U.S. Dollar/Offshore Chinese Renminbi (USD/CNH) Futures

Now cash-settled with extensive margin offsets and up 489.9% YOY

Key Macro Facts

China has been one of the fastest growing economies for the past two decades and has the second highest GDP in the world. No other EM currency shows such tremendous growth potential in cross-border trade, international settlement or through Deposit/Growth of Denominated Assets.

Key Stats

  • Cash-settled and quoted in OTC interbank terms.
  • Reaching 3K contracts a day.
  • Up over 489.9% since becoming cash-settled, on 11 June 2018.

Key Benefits

  • Hedging and risk-management opportunities based on the offshore RMB curve
  • Multiple contract sizes allow for increased trading flexibility and broader market participation
  • Nearly 24-hour access to one of the world’s fastest growing currencies through CME Globex
  • Block-trading eligibility of standard size contracts, with maturities out three years to more effectively manage long-term exposure
  • Capital efficiency of futures margins versus alternative bilateral OTC FX products, plus cross-margining opportunities with OTC RMB products cleared at CME Clearing 

Key capital efficiencies and margin offsets

  • 45% savings with Australian Dollar (AUD/USD), Euro (EUR/USD) and Japanese Yen (JPY/USD)
  • 40% savings with Gold (GC)
  • 30% savings with Indian Rupee (INR/USD)
  • 50% savings with Copper (HG)

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Be Part of the Trend and Trade Cash-Settled Offshore Chinese Renminbi Futures at CME Group

Available Now on the Platform You Want

Standard Futures

CME Globex: CNH    Bloomberg: CHYA<Curncy>    Reuters: 0#CNC:

E-micro Futures

CME Globex: MNH    Bloomberg: MHYA<Curncy>    Reuters: 0#MNH:

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Transact Beyond Futures

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 Asia 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:

55 Futures, 24 Options, 26 CSFs and 12 NDFs

Get Connected To The World’s Largest Regulated FX Marketplace:

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


Contract Specs

Standard Futures

Contract Unit 100,000 USD
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sundays: 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time (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
Minimum Price Fluctuation Outrights quoted in 0.0001 offshore Chinese renminbi per USD = 10 CNH per contract. 0.00005 offshore Chinese renminbi per USD increments (5 CNH/contract) for USD/CNH futures intra-currency spreads executed electronically.
Product Code CME Globex: CNH
CME ClearPort: CNH
Clearing: CNH
Listed Contracts

13 consecutive calendar months (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec) plus 8 March quarterly months (3-year maturity range)

Settlement Method Financially Settled
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates on the second Hong Kong business day prior to the third Wednesday of the contract month at 11:00 a.m. Hong Kong local time.
Settlement Procedures USD/CNH Futures Settlement Procedures
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Reportable Positions 25 contracts
Exchange Rulebook CME 284L
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing

E-micro Futures

Contract Unit 10,000 USD
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sundays: 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.
Default: 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
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.0001 offshore Chinese renminbi per USD
Product Code CME Globex: MNH
CME ClearPort: MNH
Clearing: MNH
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 12 consecutive months 
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates at 11:00 a.m. Hong Kong time on the second Hong Kong business day prior to the third Wednesday of the contract month.
Position Limits CME Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook 344L
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing

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