Zinc Futures (ZNC)

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CME Group now offers a new Zinc futures contract that addresses challenges and opportunities facing the zinc industry, including commercial clients and merchant traders.

Our new physically-delivered Zinc futures contract is designed to meet the needs of the evolving zinc marketplace and builds on the long history of our benchmark physically-delivered futures contracts. Designed with input from the industry, this contract will offer a sustainable, liquid and cost-competitive vehicle to manage price risk for the whole zinc value chain. It will also enable customers to take advantage of our easily accessible electronic execution, trusted clearing house model, and streamlined delivery process.

The Contract

Our new Special High Grade (SHG) Zinc futures contract (ZNC) offers the ability to deliver or take delivery of Special High Grade Zinc ingots in a timely, transparent, and efficient fashion at CME Group registered and regulated facilities in the United States. ZNC trades on CME Globex, the foremost global electronic trading system for futures and options with true intraday pricing transparency. Cleared OTC trades can be executed on CME ClearPort. Both CME Globex and CME ClearPort may be accessed via CME Direct, our free execution platform.


  • Physically-delivered monthly futures contract
  • True intraday price and spread transparency across the futures curve
  • Security through centralized clearing, guaranteed counterparty credit, and segregation of customer funds through CME Clearing
  • Daily mark-to-market of positions
  • Accessible on CME Globex and for submission for clearing through CME ClearPort

Zinc Product Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Codes

Bloomberg: ZNCA (ZNC + "A" for active)
Fidessa: ZNC

Fastfill/Pats/R&N: ZNC
Reuters:  0#1ZNC:
Sunguard: ZNC