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. To promote effective price risk management for all active participants across the value chain, CME Group has introduced an ICI 4 indexed financially settled contract.