List of traded commodities

The following is a list of traded commodities.


Grains, food and fiber

Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Trading Symbol [1]
Corn CBOT 5000 bu C/ZC (Electronic)
Corn EURONEXT 50 tons EMA
Oats CBOT 5000 bu O/ZO (Electronic)
Rough Rice CBOT 2000 cwt ZR
Soybeans CBOT 5000 bu S/ZS (Electronic)
Rapeseed EURONEXT 50 tons ECO
Soybean Meal CBOT 100 short tons SM/ZM (Electronic)
Soybean Oil CBOT 60,000 lb BO/ZL (Electronic)
Wheat CBOT 5000 bu W/ZW (Electronic)
Wheat EURONEXT 50 tons EBL
Milk Chicago Mercantile Exchange 200,000 lbs DC
Cocoa ICE 10 tons CC
Coffee C ICE 37,500 lb KC
Cotton No.2 ICE 50,000 lb CT
Sugar No.11 ICE 112,000 lb SB
Sugar No.14 ICE 112,000 lb SE
Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice ICE 15,000 lbs FCOJ-A
Adzuki bean TOCOM 2400 kg

Livestock and meat

CommodityContract SizeCurrencyMain ExchangeTrading Symbol
Lean Hogs40,000 lb (20 tons)USD ($)Chicago Mercantile ExchangeHE
Live Cattle40,000 lb (20 tons)USD ($)Chicago Mercantile ExchangeLE
Feeder Cattle50,000 lb (25 tons)USD ($)Chicago Mercantile ExchangeFC


Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Trading 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
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

Commodity Main Exchange Contract Size Trading 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



CommodityUnitCurrencyMain ExchangeSymbol
CopperMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange, New YorkHG
LeadMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
ZincMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
TinMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
AluminiumMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange, New York
Aluminium alloyMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
NickelMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
CobaltMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
MolybdenumMetric TonUSD ($)London Metal Exchange
Recycled steelMetric TonUSD ($)Rotterdam


CommodityUnitCurrencyMain ExchangeSymbol
Goldtroy ounceUSD ($)COMEXGC
Platinumtroy ounceUSD ($)NYMEXPL
Palladiumtroy ounceUSD ($)NYMEXPA
Silvertroy ounceUSD ($)COMEXSI


Palm Oil1000 kgMalaysian Ringgit (RM)Bursa Malaysia
Rubber1 kgUS cents (¢)TOCOM
Wool1 kgAUD ($)ASX
Amber1 kgRub (₽)Saint Petersburg "Bourse"

List of largest global commodities trading companies

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

Commodity exchanges and regulators


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


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