List of commodities exchanges

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The floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, a major commodities exchange in the United States.
Main article: Commodity market

A commodities exchange is an exchange where various commodities and derivatives products are traded. Most commodity markets across the world trade in agricultural products and other raw materials (like wheat, barley, sugar, maize, cotton, cocoa, coffee, milk products, pork bellies, oil, metals, etc.) and contracts based on them. These contracts can include spot prices, forwards, futures and options on futures. Other sophisticated products may include interest rates, environmental instruments, swaps, or ocean freight contracts.

Commodities exchanges usually trade futures contracts on commodities, such as trading contracts to receive something, say corn, in a certain month. A farmer raising corn can sell a future contract on his corn, which will not be harvested for several months, and guarantee the price he will be paid when he delivers; a breakfast cereal producer buys the contract now and guarantees the price will not go up when it is delivered. This protects the farmer from price drops and the buyer from price rises.

Speculators and investors also buy and sell the futures contracts in attempt to make a profit and provide liquidity to the system. However, due to the financial leverage provided to traders by the exchange, commodity futures traders face a substantial risk.[1]

Commodities exchanges across the world[edit]

Main commodity exchanges worldwide:

Africa[edit]

Exchange Abbreviation Location Product Types
Africa Mercantile Exchange AfMX Nairobi, Kenya Agricultural, Energy
Nairobi Coffee Exchange NCE Nairobi, Kenya Coffee
Ethiopia Commodity Exchange ECX Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Agricultural
EAST Africa Exchange Rwanda[2] EAX Kigali, Rwanda Agricultural
Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa[3] ACE Lilongwe, Malawi
Auction Holding Commodity Exchange[4] AHCX Lilongwe, Malawi Agricultural
Mercantile Exchange of Madagascar[5] MEX Antananarivo, Madagascar Agricultural, Metals, Energy
Bourse Africa (previously GBOT)[6][7] Ebene City, Mauritius Metals, Forex
South African Futures Exchange (part of JSE Limited) JSE Sandton, South Africa Agricultural
Makola Agriculturals Exchange [8] Accra, Ghana Alternative Agricultural
Abuja Securities and Commodity Exchange ASCE Abuja, Nigeria Agricultural products

Americas[edit]

Exchange Abbreviation Location Product Types
Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange BMF São Paulo, Brazil Agricultural, Biofuels, Precious Metals
Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) CBOT Chicago, United States Grains, Ethanol, Treasuries, Equity Index, Metals
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) CME Chicago, United States Meats, Currencies, Eurodollars, Equity Index
Chicago Climate Exchange CCX Chicago, United States Emissions
Flett Exchange Jersey City, United States Environmental
HedgeStreet Exchange California, United States Energy, industrial Metals
HoustonStreet Exchange New Hampshire, United States Crude Oil, Distillates
Intercontinental Exchange ICE Atlanta, United States Energy, Emissions, Agricultural, Biofuels
Kansas City Board of Trade KCBT Kansas City, United States Agricultural
Memphis Cotton Exchange Memphis, United States Agricultural
Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires MATba Buenos Aires, Argentina Agricultural
Mercado a Termino de Rosario ROFEX Rosario, Argentina Financial, Agricultural
Minneapolis Grain Exchange MGEX Minneapolis, United States Agricultural
Nadex Exchange Chicago, United States Energy, industrial Metals
New York Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) NYMEX New York, United States Energy, Precious Metals, Industrial Metals
U.S. Futures Exchange USFE Chicago, United States Energy

Asia[edit]

