Western Barley Futures

Commodity Online  Jan 9  Comment 
On spot markets, loose prices for Barley are prevailing at Rs.1150-1200 per 100 kg. There is a continuous export demand that has been observed.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 27  Comment 
Barley futures declined by 2 per cent on Tuesday on reports of sowing picking up in the growing areas. The grains counter as a whole ended on a bearish note on account of weak global cues.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 22  Comment 
Barley futures surged by 3 per cent on Thursday with the December series topping Rs 1,460 a quintal.Increased buying by traders, thinning arrivals, coupled with demand from the beer and fee...
The Economic Times  Sep 6  Comment 
Barley prices firmed up by Rs 14 to Rs 1,185 per quintal in futures trading today on increased buying by speculators, following special margins by the exchange authorities.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 31  Comment 
Barely continued to lose froth as futures and spot prices continued to decline on Friday. With monsoon making up in August for the deficiency and lashing growing areas, speculators have...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 19  Comment 
Barley futures on MCX may trade on the higher side due to dwindling arrivals in the spot market. However, profit booking may lead to occasional dip in prices. The poor rainfall...
Marketwire  Oct 18  Comment 
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/11 -- Directors and members of the Western Barley Growers Association (WBGA) were present when Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz reiterated on Monday the importance of providing marketing freedom to Western
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 28  Comment 
Barley prices recovered by Rs 24 to Rs 1,372 per quintal at the futures trading today on short-covering by traders at prevailing lower levels.Market analysts said traders enlarged their hol...


Western Barley futures are traded on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange under ticker symbol AB in Canadian dollars per tonne.[1]

The chart at left displays the front-month Western Barley prices on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in Canadian dollars per ton.

Delivery Dates

Western Barley futures are delivered every year in March, May, July, October, and December.[1]

The following is a table with Western Barley 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, 2009ABH9AB/H9-WC
May, 2009ABK9AB/K9-WC
July, 2009ABN9AB/N9-WC
October, 2009ABV9AB/V9-WC
December, 2009ABZ9AB/Z9-WC

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Western Barley futures contract on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange is 20 tonnes.[1]

Tick Value

$0.10/tonne ($2.00/contract).[1]

Daily Price Limit

$15.00/tonne above or below previous settlement.[1]

Trading Hours

  • On the CME Globex electronic platform: 9:00 PM until 2:15 PM, New York Time.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading Day preceding the fifteenth calendar day of the delivery month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Contract deliverable grades shall be based on primary elevator grade standards as established by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).Non-commercially clean Canadian barley with maximum dockage of 2%; all other specifications to meet No. 1 Canada Western (CW) barley at par; or Deliverable at $5.00/net tonne discount: same specs as above with a minimum testweight of 288 grams/0.5 litre but less than 303 grams/0.5 litre; or Deliverable at $15.00/net tonne discount: same specs as above with a minimum testweight of 276 grams/0.5 litre but less than 288 grams/0.5 litre; or Deliverable at $2.00/net tonne premium: same specs as above with a test weight of at least 312 grams/0.5 litre.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange's contract specification for Western Barley futures
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