Coal – Futures, Options and OTC Clearing

CME Group is the exchange of choice for trading and clearing thermal coal futures and options. Since the listing of North American coal in 2001, CME Group has taken coal risk management global, offering a comprehensive product slate of both thermal and coking coal covering Europe, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, China and the US.

Coal currently provides for over 40% of electricity generation and is essential for steel and cement production. With abundant reserves it remains an important component of the bulk commodity complex.

With the use of straight-through processing technology for clearing transactions through CME ClearPort, CME Group continues to work with the market to drive forward complete products and solutions for producers, consumers and traders worldwide.

Key Benefits

  • Comprehensive product slate
  • Straight Through Processing capability from broker screens
  • Margin offsets between associated products
  • Competitive fees
  • 24 hour clearing access to the CME ClearPort

Coal Products

    • Thermal Coal: International
    • Thermal Coal: International A full suite of thermal coal futures, including API2 ARA, API4 Richards Bay, Indonesia, API8 South China and API5 Newcastle
    • Coking Coal
    • Coking Coal A hedging tool for managing ferrous industry price risk

Contact Us

For further information on our suite of coal products, please e-mail or contact a regional representative:

Joanna McMaster
+44 20 3379 3837

Nicolas Hansjacob
+65 6593 5578

Kelly Hartman
+1 312 648 5468

Futures & Options Trading

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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