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Is there any way to get the price of a commodity over the last 100 years?

(Specifically, I'm looking for the price of toilet paper; I want to chart it and try to estimate the year where a piece of toilet paper will be worth more than $1.)

  • I would think that location would be an issue, as prices vary by region (eg, see the Big Mac Index) – Joe Jul 21 '14 at 19:55
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Index Mundi has a lot of commodity data (present and historical) available to the public.

But I am not sure if you would find toilet paper on the list (lol) - it does not exactly fit the definition for a commodity:

"a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee."

http://www.indexmundi.com/commodities/

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