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The feasibility of an international tropical plywood futures contract

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  • Lamon Rutten

    (UNCTAD)

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This paper explores the potential for futures contracts in tropical (hardwood) plywood, one of the few major internationally traded commodities for which there is no yet a futures market. Commodity characteristics and market structures and practices that have an impact on the feasibility of a futures market are examined in detail, and conclusions drawn as to the way forward if one wishes to create such a market.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Risk and Insurance with number 0301001.

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Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: 03 Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpri:0301001

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Keywords: commodity futures market; plywood;

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