Bloomberg Commodity Indices

Bloomberg Commodity Indices


The Bloomberg Commodity Indices, formerly known as the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Indices, track a single commodity or group of related commodities. For example, there are single commodity indices for coffee, sugar and cotton. These three commodities are considered “softs” and are part of the Bloomberg Softs Subindex, a group commodity index.


Symbol Group: Bloomberg Commodity Indices 

Publisher: Bloomberg Finance

Update Frequency: Intraday 

Online Source:

Current Symbols: Catalog link 


Some of these indices have the words “total return” in their name. A total return index includes any distributions, such as dividends, to provide a more realistic picture of investor return.

Chart Example

Bloomberg Indices

Bloomberg Indices

Symbol Sample

Bloomberg Indices

Click here for a current list and to see the starting date for these symbols. The example above shows a partial list of symbols. Note that the starting dates are shown in the symbol catalog under the “first data point” column.

Users can find symbols for Bloomberg Commodity Indices by searching for “bloomberg and indx” in the symbol catalog (without quotations). The “and” ensures that each term is required.

Bloomberg Indices