Founded in 1993, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) is one of the four futures exchanges under the supervision and administration of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) upon the approval of the State Council. By 2018, a total of 17 futures contracts and 2 option contracts have been listed for trading, which include iron ore, soybean meal and RBD palm olein futures, soybean meal and corn options. On May 4, 2018, the iron ore futures were officially opened to overseas traders.
Over the years, through orderly operation and stable development, DCE has already become world’s largest futures market for oils and oilseeds, plastics, coal, metallurgical coke, and iron ore. In 2018, DCE achieved 980 million contracts and RMB 52 trillion in trading volume and turnover.