Agrimoney.com  May 30  Comment 
Cocoa futures jump 6%, amid short-covering attributed in part to talk that Cote d'Ivoire has already sold a stack of its 2017-18 crop
Agrimoney.com  Apr 13  Comment 
Wheat prices ease as investors voice concerns on the slow pace of US shipments, while cocoa futures plumb new lows on weak demand
Agrimoney.com  Apr 12  Comment 
Grain prices rise, as traders bet that all the bearish news has now been factored in, while cocoa futures tumble on disappointing demand
Agrimoney.com  Apr 7  Comment 
Cocoa futures break back below $2,000 a tonne for the first time in week, pressured by technical selling, and the heft West African crop
The Times of India  Mar 23  Comment 
GLOBAL-SOFTS/ (UPDATE 1):SOFTS-Raw sugar rises from 10-month low, cocoa futures advance
Agrimoney.com  Mar 20  Comment 
Cocoa futures soar, as market appears to have made a bottom, while cotton market falls back from multi-year highs
Benzinga  Mar 15  Comment 
May New York Cocoa is trading at 2044, down 14 $/MT. July New York Cocoa is trading at 2047, down 12 $/MT. New York Cocoa futures are trading choppy and the early session gains have been erased. Market chatter about global demand for...
Benzinga  Mar 14  Comment 
May New York Cocoa is trading at 2035, up 18 $/MT. July New York Cocoa is trading at 2035, up 18 $/MT. New York Cocoa futures are trading choppy and some early session gains have eroded. In other New York Soft commodities; May Coffee...
Benzinga  Mar 13  Comment 
May New York Cocoa is trading at 1997, up 63 $/MT. July New York Cocoa is trading at 1997, up 55 $/MT. New York Cocoa futures are trading higher after steady trade early in the day. Trading is choppy. In other New York Soft commodities;...
Benzinga  Mar 13  Comment 
May New York Cocoa is trading at 1938, up 4 $/MT. July New York Cocoa is trading at 1946, up 4 $/MT. New York Cocoa futures are trading steady to higher early in the session. Market chatter about West African cocoa supplies and global cocoa...


Cocoa futures are traded on the ICE Exchange under ticker symbol CC in dollars per metric ton. [1]

The chart at left shows front-month cocoa futures prices on the ICE Exchange in dollars per metric ton.

Delivery Dates

Cocoa futures are delivered every year in March, May, July, September, & December.[1]

The following is a table with cocoa futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
March, 2009CCH9CC/H9-NM
May, 2009CCK9CC/K9-NM
July, 2009CCN9CC/N9-NM
September, 2009CCU9CC/U9-NM
December, 2009CCZ9CC/Z9-NM

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Cocoa futures contract on the ICE Exchange is 10 metric tons.[1]

Daily Price Limit

There is no daily price limit for Cocoa Futures on the ICE Exchange.[1]

Trading Hours

Cocoa futures contracts are traded everyday exclusively on the ICE Trading Platform from 9:00am to 7:00pm Greenwich Mean Time (4:00am to 2:00pm Eastern).[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of Cocoa futures contracts on the ICE Exchange ends on the business day immediately preceding the first notice day on the New York Board of Trade..[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Cocoa grades for futures contracts on the ICE Exchange are: The growth of any country or clime, including new or yet unknown growths. Growths are divided into three classifications. Group A–Deliverable at a premium of $160/ton (including main crops of Ghana, Lome Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone). Group B–Deliverable at a premium of $80/ton (includes Bahia, Arriba, Venezuela, Sanchez among others). Group C–Deliverable at par (includes Haiti, Malaysia and all others).[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The ICE Exchange's contract specification for Cocoa futures
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