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Matching Commodities with Commodity Exchanges

By Amine Bouchentouf

Part of Commodities For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The 20th century saw a proliferation of commodity exchanges around the world, with many based in the money centers of New York and Chicago. In the first decade of the 21st century, the industry experienced a major consolidation period — partly driven by electronic-based trading platforms — that dramatically reduced the number of players in the space and increased the product offerings of the remaining exchanges. Here are some of the important exchanges in today’s new environment.