Ferrous Futures and Options

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The ferrous metals market is one of the most widely used and largest physical commodity markets in the world. It is second in size only to the global energy industry.

CME Group’s suite of Ferrous products includes Iron Ore and Steel futures and options, offering risk management tools for these vital global commodities across the supply chain.

Our suite of Ferrous metals trade over-the-counter and cleared through CME ClearPort and CME Globex, offering you the protection of $8 billion of financial safeguards.

Key Benefits

  • Lock in profit margins and minimize supply chain risk
  • Trade financially settled contracts against industry-leading price indices
  • Get margin offsets across the Metals products suite
  • Hedge effectively for mining companies, steel mills, steel service centers, distributors, merchants and end-users
  • Hedge exposure to global economic growth

Ferrous Products

Clearing Globex Floor ClearPort Product Name Exchange Product Group Subgroup Category Subcategory Cleared As Volume Open Interest
HR HRC - HR U.S. Midwest Domestic Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (CRU) Index Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 745 29,839
BUS BUS - BUS U.S. Midwest Busheling Ferrous Scrap (AMM) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 0 6,409
TIO TIO - TIO Iron Ore 62% Fe, CFR China (Platts) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 0 2,576
EHR EHR - EHR North European Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (Argus) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 411 2,376
HDG HDG - HDG U.S. Midwest Domestic Steel Premium (CRU) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 0 231
ICT ICT - ICT Iron Ore 62% Fe, CFR China (Platts) Average Price Option COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Options 0 0
SHR SHR - SHR U.S. Midwest Shredded Scrap (Platts) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 0 0
HRP HRP - HRP U.S. Midwest Hot-Rolled Coil Steel (Platts) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 0 0
FSF FSF - FSF HMS 80/20 Ferrous Scrap, CFR Turkey (Platts TSI) Futures COMEX Metals Ferrous - - Futures 0 0
Trade Date: 29 Jun 2022 | FINAL

Steel Futures and Options

Steel futures and options are a cost-effective hedging tool to protect profit margins and minimize risk along the steel supply chain

Learn more about Steel

Iron Ore Futures and Options

Discover a more efficient solution for hedging iron ore price exposure against marginal cost of production swings and supply side price squeezes.

Learn more about Iron Ore China Portside
Learn more about Iron Ore 62% Fe
Iron Ore fact sheet
Portside Iron Ore FAQ
Read an Argus whitepaper on Iron Ore

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