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MRDS commodity codes

In some downloadable packages or web services for MRDS, the commodities are abbreviated using short codes rather than full names. This table gives the codes and their meanings.

Also available as tab-delimited text.

Code Commodity name
ABRAbrasive
ABR_CAbrasive, Corundum
ABR_EAbrasive, Emery
ABR_GAbrasive, Garnet
AGSilver
AG_RSilver, Refinery
ALAluminum
AL_CAluminum, Contained Or Metal
AL_CLYAluminum, High Alumina Clay
ANDAndalusite
ASArsenic
ASBAsbestos
ASHAsh
AUGold
AU_RGold, Refinery
BBoron-Borates
BABarium-Barite
BEBeryllium
BIBismuth
BRBromine
CACalcium
CDCadmium
CEMCement Rock
CLChlorine
CLYClay
CLY_BCClay, Ball Clay
CLY_BKClay, Brick
CLY_BMClay, Bloating Material
CLY_BNClay, Bentonite
CLY_CClay, Chlorite
CLY_FEClay, Fullers Earth
CLY_FRClay, Fire (Refractory)
CLY_GLClay, Glauconite
CLY_GNClay, General
CLY_HClay, Hectorite
CLY_KClay, Kaolin
CLY_MClay, Montmorillonite
COCobalt
CO2Carbon Dioxide
COACoal
COA_ACoal, Anthracite
COA_BCoal, Bituminous
COA_LCoal, Lignite
COA_SCoal, Subbituminous
CRChromium
CR_FChromium, Ferrochrome
CSCesium
CUCopper
CU_OCopper, Oxide
CU_SCopper, Sulfide
DITDiatomite
DOLDolomite
_EEnergy
FFluorine-Fluorite
FEIron
FE_PIron, Pig Iron
FE_PYRIron, Pyrite
FLDFeldspar
FLNFlint
GAGallium
GASNatural Gas
GEGermanium
GEMGemstone
GEM_DGemstone, Diamond
GEM_EGemstone, Emerald
GEM_JGemstone, Jade
GEM_RGemstone, Ruby
GEM_SAGemstone, Sapphire
GEM_SPGemstone, Semiprecious
GEOGeothermal
GRFGraphite
GRF_CGraphite, Carbon
GRTGranite
GYPGypsum-Anhydrite
GYP_AGypsum-Anhydrite, Alabaster
HHydrogen
H2OWater
HEHelium
HFHafnium
HGMercury
IIodine
INIndium
KPotassium
K_APotassium, Alum
KYNKyanite
LILithium
LSTLimestone
LST_CLimestone, High Calcium
LST_DLimestone, Dimension
LST_PLimestone, Ultra Pure
LWAAggregate, Light Weight
_MMetal
MBLMarble
MGMagnesite
MICMica
MNManganese
MN_FManganese, Ferromanganese
MOMolybdenum
MPGMineral Pigments
NNitrogen-Nitrates
_NNonmetal
NASodium
NA_HSodium, Halite
NA_SSodium, Salt
NBNiobium
NINickel
NI_LNickel, Laterite
NI_RNickel, Refiner
NI_SNickel, Smelter
OILPetroleum (Oil)
OIL_GPetroleum (Oil), Gilsonite
OIL_RPetroleum (Oil), Rock Asphalt
OIL_SAPetroleum (Oil), Oil Sands
OIL_SHPetroleum (Oil), Oil Shale
OLVOlivine
PPhosphorus-Phosphates
PBLead
PB_RLead, Refiner
PB_SLead, Smelter
PEAPeat
PERPerlite
PGEplatinum-group elements
PGE_IRIridium
PGE_OSOsmium
PGE_PDPalladium
PGE_PTPlatinum
PGE_RHRhodium
PGE_RURuthenium
PPYPyrophyllite
PUMPumice
PYRPyrite
QTZQuartz
RARadium
RBRubidium
RERhenium
REErare earth elements
SSulfur
S_ASulfur, Sulfuric Acid
SBAntimony
SCScandium
SDSand
SDGSand and Gravel
SESelenium
SILSilica
SIL_FSilica, Ferrosilicon
SLASlate
SNTin
SN_TTin, Tailings
S_PSulfur, Iron Pyrite
SRStrontium
STAStaurolite
STNStone
STN_CStone, Crushed/Broken
STN_DStone, Dimension
STN_FFlagstone
SULSulfides
TATantalum
TA_STantalum, Tin Slag
TETellurium
THThorium
TITitanium
TI_HMTitanium, Heavy Minerals
TI_ITitanium, Ilmenite
TI_MTitanium, Metal
TI_PTitanium, Pigment
TI_RTitanium, Rutile
TLThallium
TLCTalc-Soapstone
TRATravertine
UUranium
VVanadium
VOLVolcanic Materials
VRMVermiculite
WTungsten
W_CTungsten, Mill Concentrate
WOLWollastonite
W_RTungsten, Refinery
ZEOZeolites
ZNZinc
ZN_RZinc, Refiner
ZN_SZinc, Smelter
ZRZirconium