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Cotton Futures Contract

Cotton is one of the most important textile fibers in the world, averaging about 25% of total world fiber use. The United States is the world’s third-largest cotton producer and the leading cotton exporter, accounting for one-third of global trade in raw cotton. The U.S. cotton industry accounts for more than $21 billion in products and services annually. Investors can actively trade this commodity futures contract for both speculative and hedge purposes.

Contract Unit

50,000 pounds

Futures Contract


CME Globex: CT

Trading Hours 

ICE Futures U.S.: Sunday – Friday 8:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Chicago/Central Time (CT).

Minimum Price

$0.01 = $5.00

Contract Months

March, May, July, October & December

Settlement Method


Price Limit / Circuit

Source: ICE Exchange

The above information was derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. It is provided without guarantees and is subject change without notice.

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