List of traded commodities

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The following is a list of Futures contracts on physically traded commodities.

Agricultural[edit]

Grains, food and fiber[edit]

Symbol from [1]

Commodity Main Exchange MIC Contract Size Symbol
Corn CBOT XCBT 5000 bu C/ZC (Electronic)
Corn EURONEXT 50 tons EMA
Corn DCE XDCE 10 metric tons c
Oats CBOT XCBT 5000 bu O/ZO (Electronic)
Rough Rice CBOT XCBT 2000 cwt ZR
Soybeans CBOT XCBT 5000 bu S/ZS (Electronic)
No 2. Soybean DCE XDCE 10 metric tons b
Rapeseed EURONEXT 50 tons ECO
Soybean Meal CBOT XCBT 100 short tons SM/ZM (Electronic)
Soy Meal DCE XDCE 10 metric tons m
Soybean Oil CBOT XCBT 60,000 lb BO/ZL (Electronic)
Soybean Oil DCE XDCE 10 metric tons y
Wheat CBOT XCBT 5000 bu W/ZW (Electronic)
Wheat EURONEXT 50 tons EBL
Milk CME XCME 200,000 lbs DC
Cocoa ICE IEPA 10 tons CC
Coffee C ICE IEPA 37,500 lb KC
Cotton No.2 ICE IEPA 50,000 lb CT
Sugar No.11 ICE IEPA 112,000 lb SB
Sugar No.14 ICE IEPA 112,000 lb SE
Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice ICE IEPA 15,000 lbs FCOJ-A
Adzuki bean OSE XOSE 2400 kg
Robusta coffee ICE IEPA 10,000kg

Livestock and meat[edit]

Commodity Contract Size Currency Main Exchange Symbol
Lean Hogs 40,000 lb (20 tons) USD ($) Chicago Mercantile Exchange HE
Live Cattle 40,000 lb (20 tons) USD ($) Chicago Mercantile Exchange LE
Feeder Cattle 50,000 lb (25 tons) USD ($) Chicago Mercantile Exchange GF

Energy[edit]

Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Symbol
WTI Crude Oil NYMEX, ICE 1000 bbl (42,000 U.S. gal) CL (NYMEX), WTI (ICE)
Brent Crude ICE 1000 bbl (42,000 U.S. gal) B
Ethanol CBOT 29,000 U.S. gal AC (Open Auction) ZE (Electronic)
Natural gas NYMEX 10,000 million BTU NG
Natural gas ICE 1,000 therms NBP
Heating Oil NYMEX 1000 bbl (42,000 U.S. gal) HO
Gulf Coast Gasoline NYMEX 1000 bbl (42,000 U.S. gal) LR
RBOB Gasoline (reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygen blending) NYMEX 1000 bbl (42,000 U.S. gal) RB
Propane NYMEX 1000 bbl (42,000 U.S. gal) PN
Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) ZCE 5 Tons TA

Forest Products[edit]

Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Symbol
Random Length Lumber Chicago Mercantile Exchange 110,000 nominal board feet LBS
Hardwood Pulp[2] Chicago Mercantile Exchange 20 metric tonnes HWP
Softwood Pulp[2] Chicago Mercantile Exchange 20 metric tonnes WP

Metals[edit]

Industrial[edit]

Commodity Contract Size Currency Main Exchange Symbol
LME Copper Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange, New York HG
Lead Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange
Zinc Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange
Tin Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange
Aluminium Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange, New York
Aluminium alloy Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange
LME Nickel Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange
Cobalt Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange
Molybdenum Metric Ton USD ($) London Metal Exchange

Precious[edit]

Commodity Contract Size Currency Main Exchange Symbol
Gold 100 troy ounces USD ($) COMEX GC
Platinum 50 troy ounces USD ($) NYMEX PL
Palladium 100 troy ounces USD ($) NYMEX PA
Silver 5,000 troy ounces USD ($) COMEX SI

Other[edit]

Commodity Contract Size Currency Main Exchange
Palm Oil 1000 kg Malaysian Ringgit (RM) Bursa Malaysia
Rubber 5000 kg US cents (¢) TOCOM
Wool 2500 kg AUD ($) ASX
Amber 1 kg Rub (₽) Saint Petersburg "Bourse"

List of largest global commodities trading companies[edit]

  1. Dangote
  2. Vitol
  3. Glencore International AG
  4. Trafigura
  5. Cargill
  6. Salam Investment
  7. Archer Daniels Midland
  8. Gunvor (company)
  9. Beddu-Trading
  10. Mercuria Energy Group
  11. Noble Group
  12. Louis Dreyfus Group
  13. Bunge Limited
  14. Wilmar International
  15. Olam International
  16. Cannon Trading Company
  17. Prime Trading, LLC
  18. Knarr Bank

Commodity exchanges and regulators[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "CME Group Website". cmegroup.com. CME Group. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  2. ^ a b CME Group. "Softwood and Hardwood Pulp Futures and Options" (PDF). Retrieved November 11, 2019.

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