NASDAQ OMX CommoditiesNo79/12Monthly Market Report Available

NASDAQ OMX Commodities has published the monthly market report for December 2012, covering the key figures for the NASDAQ OMX Commodities Derivatives and the N2EX Physical Power markets for the year’s last month and volume figures for 2012.

NASDAQ OMX Commodities Highlights 2012:

Total physical power volumes traded and cleared on the UK power market N2EX increased from 45 828 GWh in 2011 to 133 249 GWh in 2012.

Total cleared UK power futures contracts, launched in January 2011, increased from 3.3 TWh in 2011 to 20.8 TWh in 2012.

Nordic power volumes traded and cleared saw a slight increase from November 2012 at 145.8 TWh to 146.3 TWh in December. The volumes fell from 1 723.3 TWh in 2011 to 1 662.6 TWh in 2012.

Total power volumes traded and cleared was down from 1 746.6 TWh in 2011 to 1 703.0 TWh in 2012.

The full report is available on the NASDAQ OMX Commodities web page and is found under the heading ”In the Spotlight” and under Trading & Markets, Reports.

The N2EX is the UK power market offering from Nord Pool Spot and NASDAQ OMX Commodities.

O e ��0 H86 nt of $1.50/ton to March contracts • Viscosity spread unchanged after rising to $9.25/ton


• Middle Distillates • Gasoil crack to Dubai falls 24 cents to $18.91/bbl, according to PVM • Feb. gasoil swaps down 83 cents to $124.95/bbl • Jet fuel trades at a discount of 18 cents/bbl to gasoil, widening 8 cents from yesterday

• Light Distillates • Japan naphtha’s crack to Brent falls $1.80 to $92.59/ton at 10:55 a.m., according to data compiled by Bloomberg • Feb. naphtha swap falls for fifth day, by $7.75 to $931.50/ton, PVM data shows. • Gasoline reforming margin declined 7 cents to $16.39/bbl yesterday, Bloomberg data show.


Copper fell by the most in two weeks, paring a weekly gain, as industrial metals dropped after U.S. Federal Reserve policy makers said they will probably end their $85 billion monthly bond-purchase program sometime this year.


Gold tumbled, poised for the longest run of weekly losses since 2004, as Federal Reserve policy makers said that they’ll probably end asset purchases this year and investors cut holdings by the most since May. Silver slumped to the lowest since August while palladium and platinum dropped.

Spot gold fell as much as 1.1 percent to $1,646.15 an ounce, the lowest since Dec. 21, and was at $1,649.14 at 3:36 p.m. in Singapore. Bullion is 0.4 percent lower this week, set for a sixth weekly drop. Holdings in exchange-traded products, which reached a record 2,632.516 metric tons on Dec. 20, decreased 0.4 percent yesterday, data compiled by Bloomberg showed.

Cash silver fell as much as 2.5 percent to $29.42 an ounce, the lowest price since Aug. 22, and was at $29.5337. Assets in exchange-traded products backed by the metal reached an all-time high of 18,956.03 tons on Jan. 2.


Corn traded near a six-month low, heading for the longest streak of weekly losses in 15 months, on signs shipments will increase from Brazil, set to be the third-biggest exporter. Soybeans rallied from a six-week low.

Corn for March delivery dropped as much as 0.3 percent to $6.87 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade and was little changed at $6.895 at 2:41 p.m. in Singapore. Prices are down 0.6 percent this week, set for a fifth decline in the worst run since September 2011. The most-active contract dropped to $6.85 yesterday, the lowest level since July 3.

Soybeans for March delivery climbed as much as 0.8 percent to $13.9725 a bushel and traded at $13.96, set for a 1.6 percent decline this week. Prices touched $13.725 yesterday, the lowest since Nov. 16, after China scrapped its third U.S. purchase in two weeks. China is the world’s largest importer.

Wheat for March delivery was little changed at $7.55 a bushel, poised for a 3.1 percent drop this week. That’ll be the fifth weekly loss and the worst run since October 2011.

Palm oil advanced on speculation that a new export-tax structure in Malaysia, which took effect from the start of this month, will help to boost shipments from the world’s second- largest producer and pare record stockpiles.

The contract for March delivery climbed as much as 0.9 percent to 2,495 ringgit ($818) a metric ton on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange, and traded at 2,482 ringgit at 4:06 p.m. in Kuala Lumpur, paring a weekly loss.

Rubber surged to an eight-month high on the first trading day of 2013, extending last year’s 15 percent rally, as a weaker yen and increased U.S. auto sales boosted the appeal of the commodity.


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