Yokohama Commodity Exchange
As of 1 April 2006 the exchange merged into the Tokyo Grain Exchange (東京穀物商品取引所), with silk and vegetables contracts moved there. The exchange's closure was due to declining trading volumes. Although 2005 and 2006 were boom times in commodity speculation in other areas like oil and metals, that action didn't extend to Yokohama.
Y-COM's end as a separate organisation was another in an ongoing consolidation of exchanges in Japan. In 1983 for instance there were 19 regional exchanges, with the closure of Y-COM there remained only 6.
Commodities traded were
- Potatoes — Japanese produced Dansyaku size "L"
- Japanese raw silk — 27 denier 3A produced in Japan
- Vegetables — cash settled average of several vegetable prices
In the past dried cocoons were traded.
- Yokohama Commodity Exchange web site Archived October 30, 2005, at the Wayback Machine., as at 2005 (site now gone)
- Exchange History page Archived September 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. at the Tokyo Grain Exchange (as at May 2006)
- Japan's Commodities Exchanges Falter as Internet Trades Surge by Hector Forster and Fumishige Asanogold, Bloomberg news, 27 April 2006
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