This is primary commodity price data for sugar globally, in the United States, and in Europe for every month from 1980 to (roughly) the present. Prices are nominal U.S. cents per pound and are not seasonally adjusted ("NSA").

sugar_price

Format

A data frame with 1,316 observations on the following 3 variables.

date

a date

category

the category (either the U.S., global, or Europe)

value

the price of sugar in U.S. cents per pound (NSA, nominal)

Source

International Monetary Fund

Details

The price data for Europe do not appear to be updated as regularly as the global and U.S. prices. Thus, the last month in the data for Europe are June 2017. For that reason, I elected to make a data set of these data for posterity's sake.