Historical Copper Intraday Futures Data (CPA)

Historical Intraday Copper Futures Data (CPA)

Contract Specs:

Copper (CPA)
Exchange: Comex
Sector: Index
Tick Size: 0.05
Tick Value: 12.5 USD
BPV: 250
Denomination: USD
Decimal Place: 2

Symbol Dates:

Data Type Start Date End Date Sample Data
Daily: 1972 Aug 22 Current Download
Intraday: 1989 Apr 28 Current Download
Tick – Trades Only: 1989 Apr 28 Current Download
Tick – Level 1: 1989 Apr 28 Current Download

Copper Facts

One of the major factors that sets copper apart from other types of metals is that copper can be used to establish the economic growth of a country. Generally, the rate at which the copper industry within a country is expands, can be taken as a good sign that the economy is expanding as well.

Commodity Exchange: At the COMEX—a member of the CME Group—a standard copper futures contract represents 25,000 pounds of copper, while the mini-copper futures represents 12,500 pounds of copper. These contracts trade Sunday-Friday between 6:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (CST). This means investors can make a play for approximately 23 hours every day (there is a 45-minute break period between each day).

Sources: RJO Futures

Historical Intraday Copper Futures Data – Format Details

Portara provides historical futures data to CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

Copper futures data can be split into three main headings:

  • Daily futures data – which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Intraday futures data – which includes trade volume
  • Tick data – which can include the bid, ask and settle

You can purchase historical copper intraday futures data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous futures data can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each copper contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

Portara’s standard historical daily copper futures data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

Portara’s intraday data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract daily copper data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom copper daily futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides historical copper tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download the copper tick data samples above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. Copper tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare at the file size of copper trades only data compared to copper level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis four times per day at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your copper futures data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Copper historical data updates are usually ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

You can view other intraday symbols from the Historical Intraday Data Download Table. If you are looking for other copper historical data types such as daily or tick, you can visit the other download tables here:

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