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Agriculture Methodology and Specifications

S&P Global Platts methodologies bring consistency and robustness to our price assessments through principles and parameters that guide our market specialists at every stage of the process. To learn more about the human systems we employ for gathering and assessing commodity market data, watch our video.

In this section you will find documentation for all published price assessments and indices by commodity and region.

Biofuels methodology

(as of November 2017)

The Biofuels guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Biofuels assessments throughout the world. The various components of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much information as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


Sugar methodology

(as of November 2017)

The Sugar guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts sugar assessments throughout the world. The various components of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much information as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


Grains methodology

(as of November 2017)

The Grains guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts grain assessments. The various components of this guide are designed to give Platts subscribers as much information as possible about a wide range of methodology and specification issues.


Biofuels timing and increments guidelines

(as of November 2016)

These guidelines enhance the clarity and usefulness of all methodology and specifications guides.



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