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Mini Wheat Futures Contract

This Wheat futures contract 1/5 the size of the Soft Red Winter (SRW) type Wheat futures contract. The crops are sowed around early October and are harvested between May and July following a period of winter dormancy. Around two-thirds of all wheat is used for human consumption, with the remainder designated for livestock feed and industrial use. Individuals traders, farmers, investors and commercial firms are among those around the world using this contract to manage risk, seek rewards and/or diversify portfolios.

Contract Unit

1,000 bushels

Futures Contract


CME Globex: XW

Trading Hours 

CME Globex: Sunday – Friday 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.  and Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Chicago/Central Time (CT).

Minimum Price

1/8 of one cent (0.000125) per bushel = $1.25

Contract Months

March, May, July, September & December

Settlement Method


Price Limit / Circuit

Source: CME Group

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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