Licensing Market Data

CME Group provides a simple and straightforward process to become a licensed data distributor of our market data. 

We are dedicated to understanding customers' individual needs and working together to find the best solution to connect them to market opportunities. Every facet of our offering is designed to help users extract the maximum value possible, identify trends as they develop, and better navigate the markets.

S&P licensing and market data fees will change beginning January 1.

Learn more about the changes.

New Distributors: Get Started

The CME Group market data team can provide individuals and corporations access to real-time, delayed, and end-of-day data for CME Group markets.

To become a CME Group licensed distributor, you will need to fill out the following forms:

Once completed, email both documents to your regional CME Market Data Team:

The Americas
EMEA
APAC

Document Information

Scope of Use (SOU)

The Scope of Use captures detailed information about the services you intend to deploy to consume and/or distribute market data. The Market Data Team consists of account managers, who work with you as a liaison to CME Group to understand your business model and market data needs, as deployed in the Services. Please complete the SOU as thoroughly as possible, the more complete and detailed the information you provide, the better the account managers can serve you.

Market Data License Agreement (MDLA)

CME Group requires an MDLA to establish proper licensure for market data from our exchanges and information Sources. The MDLA is a necessary legal document that gives you the right to receive, use, and/or distribute market data.

Steps for completing the MDLA:

  • Review the MDLA terms and conditions found on pages 1-11.
  • Execute the MDLA by signing page 12
  • Fill out the Distributor Profile: Schedule 2, 2a, and 2b

Important information to review:

Choices for Receiving Data

Market Data Platform

Access market data directly from CME Group via our Market Data Platform (MDP), which allows highly-efficient message delivery and is designed for scalability and flexible customer redistribution of market data messages. Choose your preferred market data format and network connection type.

Licensed Distributor

More than 200 distributors are authorized to distribute real-time CME Group market data. Individuals and corporations may obtain access to real-time, delayed, and end of day quotation, trade, and market summary data for CME futures and options markets indirectly through a licensed distributor. In addition, some distributors offer a variety of value-added services such as charting, analytical, and historical data.

Now Available: Data Services Platform

CME Group's new Data Services Platform is now available. The new platform, replacing CME DataPoint, will serve as the foundation to improved licensing, billing and administration.

Learn more about our best-in-class Data Services Platform.

To access the Data Services Platform, you will need to register with CME Group: Set up a CME Group Login ID

Log in using your CME Group Login ID:

Members: Pay Per User Program

The Pay Per User Program allows member firms and individual members to pay market data fees once per individual user directly to the exchange, instead of paying market data fees for each display device and execution platform, through each of the vendors that provide market data.

This program not only helps reduce market data costs, but it also establishes a direct relationship with CME Group for the purposes of market data use.


Members with an executed Market Data License Agreement (MDLA) who would like to participate in the Pay Per User Program will need to fill out the following forms:

Once completed, email both documents to your regional CME Market Data Team:

The Americas
EMEA
APAC

Members without an executed Market Data License Agreement (MDLA) who would like to participate in the Pay Per User Program will need to fill out the following three forms:

Once completed, email both documents to your regional CME Market Data Team:

The Americas
EMEA
APAC

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