Commodities

Commodities

Hong Kong is the 5th largest export economy in the world and enjoys a positive trade balance of $62.3 billion HKD after deducting annual imports of $3.90 trillion HKD from its export total of $3.96 trillion HKD. 

Commodities, whether they are in the form of food, metals or energy, are an important part of everyday life. Overall, commodities were on a mostly sound footing in the first half of 2019. 

The S&P GSCI returned more than 13% as of June 30, one of the best first six months in recent memory. The S&P GSCI is a composite index of commodities that measures the performance of the commodity market. The index made up of 24 exchange-traded futures contracts covering physical commodities spans five sectors. The sectors in 2019 are energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agriculture, and livestock. Energy was the largest sector at 62.63% of the index. Agriculture had a 15.41% share, while livestock came in at 6.66%. Industrial metals accounted for 11.16% of the GSCI, and precious metals were 4.14%. In a repeat of last year, crude oil was the top performing commodity, up 28.76% as of June 30. 

Demand for commodity trading specialists is increasing, with employment for all commodities, securities, and financial services traders and sales agents expected to grow by ten percent between 2014 and 2024. 

Commodities Jobs

Agricultural Broker/Sales
Negotiable, Chicago

Responsibilities: Brokering between suppliers and a large and broad customer base, primaril...

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Risk Analyst - Brussels
Negotiable, England

Key Responsibilities: Improve risk analytics for the whole middle office function through s...

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Senior Cement Trader (China)
Negotiable, China

Global Commodity house, with multiple products in the cementitious space, expanding significantl...

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Refinery Analyst
Negotiable, Geneva

Role Responsibilities for Refinery Analyst: Forecast available refinery capacity through the a...

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LNG Shipping Ops
Negotiable, Singapore

LNG Shipping Ops We are currently working with an established trading house (with refineries) w...

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Tanker Operator
Negotiable, Netherlands

Role Responsibilities for Tanker Operator: Communicate with external parties, including but n...

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Senior Agri Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

Senior Soft Commodities Trader, Physical, APAC, Location; Asia - Singapore, Salary; Attractive ...

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Thermal Coal Trader
negotiable, Singapore

Coal Trader Responsibilities: (Includes but not limited to): Conduct day-to-day physical t...

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Analyst (Agri)
Negotiable, Singapore

Analyst - Global Commodity House Global Commodity house, with international trading. It is one ...

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