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The History of Sugar and Sugar Futures Trading
For centuries, sugar has been a highly valued and widely traded commodity. Sugar
cane production originated, according to historians, some 2,500 years ago on the
Indian subcontinent. Today, sugar is a basic part of the production and
consumption of many foods worldwide which has made sugar futures very
necessary to hedge production and consumption price risk.
Sugar Futures and Options Quick Facts
112,000 pound contract size
one cent move equals $1,120
trades Mar., May, July, Oct.
Sugar futures symbol (SB)
Here is a brochure from the ICE for sugar futures and
The September 11 terrorist attack destroyed the CSCE that was located in the
World Trade Center in New York City. It was moved a nearby site and sugar
and sugar option trading were fully functional within within a few days after
its destruction. It is a testament to the viability and strength of the futures
markets. The Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange merged with the (NYBOT) and again
with the (ICE) and is the premiere world market for the trading of
and cocoa futures and options, and since 1993. Three sugar futures contracts (world
raw, world refined, and domestic raw) are listed at the (ICE). In 1982, the CSCE
launched the nation's first exchange-traded option on a futures contract when it
introduced options on world sugar futures. Learn
information changes from time to time. Please click here
to see the most recent contract specifications and click here
for the most recent trading hours.
Sugar Futures and Options
Futures Contract Symbol- (SB)
Contact Size- 112,000 pounds
Trading Months -March (H), May (K), July (N) and
Minimum Price Movement - 1/100 cent/lb, equivalent
to $11.20 per contract
Trading Hours- 2:30 am -2:00 pm Eastern Time
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