Indian Rupee/U.S. Dollar (INR/USD) Futures

Solid growth prospects, attractive demographics, stable debt ratios and increasing currency reserves, which rose to $401 billion in August 2018* indicate that India continues to be on the upswing. The ratings upgrade by Moody’s in November 2017 has further stimulated market interest in the Indian growth story..

At CME Group, this momentum is reflected in our INR/USD futures contract which saw 2018 YTD average daily volumes rise by 184% (Jan to Aug) compared to the same period in 2017.

Increased liquidity in CME INR/USD Futures

  • Record high of 8,333 lots (round turns) traded on 17 Jan 2018
  • Tight bid-ask prices across all trading hours, from market participants across various segments
  • Capital efficiencies -INR/USD futures offer an efficient solution to manage Uncleared Margin Rule changes

Compelling margin offsets available

Futures Contract Ratio Margin Credit
Gold Futures (GC) 1:2 20%
Australian Dollar (AUD/USD) 1:1 35%
Chinese Offshore Renminbi (USD/CNH) 2:3 30%
Brazilian Real Futures (BRL/USD) 1:1 25%
South African Rand (ZAR/USD) 1:1 25%

*Reserve Bank of India -Weekly Statistical Supplement, 24 August 2018 report

Be Part of the Trend and Trade Cash-Settled Indian Rupee Futures at CME Group

Available Now on the Platform You Want

Standard Futures

CME Globex: SIR Bloomberg: SIRA Reuters: 0#SRI:

E-micro Futures

CME Globex: MIR    Bloomberg: MIRA    Reuters: 0#MRI:

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Choose a block or an EFRP where you can still privately negotiate your trades, but submit them directly into our clearing systems to free up credit lines and mitigate bilateral exposure – whether you are trading in India or anywhere else in the world.

Reduce Risk and Manage Uncleared Margin Rule Changes

Through position-netting and by utilizing the capital and margin efficiencies of cleared and listed FX:

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$100 billion of daily FX volume and the firm liquidity you need to manage FX risk, from rupee to rand.

CME Group INR/USD FX Futures


Contract Specs

Standard Futures

Contract Unit 5,000,000 Indian rupees
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.01 U.S. cents per 100 INR increments ($5.00/tick). Also, trades can occur in 0.005 U.S. cents per 100 INR increments ($2.50/contract) for INR futures intra currency spreads executed on CME Globex®.
Price Quotation U.S. Cents per 100 Indian Rupees
(e.g., 154.40 / 154.41 U.S. Cents per 100 Indian Rupees)
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Product Code CME Globex: SIR
CME ClearPort: SIR
Clearing: SIR
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 12 consecutive months plus 4 March quarterly months (2-year maturity range)
Settlement Procedures INR/USD Settlement Procedures
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates at 12:00 noon Mumbai time two Indian business days immediately preceding the last Indian business day of the contract month.
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CME 279
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Settlement Method Financially Settled

E-Micro Futures

Contract Unit 1,000,000 INR (≈ USD $15,728 as of June 18, 2015)
(10 lakh)
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.01 U.S. cents per 100 INR increments ($1.00/tick). Also, trades can occur in 0.005 U.S. cents per 100 INR increments ($0.50/contract) for INR/USD futures intracurrency spreads executed on CME Globex®.
Price Quotation U.S. Cents per 100 Indian Rupees
(e.g., 154.40 / 154.41 U.S. Cents per 100 Indian Rupees)
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT next day. Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT the next day, except on Friday - closes at 4:00 p.m. and reopens Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT.
CME ClearPort: Sunday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT
Product Code CME Globex: MIR
CME ClearPort: MIR
Clearing: MIR
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 12 consecutive months.
Settlement Procedures Settlement Procedure
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates at 12:00 noon Mumbai time two Indian business days immediately preceding the last Indian business day of the contract month.  
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CME 296
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Settlement Method Financially Settled