Frozen Pork Bellies futures were traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange until July 2012. They were traded under ticker symbol PB in cents per pound, but for electronic trading sessions, the symbol GBP is used.
Pork Bellies are the underside of a pig (the "belly") from which bacon is made. It is one of the two primary types of pork futures contracts commonly traded, the other being Lean Hogs.
The chart at left shows front-month Pork Bellies futures prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in cents per pounds.
Frozen Pork Bellies futures are delivered every year in February, March, May, July, & August.
The following is a table with Pork Bellies futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.
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One Frozen Pork Bellies futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is 40,000 pounds.
$.03 per pound above or below previous day's settlement price; expandable to $.045 per pound.
Trading of Frozen Pork Bellies futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ends on the business day immediately preceding the last 3 business days of the contract month, 12:00 p.m..
Deliverable Frozen Pork Bellies grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are: 12-18 pound frozen pork bellies.