MGEX Apple Juice Concentrate Contract
Previously, the apple juice industry used forward contracts to manage price risk rather than futures contracts. While apple juice concentrate is produced in the United States, the vast majority consumed in the U.S. is from China, South America and Europe. Worldwide, the apple juice concentrate industry totals $3.2 billion in value annually.
The AJC industry has grown at a rate of about 6 percent per year as worldwide demand increases for more natural methods of sweetening processed foods.
|APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE futures|
|Contract Size||1,800 gallons|
|Pricing Unit||$4.50 per contract|
|Tick Value||$4.50 per contract|
|Contract Months||Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov|
|First Notice Date||The last business day of the month preceding the delivery month|
|Last Trading Day||The business day preceding the fifteenth calendar day of that contract month|
|Trading Hours||7:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.||7:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.|
|Price Limits||1.00 per gallon expandable to $1.50||$1.00 per gallon expandable to $1.50|
John Lothian News Interview
Layne Carlson Tells the Story Behind MGEX’s Apple Juice Contract
The Minneapolis Grain Exchange, now known as MGEX, launched Apple Juice Concentrate (AJC) futures and options on August 13, 2012. We asked Layne Carlson, corporate secretary and treasurer of the exchange, for the story behind the new Apple Juice contract. Interview by JLN publisher John Lothian. Published August 23, 2012. Watch at JohnLothianNews.com