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Symbol Search & Directories

S&P Global Platts symbol directories list Platts time-series price codes and related descriptive information grouped by commodity and data category. Page directories provide a page guide to our real-time news and alert services.




Using the box above you can search for details and description information up to five Platts Symbols at a time. Enter the symbols separated by comma. An error message will be displayed for any symbol not recognized. Unrecognized symbols might be due to a type as both active and discontinued symbols are available in our database.


Symbol Directories

Platts symbol directories are updated every one to two months in spreadsheet form. Please check the new code announcements page here for any new symbols added in the interim. Symbol lists in a text and comma-delimited format, updated weekly, are also available via anonymous login at on our FTP site.


* To view the M2MS active files, please save the files to your computer first and then open them. Because it is a larger file, it cannot be opened directly from this page.


For directions on how to use Platts symbols directories, and for other sources of information on Platts symbols, click here.


Read the Platts M2MS Market Data Symbol Logic Specification here.


Please note that some of the directories are large files. Where possible, we have indicated the file size. The time the download takes will vary considerably depending on your internet connection and other factors.


If you experience difficulty downloading a file, you can request it via email. Please make sure to include your email address and which directory you would like sent to you.


You can also sign up for a free email notification service that will alert you to new datacodes as they are created. Click here to go to the registration page and select "New & Discontinued Price Symbols" under Email Alerts. If you are not already registered on platts.com, you will be prompted to do that first. Registration is free and will only take a moment.


If you do not have a spreadsheet program, click here to obtain a free spreadsheet viewer. In the 'Search for a download' section, enter Product Technology 'Excel' and Keyword 'viewer.'


Page Directories

Platts offers the following directories:


Last Updated: June 2018