Definition of 'commodity'
Video: pronunciation of 'commodity'
Example sentences containing 'commodity'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Suppliers are being squeezed by raw commodity price swings and by sterling. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Experts say that the rising costs will inevitably feed through to higher consumer prices and commodities traders warn that the cost might move higher still. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is also increasing global demand for soft commodities in the use of alternative fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Poundland has delisted products when commodity price fluctuations have pushed their cost too high. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is cheaper to invest in an exchange traded commodity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The opportunity to pounce again came as the commodity boom collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Prices of basic commodities are rising monthly along with despair. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The company has profited indirectly from the global food and commodity boom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Any basic commodity that is fuel intensive will suffer some form of price inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some see the commodities boom as a bubble that will soon pop. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Public confidence is fragile after a torrid year that has seen a surge in the price of basic commodities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was just a commodity product. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Then when the laborers complete the production process, the capitalist sells the commodities for more money. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Commodity products make up the bulk of sales, said a company spokesman. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The bank will continue to trade financial products linked to oil and gas, precious metals and some products that track commodities indices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A weaker dollar and economic uncertainty hurt miners, as weaker economies use less commodities. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nowadays restaurants don't charge for salt but in the past it was such a precious commodity it was used as a form of trade. The Sun (2013)For commodities traders, shipping lines and banks, the costs have been punitive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The miner and commodities trader embarked on a plan in September to cut its $30 billion of debt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could, for example, buy an exchange traded commodity fund that tracks the price of corn. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A commodity is something that is not valued for what it is, but for what it may be exchanged for. Christianity Today (2000)The investment banking arm has delivered strong profits growth in recent years by pushing both its clients' and its own capital into commodities and currency speculation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In addition, it owns numerous mines directly, but the company is best known as a commodities trader. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Otherwise, aside from buying bullion itself, exchange traded commodities are the most direct route into the precious metal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The index is made up of agricultural commodities used to produce ethanol, such as corn, sugar and wheat. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A crucial factor is the vast amount of raw commodities being consumed by China, particularly metals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'commodity'
In Common Usage. commodity is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'commodity'
British English: commodity NOUN
A commodity is something that is sold for money.
Prices went up on several basic commodities like bread and meat.
Definition of commodity from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.