Kansai Commodity Exchange

In the year 1952, Osaka Grain Exchange was established in Japan. In the year 1993, this exchange merged with another two exchanges and formed Kansai Agricultural Commodities Exchange. In the year 1997, Kansai Commodity Exchange was established following the merger between Agricultural Commodities Exchange and Kobe Raw Silk Exchange.
Kansai Commodity Exchange(KEX) carries out commodities futures trading of commodities like frozen shrimp, raw silk, raw sugar, coffee and corn. This commodity exchange of Japan was established long back in 1952. But, at that time, Kansai Commodity Exchange was known as Osaka Grain Exchange.

History of Kansai Commodity Exchange
In Japan, the Commodity Exchange Law was formulated in the year 1950. Following the introduction of this Commodity Exchange Law, many commodity exchanges were established in Japan.

In this period, in the year 1952, a commodity exchange was set up in Osaka with the name Osaka Grain Exchange.In this same period, other two exchanges were also formed, which were known as Osaka Sugar Exchange and Kobe Grain Exchange.
In the year 1993, these two commodity exchanges and Osaka Grain Exchange went through a merger and became Kansai Agricultural Commodities Exchange.In the year 1997, this Kansai Agricultural Commodities Exchange merged with Kobe Raw Silk Exchange and finally got the name of Kansai Commodity Exchange(KEX).
Achievements of Kansai Commodity Exchange
After establishment, the Kansai Commodity Exchange, which was then known as Osaka Grain Exchange listed different types of cereals. The exchange also aimed at listing rice in order to reconstruct the Dojima Rice Market. Kansai Commodity Exchange introduced many commodity trading indexes like Corn 75 Index and Feed Index. The exchange introduced Coffee Index in 2001.
Commodities Listed on the Kansai Commodity Exchange
In this same period, other two exchanges were also formed, which were known as Osaka Sugar Exchange and Kobe Grain Exchange. In the year 1993, these two commodity exchanges and Osaka Grain Exchange went through a merger and became Kansai Agricultural Commodities Exchange. In the year 1997, this Kansai Agricultural Commodities Exchange merged with Kobe Raw Silk Exchange and finally got the name of Kansai Commodity Exchange(KEX).
Achievements of Kansai Commodity Exchange
After establishment, the Kansai Commodity Exchange, which was then known as Osaka Grain Exchange listed different types of cereals. The exchange also aimed at listing rice in order to reconstruct the Dojima Rice Market. Kansai Commodity Exchange introduced many commodity trading indexes like Corn 75 Index and Feed Index. The exchange introduced Coffee Index in 2001.
Commodities Listed on the Kansai Commodity Exchange
Kansai Commodity Exchange carries out commodity futures trading of following commodities:
Frozen Shrimp
Raw Sugar
US Soybeans
Azuki Beans
Broiler
Raw Silk

 

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Last Updated on : 27th June 2013

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