Agrimoney.com  Oct 20  Comment 
Cocoa futures gain, as disappointment at North America grinding data is tempered by better statistics from Asia, and by chart factors
Agrimoney.com  Oct 16  Comment 
... says Judith Ganes-Chase, flagging "production risks" at a time when improved grinding margins are encouraging processor demand
Agrimoney.com  Oct 12  Comment 
Europe's cocoa processing volumes set a record for the the July-to-September quarter, spurring talk of upgrades to demand estimates
Agrimoney.com  Oct 11  Comment 
Europe's cocoa processing volumes fo set a record for the the July-to-September quarter, spurring talk of upgrades to demand estimates
Agrimoney.com  May 30  Comment 
Cocoa futures jump 6%, amid short-covering attributed in part to talk that Cote d'Ivoire has already sold a stack of its 2017-18 crop
Agrimoney.com  Apr 13  Comment 
Wheat prices ease as investors voice concerns on the slow pace of US shipments, while cocoa futures plumb new lows on weak demand
Agrimoney.com  Apr 12  Comment 
Grain prices rise, as traders bet that all the bearish news has now been factored in, while cocoa futures tumble on disappointing demand
Agrimoney.com  Apr 7  Comment 
Cocoa futures break back below $2,000 a tonne for the first time in week, pressured by technical selling, and the heft West African crop
The Times of India  Mar 23  Comment 
GLOBAL-SOFTS/ (UPDATE 1):SOFTS-Raw sugar rises from 10-month low, cocoa futures advance
Agrimoney.com  Mar 20  Comment 
Cocoa futures soar, as market appears to have made a bottom, while cotton market falls back from multi-year highs


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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