Metals

The Trade Registration service offered by EEX in cooperation with CLTX allows the steel industry to manage price risks in a dynamic market. Additionally, clients benefit from fast and efficient clearing services provided by European Commodity Clearing.

Teaser Picture Metals

"Industry participants are able to hedge
their risk through Trade Registration
and clearing via ECC. Index-based
pricing offers a sustainable mechanism
suited to the challenges of today’s
market conditions."

Rob Palmer, Key Account Manager Sales Coal, Clearing & ISVs

Iron Ore Futures

The emergence of China as the dominating market player in the physical global iron ore market brought a fundamental shift. Volatility on the spot market has multiplied over the last years and the usage of annual benchmark prices was replaced by more short-term and index-based trading. Consequently, for all stakeholders in the supply chain, the importance and necessity to hedge against unfavorable price movements on the derivatives market has increased.

The trade registration service which EEX offers in cooperation with Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX), allows the steel industry to manage price risks in a dynamic market. Additionally, clients benefit from the fast and efficient clearing services provided by European Commodity Clearing (ECC), Europe’s leading clearing house for energy products, which also provides a range of margin offsets with other commodities across several exchanges.

Advantages for traders

  • Access to more than 450 trading participants from 33 countries worldwide
  • Cash settlement against benchmark price indices as published by “The Steel Index”
  • Trading participants benefit from cross-margining
  • Safe clearing and settlement via ECC clearing house
  • Straight-Through Processing (STP) of registered trades via EFETnet eXRP and Trayport “Hosted Clearing Link”
  • Hedging of transportation costs for metals via freight products possible
  • Registered trades on a regulated market will not beconsidered for the EMIR clearing threshold.
  • Post-trade services offered by ECC, including EMIR Trade Reporting

Metal Products

The following financially settled Iron Ore products are available for Trade Registration:

  • Iron Ore 62% Fe CFR Tianjin (TSI) Futures – The Steel Index*

At a glance

Trading hours

Maturities

Lot size

Tick size

Fulfilment

Trade Registration
8:00 am to 6:00 pm (CET)

The current and next 35 months

100 metric tons;
multiples of 5 lots

0.01 USD per metric ton

Cash settlement

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