The China Commodity Index (CCI) gauges price changes in 32 contracts of 28 commodities traded on the country’s three futures exchanges in Shanghai, the northeastern city of Dalian and Central China’s Zhengzhou.
The index – jointly developed by Caixin Insight, a sister company of Caixin Media, and U.S. asset manager Gresham Investment Management LLC – aims to become a benchmark for China’s commodity futures market.
It covers five groups of commodities: energy, agricultural products, food and fibers, industrial metals, and precious metals.
To ensure that the indicator is highly diversified, the weight of each commodity in the index is capped at 10%, while that of each group can be no more than 35%.
To be included into the CCI, commodities whose futures must have been actively traded for at least three years with a total annual value of transactions exceeding 170 billion yuan ($27 billion).