Exchange Abbreviation Location Product Types
International Commodity Exchange Kazakhstan Almaty Kazakhstan Industrial and Mineral Products, Oil By-products and Petrochemicals, Agricultural
Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand AFET Bangkok Thailand Agricultural
Bangla Mercantile Exchange
Bursa Malaysia MDEX Malaysia Biofuels
Cambodian Mercantile Exchange CMEX Phnom Penh, Cambodia Energy, Industrial Metals, Rubber, Precious Metals, Agricultural
Central Japan Commodity Exchange Nagoya, Japan Energy, Industrial Metals, Rubber
Chittagong Tea Auction Chittagong, Bangladesh Tea
Dalian Commodity Exchange DCE Dalian, China Agricultural, Plastics, Energy
Dubai Mercantile Exchange DME Dubai Energy
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange DGCX Dubai Precious Metals
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange HKMEx Hong Kong Gold, Silver
Iran Mercantile Exchange IME Tehran, Iran Industrial and Mineral Products, Oil By-products and Petrochemicals, Agricultural
Iranian oil bourse IOB Kish Island, Iran Oil, Gas, Petrochemicals
Kansai Commodities Exchange KANEX Osaka, Japan Agricultural
Commodities & Metal Exchange Nepal Ltd. COMEN Nepal Gold, Silver
National Spot Exchange Limited [NSEL] Mumbai, India
Nepal Derivative Exchange Limited [NDEX] Kathmandu, Nepal Agricultural, Precious Metals, Base Metals, Energy
Mercantile Exchange Nepal Limited MEX Kathmandu, Nepal Agricultural, Bullion, Base Metals, Energy
Derivative and Commodity Exchange Nepal Ltd. DCX Kathmandu, Nepal Agricultural, Bullion, Base Metals, Energy
Nepal Spot Exchange Limited NSE Kathmandu, Nepal Agricultural, Bullion
Indian Commodity Exchange Limited ICEX India Energy, Precious Metals, Base Metals, Agricultural
Multi Commodity Exchange MCX India Precious Metals, Base Metals, Energy, Agricultural
National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange NCDEX India Precious Metals, Base Metals, Energy, Agricultural
National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd NMCE India Precious Metals, Base Metals, Agricultural
Ace Derivatives & Commodity Exchange Ltd. ACE India Agricultural
Bhatinda Om & Oil Exchange Ltd. BOOE India Agricultural
Universal Commodity Exchange UCX India Agricultural, Energy, Precious Metals
Pakistan Mercantile Exchange PMEX Pakistan Precious Metals, Agricultural Products, Crude Oil, Interest Rate Future
Shanghai Futures Exchange Shanghai, China Industrial metals, Gold, Petrochemicals, Rubber
Shanghai Gold Exchange Shanghai, China Precious Metals
Singapore Commodity Exchange SICOM Singapore Agricultural, Rubber
Singapore Mercantile Exchange SMX Singapore Precious Metals, Base Metals, Agricultural, Energy
Uzbek Commodity Exchange UZEX Tashkent, Uzbekistan Metals, crude oil products, chemicals, base oils, LPG and polyethylene, sugar, agricultural, etc.
Tokyo Commodity Exchange TOCOM Tokyo, Japan Energy, Precious Metals, Industrial Metals, Agricultural
Tokyo Grain Exchange TGE Tokyo, Japan Agricultural
Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange CZCE Zhengzhou, China Agricultural, PTA
Vietnam Commodity Exchange VNX Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam Coffee, Rubber, Steel
Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Exchange Center BCEC Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam Coffee

Europe[edit]

Exchange Abbreviation Location Product Types Life Time
APX-ENDEX APX-ENDEX Amsterdam, Netherlands Energy
Trieste Commodity Exchange BMTS Trieste, Italy Agricultural
Commodity Exchange Bratislava, JSC CEB Bratislava, Slovakia Emissions, Agricultural, Diamonds
Climex CLIMEX Amsterdam, Netherlands Emissions
Deutsche Börse/Eurex DBAG/EUREX Frankfurt, Deutschland Agricultural, Metals, ETCs, Commodities Index
European Climate Exchange ECX London, UK Emissions founded in 2005, acquired by ICE in 2010 and merged into ICE Futures Europe
European Energy Exchange EEX Leipzig, Deutschland Power, Natural Gas, Emissions, Coal
Energy Exchange Austria EXAA Vienna, Austria Energy, Emissions
ICE Futures Europe London, UK Power, Emissions, Ferrous Metals, Freight
Integrated Nano-Science & Commodity Exchange INSCX United Kingdom Nanomaterials
London Commodity Exchange LCE London, UK Agricultural Merged into LIFFE in 1996
NYSE Liffe LIFFE Europe Agricultural Founded in 1982, merged into Euronext in 2002
London Metal Exchange LME London, UK Industrial Metals, Plastics
Power Exchange Centra Europe[9] PXE Prague, Czech Republic Power

Oceania[edit]

Exchange Abbreviation Location Product Types
Australian Securities Exchange ASX Sydney, Australia Agricultural, Energy
ABX Global ABX Brisbane, Australia Precious Metals

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