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Global Commodities

At first glance, Global Commodities will stand out for two reasons: its impressive visuals and interactive data browsing. This project from the financial news center DailyFX provides "a re-imagined 3D globe where the heights of countries rise and fall to show the import and export levels of a range of commodities over the last decade," (through 2018). Global Commodities uses "macroeconomic statistics" from multiple countries and multiple indicators (for example, GDP and the Consumer Price Index) to create a visually appealing index of global trade. Using their mouse and keyboard, visitors are invited to circle the globe, learning about leading importers and exporters of commodities like gold, copper, and natural gas. For step-by-step instructions on navigating the database, head to the How it Works section (found by opening the menu next to the search icon). While the project only analyzes data up to 2018, viewers looking for timely economic data can browse the rest of DailyFX's site for a plethora of information and news on market data.
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