Mini-Sized Corn Futures


Mini-Corn futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade under ticker symbol YC in cents per bushel. For electronic trading sessions, the symbol XC is used.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month Mini-Corn futures prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in cents per bushel.

Delivery Dates

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

The following is a table with mini-sized corn 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, 2009YCYC/H9-CB
May, 2009YCK9YC/K9-CB
July, 2009YCN9YC/N9-CB
September, 2009YCU9YC/U9-CB
December, 2009YCZ9YC/Z9-CM

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Mini-Corn futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade is 1,000 bushels.[1]

Daily Price Limit

$0.30 per bushel expandable to $0.45 and then to $0.70 when the market closes at limit bid or limit offer. There shall be no price limits on the current month contract on or after the second business day preceding the first day of the delivery month.[1]

Trading Hours

  • On the CME Globex electronic platform: 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM and 9:30 AM - 1:45 PM US central time, Sunday - Friday.[1]
  • Open Outcry (pit session): Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 1:45 PM, US central time.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of Mini-Corn futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade ends on the business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Mini-Corn grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade are: #2 Yellow at contract Price, #1 Yellow at a 1.5 cent/bushel premium #3 Yellow at a 1.5 cent/bushel discount.[1]

Mini-Sized vs. Regular Corn Futures

Mini-Sized Corn Futures are identical in every way to the standard Corn Futures traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) except that the contract size is significantly smaller (1000 bushels vs. 5000 bushels) compared to standard Corn Futures.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The Chicago Board of Trade's contract specification for Mini-Corn futures
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