On February 28, the PP futures were listed on DCE.
On July 4, DCE officially launched the after-hours trading, and the first after-hours-traded futures products were RBD Palm Olein and Coke.
DCE signed the memorandums of understanding on cooperation with Euronext and Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX).
On March 17, DCE issued a notice, announcing to implement the system of registered brands for delivery on the PVC futures.
On October 23, DCE and Borsa Istanbul (BIST) signed the memorandum of understanding on cooperation.
On November 11, DCE and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) signed the agreement on further deepening the cooperation.
On December 30, implementation of the bonded delivery business on the iron ore futures was approved.
On January 27, DCE’s "Insurance + Futures" initiative was written into the 2016 No. 1 Central Document. The document clearly states that it is necessary to "launch new futures of agricultural products and carry out the pilot programs for the options of agricultural products”, “explore the establishment of the linkage mechanism for agricultural subsidies, agricultural credit, futures of agricultural products and agricultural insurance”, “expand the insurance + futures pilot program in a steady way”, and “reform and improve the pricing mechanism and purchasing and storage system for cereals and other important agricultural products”.
On October 15, China Securities Regulatory Commission officially approved the application of DCE for establishing the project of ethylene glycol futures.
On November 7, the State Council approved and issued the "Plan for the Revitalization of Northeast China in the Thirteenth Five-Year Plan Period", clearly stating that it is necessary to upgrade the internationalization and service functions of the Dalian Commodity Exchange so as to build a major global futures trading center and steadily expand the pilot program of "insurance + futures".
On November 8, DCE and BMD signed a cooperation agreement in Guangzhou on further jointly organizing the China International Oils and Oilseeds Conference (CIOC).
On November 9, DCE and BMD jointly held the 11th CIOC in Guangzhou.
On December 18, DCE held the sixth general assembly.
On March 27, DCE signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) in Moscow to jointly seek cooperation in more fields.
At 9:00 am on March 31, the soybean meal options were successfully listed and traded on DCE, marking the official launch of China's first commodity options. On the day, the market operation was stable on the whole and all parties concerned gave their positive comments.
On November 29, DCE released 24 commodity futures indexes, bringing the number of the DCE-released commodity futures indexes to 36.
On January 31, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) officially approved the application for the live hog futures project of Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE).
On February 2, CSRC held a press conference approving DCE’s iron ore futures as a specified futures product available for overseas traders.
On March 2, DCE signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation with Pakistan Mercantile Exchange (PMEX) in Karachi, Pakistan.
On May 4, DCE officially introduced overseas traders into iron ore futures.
On June 11, DCE’s application for the corn options project was approved by CSRC.
On July 11, DCE acquired the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) upon examination and approval of China’s Local Operating Unit (LOU) of the Global LEI System, which enables overseas entities to compliantly participate in futures trading on DCE.
On August 20, Hu Chunhua, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, visited DCE.
On October 16, the China and Global Derivatives Market Development Forum (CGDDF) jointly sponsored by DCE and the Futures and Options World (FOW) from Britain was held in Dalian.
On November 14, DCE and Malaysia FGV Holdings Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Guangzhou, agreeing to cooperate in the RBD palm olein futures internationalization business.
On December 10, ethylene glycol futures was officially listed on DCE.
On December 19, DCE officially launched the commodity swap business.
On January 10, DCE was officially recognized as a qualifying central counterparty (QCCP) by CSRC.
On January 28, corn options was officially listed on DCE.
On January 29, DCE issued a notice adopting HSBC Bank (China) Co., Ltd. as its designated futures margin depository bank (FMDB). This is the first time that DCE ushers in a foreign bank as its futures margin depository bank after its internationalization.
On February 26, DCE issued a notice to permit overseas individual clients to trade iron ore futures.
On March 26, DCE signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the China Association of Metalscrap Utilization (CAMU).
On March 29, DCE added seven products for night trading, including LLDPE, PVC, PP, EG, corn and corn starch futures, and corn options, and adjusted the close time of night trading from 23:30 to 23:00.
On April 29, DCE and the Qatar Stock Exchange signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Doha, Qatar.
On August 16, polished round-grained rice futures was listed on DCE.
On September 26, ethenylbenzene futures, the 70th product in China’s derivatives market, was officially listed on DCE.
On November 7, DCE and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) renewed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Singapore.
On November 11, DCE was recognized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as a Recognized Market Operator (RMO).
On December 4, DCE and the China National Coal Association (CNCA) signed a strategic cooperation agreement.
On December 9, iron ore options, the 1st industrial options product of DCE, was smoothly listed.