About Cyclope

Cyclope is a study group specialised in the analysis of global raw materials and commodities markets. It takes its name from the Cyclope Yearbook published every year since 1986 by Editions Economica.

Cyclope is headed by Philippe Chalmin (Blog), professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine and a consultant to international organisations (OECD, EEC, UNCTAD)

The study group functions as an international network and brings together more than fifty market specialists from around the world.



The French CyclOpe Report 2018, ” Der Himmel lacht ! Die Erde jubilieret”
will be published on May 16
It is now available for sale in French and in English under the heading memberships
and publications or here.


32th Report on the Cycles and Trends of Products and Trade

‘Heaven Smiles, The Earth Rejoices’, the title of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata
BWV 31, is a good illustration of the world economy and its markets as
described in the thirty-second CyclOpe report.

Virtually all economies on the planet have found their way back to growth and shaken
off the final dregs of the 2008 crisis. The markets themselves have rebounded sharply.

However, more than a year into Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States and with the strengthening of Russian, Chinese and Indian leadership, political tensions have by no means been quelled.

Produced since 1986 by a team of sixty experts united around Philippe Chalmin,
Professor at Paris-Dauphine University, and Yves Jégourel of the University of Bordeaux, CyclOpe presents an analysis of all these tensions through the prism of the global raw materials and commodities markets – in the broadest sense, from art to zirconium.