and procurement challenges

Time Buys
Identify the best time to purchase raw materials, locking in favorable prices today, to avoid prices increases later.

Benchmark Costs
Evaluate costs, market conditions, regional price differences in order to take advantage of tactical market opportunities.

Estimate Costs
Gain valuable market intelligence to quantify key inputs, examine critical supply issues, and more effectively estimate a project’s final cost.

Evaluate Pricing
Negotiate forward pricing contracts for improved cost planning, analysis, and savings over the life of a contract.

Identify partners and sourcing locations
Understand the stability and reliability of your current strategic sourcing partner countries, discover new strategic sourcing partner countries, and set diversification rules around your strategy.

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