Introducing Platts Market Data Excel Add-In and API

Whether you’re a trader, risk manager or analyst, accessing Platts Market Data Excel Add-In or API will save you both time and effort. Platts Excel® Add-In and API functionality mean you receive our market data seconds after it’s been published and avoid laborious data category searches.

Your direct route to increased competitiveness

In the ever-changing global commodities markets, the sooner you get straight to the prices of interest the more time you have to make critical business decisions. It’s why we’ve evolved Platts Market Data to help you access and interpret our energy, petrochemicals, metals, shipping and agriculture data faster and easier than ever before.

Saving you time and effort

With our Platts Excel® Add-In and API you can begin and end every working day with exactly the data you’re looking for.

The API streams real-time prices, historical and reference data directly from Platts and integrates them into your proprietary systems. Alternatively, the data can be accessed via an intuitive Excel Add-In, which helps speed up your searches and simplifies data interrogation. Flexible delivery options mean you can choose to receive your data via the Excel® Add-In, API, or both.

Helping you access the data you need

Time is of the essence in the ever-changing global commodity markets. In this world of prices, how do you get straight to the points of interest?

Keep on top of latest trades
  • Integrate real-time Platts Market Data into your proprietary systems and avoid manual input errors with a Platts API feed.
  • Search for specific symbols and their descriptions as well as reference and historical data.
  • Easy access to historical data makes back testing strategies even easier.
Plan long-term
  • View real-time, historical and reference data and the trending chart all on one screen.
  • Simplify your analysis of cross-asset price movements using pre-configured templates.
  • Monitor all the latest prices, movements and corrections for symbols of interest by setting up watch lists and alerts that immediately update your time series charts.
Cross-reference sources
  • Assess market movements quickly by integrating Platts Market Data prices directly into your workbooks and models and cross-referencing them with your other data sources.

With Platts Market Data Excel® Add-In you can begin and end every working day with exactly the data you are looking for.

Validate curves
  • Avoid manual scraping and inputting of data by receiving Platts Market Data directly into your systems via the API or accessing it using the Excel® Add-In.
Reporting & valuation
  • Update your P&< easily by integrating data sets and prices directly into your workbooks and models.
Fair Value assessments
  • Ensure your fair value assessments are robust by receiving the latest prices and corrections directly from Platts.
Analytics & models
  • Search for symbols and their descriptions within a category, as well as for reference and historical data.
  • Monitor the latest prices, movements and corrections by setting up and saving tailor made watch lists and alerts.
  • Cross-reference data sources efficiently with synchronized refreshment of your databases directly from Platts.

Platts Market Data Excel® Add-In and API functionality means there’s no need to search an entire market data category; simply select and save symbols of interest and receive them straight to your desktop.

Check price for market changes

  • Price movements can be easily integrated into your existing models using Platts Market Data Excel® Add-In functions.
  • Cross-reference and update data sources efficiently with synchronized refreshment of your databases directly via API from Platts.
  • Customize your analysis and save your chosen views with pre-configured templates.
  • Request and receive historical prices within minutes and assess the data with ease.

Manage price reports

  • Have more time to analyze Platts market-leading benchmarks by integrating Platts data directly into your existing systems via the API.
  • Enjoy access to all commodity reference data within the Platts portfolio, including the Platts Reference Standard data set.

Project global capacity

  • Make back testing your strategies easier with access to historical data via the Platts Excel® Add-In or Platts API.
  • Monitor all the latest prices, movements and corrections for symbols of interest by setting up watch lists and alerts that immediately update your time series charts, giving you more time to focus on in-depth analysis.

Analytics & models

  • Search for symbols and their descriptions within a category, as well as for reference and historical data.
  • Monitor the latest prices, movements and corrections by setting up and saving tailor made watch lists and alerts.
  • Cross-reference data sources efficiently with synchronized refreshment of your databases directly from Platts.

Excel Add-In/API

Platts Market Data Excel® Add-In

Our intuitive Excel add-in enables you to simplify and save the daily searches required to populate your own Excel workbooks. All the Platts market data to which you subscribe is loaded directly into Excel. This not only means you receive prices to your desktop faster than ever, but it also enables you to integrate them straight into your models. What’s more, there’s no new software needed.

Platts Market Data API

Data is streamed directly via an API from Platts straight into your proprietary systems seconds after it’s published.

Seamless integration, seamless implementation
With Platts Market Data API the integration of data into your systems is seamless. We believe the implementation should be, too.

Take the free trial

Complete the form below to receive a free four week trial to Platts Market Data Excel® Add-In

Contact Us

For further information, please call the Platts office in your region:

Asia Pacific

+65-6532-2800

North America

+1-800-PLATTS8 (toll-free)

Europe

+44-20-7176-6111