Central Japan Commodity Exchange – C-COM

Based in Nagoya, the Central Japan Commodity Exchange (C-COM) was established in October 1996. It was formed following the merger of the Nagoya Grain and Sugar Exchange, the Nagoya Textile Exchange, and the Toyohashi Dry Cocoon Exchange. All three commodity exchanges were located in Japan’s Aichi prefecture. The futures exchange also merged with the Osaka Mercantile Exchange in January 2007. In January 2011, the exchanged ceased operations. At the time it was Japan’s third largest commodities bourse by trading volume. Reasons for the closure included declining revenues and trading volume.

The Central Japan Commodity Exchange offered futures products in various commodities, including energy, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and agricultural goods. At the time it ceased operations, the C-COM offered futures trading was offered for eggs, gasoil, gasoline, and kerosene. In 2005, the exchange introduced ferrous scrap futures trading. The exchange also listed aluminum, nickel, various rubber products, and a rubber index following its merger with the Osaka Mercantile Exchange. While eggs trading could be settled in cash, trading of other commodities were required to be settled by physical delivery of products. In the past, the exchange had also offered futures in soy beans, cotton yarn, dried cocoons, and azuki beans.

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