CBOT Wheat Futures and Options


CBOT Wheat Futures and Options

The Global Industry Benchmark for More Than 135 Years

CBOT Wheat is the global industry standard and the most liquid Wheat futures contract in the world, trading the equivalent of more than 13 million metric tons each day in 2011. This is nearly four times more than the 2nd largest U.S. contract — and over 11 times more than the largest European contract. Producers, processors, millers and exporters continue to look to CBOT Wheat for the liquidity that is critical for any risk management solution.

Liquidity means that you can execute positions quickly, effectively and efficiently.
Liquidity offers more flexibility in structuring hedging strategies to meet your
timing and market needs. And when the world is facing new challenges
in Wheat risk management, liquidity provides the security you need in
order to respond with confidence.

CME Group Completes Acquisition of the
Kansas City Board of Trade


  • An established, liquid Wheat futures market
  • Tight bid-ask spreads
  • A robust Wheat options market, for even more flexibility in hedging and trading strategies
  • Availability of Wheat Calendar Spread Options (CSOs) for a more efficient roll strategy
  • Spreading opportunities with other CBOT grain and oilseed markets
  • Access to Minneapolis (MGEX) and Kansas City (KCBOT) Wheat via the fast, efficient CME Globex electronic platform


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Black Sea Wheat Futures


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Global Wheat Futures Market Share

Global Wheat Futures Market Share




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As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through the CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.

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CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX.