CME Group's suite of complementary Aluminum products allows customers to easily conduct business in a safe, fair, and transparent base metals market.

Offering the global price discovery and transparency you need to manage the risk of production and supply swings in the world’s metals markets, CME Group’s aluminum suite includes four products: Aluminum MW U.S. Transaction Premium Platts (25MT) futures (AUP), Physical Aluminum futures (ALI), Aluminium European Premium Duty-Unpaid (Metal Bulletin) futures (AEP), Aluminum Japan Premium (Platts) futures (MJP) and our new Aluminium European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) futures (EDP).

Our goal is to meet the needs of the evolving aluminum market by providing market participants with the sustainable, liquid, and cost-competitive vehicles they need to manage risk for commercial users.

Trade our aluminum contracts and benefit from:

  • A more precise hedge
  • Simple monthly futures contracts
  • Seamless, 24-hour access via CME Globex and CME ClearPort
  • Security of central counterparty clearing

Aluminum: In Search of an Asian Trading Hub

Asia Research Team, CME Group

Report Highlights:

  • China’s objective is to have greater influence on global metals prices
  • Base metals prices are sliding
  • Hard for physical players to exit market
  • Heightened volatility enabled volumes to remain vibrant

Aluminum Products

Clearing Globex Floor ClearPort Product Name Product Group Sub Group Category Sub-Category Cleared As Exchange Volume Open Interest
AUPAUP-AUPAluminum MW U.S. Transaction Premium Platts (25MT) FuturesMetalsBase--FuturesCOMEX027,328
AEPAEP-AEPAluminium European Premium Duty-Unpaid (Metal Bulletin) FuturesMetalsBase--FuturesCOMEX06,553
MJPMJP-MJPAluminum Japan Premium (Platts) FuturesMetalsBase--FuturesCOMEX01,337
ALIALI-ALIAluminum FuturesMetalsBase--FuturesCOMEX0374
EDPEDP-EDPAluminium European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) FuturesMetalsBase--FuturesCOMEX0240
Trade Date: 02 May 2016 | FINAL

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