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Sugar #11 Futures Contract Specs

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Futures Contract Specifications

The sugar contract specifications tell you how the sugar futures trade, not how to trade sugar futures. Before you consider opening a commodity futures account you should consult with a licensed commodities broker.

Sugar Futures 

Trading Unit
112,000 pounds.

Price Quotation
U.S. dollars and cents per pound.

Minimum Price Fluctuations
The minimum price increment shall be one hundredth of a cent ($.0001) per pound.

Trading Hours (all times are New York time)
The contracts are available for trading on the CME Globex® trading platform from 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays, Eastern Time, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM. Off-Exchange transactions can be submitted solely for clearing to the NYMEX ClearPort® clearing website as an exchange of futures for swaps (EFS) or exchange of futures for physicals (EFP) transaction until 5:15 PM, Monday through Friday, and the day preceding a holiday.

Trading Months
A March, May, July and October cycle for 24 Months. Termination of Trading

Trading ceases at the close of business immediately preceding the first notice day on the New York Board of Trade.


Margin Requirements

Margins are required for open futures positions.

Trading Symbol


Sugar Futures Specifications

Click on the link above to download a printable .pdf reference sheet entitled “ICE Futures US Sugar No. 11 Futures” which contains the current sugar futures contract specifications. The Sugar No. 11 contract is the world benchmark contract for raw sugar trading. The contract prices the physical delivery of raw cane sugar, free-on-board the receiver’s vessel to a port within the country of origin of the sugar.

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