Mondo Visione  Feb 15  Comment 
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Copper futures open interest surpassed 300,000 contracts for the first time on Monday, February 13, 2017. Copper ended the trading session with a total of...
Financial Times  Feb 13  Comment 
Strike at Chile’s Escondida mine hangs over market
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 29  Comment 
Shanghai copper futures followed the London contract lower on Thursday as the US dollar sagged in Asia, with light trading in commodities and questions over whether the widely used metal can maintain ...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 6  Comment 
The MCX- copper futures contract has been in a prolonged sideways range movement between ₹300 and ₹340 per kg. Within this range, the contract has reversed sharply after touching a low of around ₹310 ...
Mondo Visione  Jun 17  Comment 
On 16 June 2016, the final settlement price was determined for the copper futures contracts: CU-6.16: RUB 304,415.50 per ton.
newratings.com  Mar 11  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Asian shares rose across the board on Friday, shrugging off a subdued start early in the day on anxiety about the dissipating power of global central banks to fight sluggish economic growth and boost inflation. Copper futures...
MarketWatch  Mar 3  Comment 
Copper futures are bouncing off multiyear lows and may be entering a “new bull phase.”
The Times of India  Oct 29  Comment 
Copper futures fell 0.34 per cent to Rs 340.25 per kg on Thursday as speculators trimmed positions amid a weak trend in global markets.
The Australian  Aug 27  Comment 
Copper futures have been boosted by a Chinese market rally which lifted commodities across the board.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 19  Comment 
Copper futures dipped below $5,000 for the first time since the financial crisis, dropping below a key level in a market that has been hit hard by mounting concerns over the health of China’s economy.


COMEX Copper futures are traded on the COMEX division of the NYMEX under ticker symbol HG in U.S. cents per pound.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month copper prices on the Commodities Exchange (COMEX) in U.S. cents per pound.

Delivery Dates

COMEX Copper futures are delivered every year in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December (all months).[1]

The following is a table with COMEX Copper 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
January, 2009HGF9HG/F9-NC
February, 2009HGG9HG/G9-NC
March, 2009HGH9HG/H9-NC
April, 2009HGJ9HG/J9-NC
May, 2009HGK9HG/K9-NC
June, 2009HGM9HG/M9-NC
July, 2009HGN9HG/N9-NC
August, 2009HGQ9HG/Q9-NC
September, 2009HGU9HG/U9-NC
October, 2009HGV9HG/V9-NC
November, 2009HGX9HG/X9-NC
December, 2009HGZ9HG/Z9-NC

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One COMEX Copper futures contract on the COMEX division of the NYMEX is 25,000 pounds.[1]

Tick Value

Price changes are registered in multiples of five one-hundredths of one cent (0.05¢ or $0.0005) per pound, equivalent to $12.50 per contract. A fluctuation of one cent (1¢ or $0.01) is equivalent to $250 per contract.[1]

Daily Price Limit


Trading Hours

  • On the CME Globex electronic platform: 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM, New York Time.[1]
  • Open Outcry (pit session): 8:10 AM until 1:00 PM, New York Time.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading terminates at the close of business on the third to last business day of the maturing delivery month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Grade 1 electrolytic copper conforming to the specification B115 as to chemical and physical requirements, as adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials, and of a brand approved and listed by the Exchange.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The COMEX division of the NYMEX's contract specification for COMEX Copper futures
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