Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index to Include Agricultural Product & Sugar Market Contracts as Components

8.9.2013


Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc.
Nikkei Inc.

Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index to Include Agricultural Product & Sugar Market Contracts as Components from December 2, 2013

(Tokyo, August 9, 2013) The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) and Nikkei announced today that Agricultural Product & Sugar Market commodities, including soybeans, azuki, corn and raw sugar, will be added as components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index and the Nikkei-TOCOM Nearby Month Commodity Index. The addition is scheduled to begin on December 2, 2013. The two companies, which have jointly published the indexes since April, 2009, will also revise the component weightings of the subject indexes and calculate sub-indexes with the newly added contracts.

The indexes revisions and the new indexes to be published are listed below. They will be published daily on the TOCOM website from December 2, 2013 onwards.

Index Revisions and New Releases

Index Components Base Date Notes
Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index Industrial commodities, agricultural products and sugar May 31, 2002 Revision (agricultural products and sugar to be added)
Nikkei-TOCOM Nearby Month Commodity Index Industrial commodities, agricultural products and sugar May 31, 2002 Revision (agricultural products and sugar to be added)
Nikkei-TOCOM Industrial Commodity Index Industrial commodities May 31, 2002 New index
Nikkei-TOCOM Agricultural Product & Sugar Index Agricultural products and sugar November 29, 2013 New index
Nikkei-TOCOM Soybean Index Soybean November 29, 2013 New index

Nikkei-TOCOM Azuki Index

Azuki November 29, 2013 New index

Nikkei-TOCOM Corn Index

Corn November 29, 2013 New index

Nikkei-TOCOM Sugar Index

Sugar November 29, 2013 New index

 

Revised Component Weight Percentage

Gold Silver Plati-
num
Palla-
dium
Gaso- line Kero-
sene
Crude
Oil
Rub-
ber
Soy-
bean
Azuki Corn Raw Sugar Total
30.14 0.69 5.72 0.41 17.85 7.81 30.80 2.39 1.06 0.25 2.59 0.29 100.00

For the calculations of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index, please refer to the “Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index Guidebook” posted on the TOCOM website.

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