Mondo Visione  Jan 27  Comment 
First physically delivered, euro-denominated Cocoa futures to provide ease of access and improved conditions for cash-market price convergence U.S. dollar-denominated, cash-settled Cocoa futures to enable margin offsets and arbitrage between...
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
NY March Cocoa is little changed during early trading after last week's decline. Cocoa has been one of the bright spots for improving global demand in foodstuff's. Friday's fourth quarter Asian grinding data was worse than expected at a 17.2...
Mondo Visione  Jan 20  Comment 
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Singapore-based Olam International, Ltd. (Olam International), which operates a futures trading desk in London,...
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
March NY Cocoa is trading at 2948, up 6 in early trading Tuesday morning. Market talk is focusing on more demand data. Asian quarterly grind numbers are due out this week. Chatter about poor demand European demand and general long liquidation...
Benzinga  Jan 7  Comment 
NY Sugar futures lower after Tuesday's advance. March Sugar is trading at 14.74, down 0.13. Cocoa futures are steady in quiet trading. March Cocoa is up 9 at 2911. Market talk about the chance for a possible supply-demand deficit in Sugar for...
Benzinga  Jan 6  Comment 
March NY Cocoa futures are lower in early trading Tuesday. Unfavorable weather for the Ivory Coast region was friendly for Cocoa prices on Monday. March Cocoa is 15 lower Tuesday morning at 2929. Market talk has traders looking for signs of...
Benzinga  Jan 5  Comment 
March Cocoa settled higher at 2944, up 17. Chatter about global production deficits for 2015 is supporting a positive tone, however, there has been no real change in cocoa's supply. Market talk indicates traders are looking ahead to Cocoa...
Benzinga  Jan 2  Comment 
March Coffee is trading lower on Friday. Supply remains the driving force for trading. Moving lower at the onset of the new year is driving chatter about secondary coffee regions in the southern hemisphere expanding production. Weak Brazil Equity...
Agrimoney.com  Dec 31  Comment 
Cocoa futures fulfilled early-year expectations by rising in 2014, helped by ideas of structural output deficit. But has the theme been overplayed?


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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