TOCOM Announces Most Active Trading Hours for Agricultural and Oil Products



As part of its efforts to grow the Agricultural Products & Sugar, Chukyo-Oil and the Gas Oil contracts, the Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. announced today the “time zones with the most active trading” for these markets. The information details the hours where trade is most active and could make it easier to execute transactions.

TOCOM does not guarantee the execution of orders, even when liquidity is high. And the Exchange does not intend to impose any limitations on trading outside of the said trading hours. TOCOM believes that dissemination of this information benefits trading participants and facilitates more active participation in the markets.

 Please see below for the details of the hours when the subject commodities are most actively traded.
(All times are Japan Standard Time.)

1. Agricultural Product & Sugar Market

Listed Commodities
By Sessions
Most Active Trading Hours

Raw Sugar

Day Session
(9:00 -15:30)
Morning (9:00-12:00)
9:00 - 9:30
Afternoon (12:00-15:30)
15:00 - 15:30
Night Session(17:00 - 4:00) 17:00 - 17:30


2. Oil Market (Gas Oil) and Chukyo-Oil Market

Listed Commodities
By Sessions
Most Active Trading Hours

Gas Oil

Day Session (9:00 -15:30)
Night Session(17:00 - 4:00)

15:00 - 15:30*

*This time zone overlaps with “JOX Time”, which refers to the time period from 15:00 to 15:30 JST, when Japan’s major providers of energy market information conduct price assessments on the central energy OTC market of Japan, J-Oil Exchange (JOX). JOX Time tends to coincide the most active trading on the market.


See the annoucement including "Trading Volume Ratio by half-hour" for Agricultural Product & Sugar Market, Gas Oil Contract and Chukyo- Oil Market.