Licensing Market Data

CME Group provides a simple and straightforward process to license our market data. 

We are dedicated to understanding your needs and working to find the best solution to connect you to market opportunities. Every facet of our offering is designed to help you extract the maximum value possible, identify trends as they develop and better navigate the markets.

S&P licensing and market data fees will change beginning January 1.

Learn more about the changes.

New Licensee: Get Started

CME Group offers a wide range of real-time, delayed and end-of-day data for our markets. To access or distribute this data, you will need to provide information about the kind of data you are looking for and how you plan to use it.

We want to make this process quick and simple for you. So, we created an automated self-service tool that will walk you through all of the forms and requirements to access and distribute CME Group market data.

Get Started

Choices for Receiving Data

Market Data Platform

Access market data directly from CME Group via our Market Data Platform (MDP), which allows highly-efficient message delivery and is designed for scalability and flexible customer redistribution of market data messages. Choose your preferred market data format and network connection type.

Licensed Distributor

More than 200 distributors are authorized to distribute real-time CME Group market data. Individuals and corporations may obtain access to real-time, delayed, and end of day quotation, trade, and market summary data for CME futures and options markets indirectly through a licensed distributor. In addition, some distributors offer a variety of value-added services such as charting, analytical, and historical data.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, contact your regional CME Group Market Data Team:

The Americas
EMEA
APAC

Existing Customers: Manage Your Account

To access the Data Services Platform, you need a CME Group Login. 

Create a CME Group Login ID.

If you already have a CME Group Login, you can access the Data Services Platform.

Members: Pay Per User Program

The Pay Per User Program allows member firms and individual members to pay market data fees once per individual user directly to the exchange, instead of paying market data fees for each display device and execution platform, through each of the vendors that provide market data.

This program not only helps reduce market data costs, but it also establishes a direct relationship with CME Group for the purposes of market data use.


Members with an executed Market Data License Agreement (MDLA) who would like to participate in the Pay Per User Program will need to fill out the following forms:

Once completed, email both documents to your regional CME Market Data Team:

The Americas
EMEA
APAC

Members without an executed Market Data License Agreement (MDLA) who would like to participate in the Pay Per User Program will need to fill out the following three forms:

Once completed, email both documents to your regional CME Market Data Team:

The Americas
EMEA
APAC

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