Ticker: OJ
Exchange: NYBOT
Trading Hours:10:00 am to 1:30 pm (EST)
Contract Size: 15,000 pounds
Contract Months:Jan, Ma, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
Price Quote:cents and hundredths of a cent.
Tick Size:5/100 of a cent per pound ($7.50 per contract).
First Notice Day: First business day of contract month
Last Trading Day: 14th business day prior to the last business day of the month.
Daily Price Limit:5 cents ($750 per contract) above or below the previous day's settlement price. Spot Month Limit: A movable 10 cents ($1500 per contract) above or below the previous day's settlement price. Additionally, on and after first notice day of the spot month, this same movable 10 cent limit also applies to the next nearby contract month. Wider limits can take effect under certain market conditions.

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Fundamental Overview:

The world's largest producers of oranges and frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) are Brazil and the United States. Brazil in recent years has passed the U.S. to become the largest producer of FCOJ. Brazilian production is concentrated in Sao Paulo where about 95 percent of the citrus trees are grown. The domestic market in Brazil prefers fresh oranges that are squeezed for juice. Other oranges are processed from FCOJ and sent to export markets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The U.S. and Brazil produce about 60 percent of the world's oranges. Other countries that produce oranges are Mexico and Spain.

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