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CME Group Volume Averaged 11.4 Million Contracts per Day in January 2013, Up 18 Percent from December 2012

 

Feb 5 - CME Group has announced that January 2013 volume averaged 11.4 million contracts per day, down 2 percent from January 2012, but up 18 percent from December 2012. Total volume for January 2013 was more than 240 million contracts, of which 87 percent was traded electronically.

In January 2013, CME Group interest rate volume averaged 5.3 million contracts per day, up 2 percent from January 2012, and the second consecutive month with year-over-year growth. Treasury futures volume averaged 2.4 million contracts per day, up 23 percent compared with the same period a year ago. Treasury options volume averaged 532,000 contracts per day, up 72 percent from January 2012, and the second highest monthly volume ever. Weekly Treasury options traded a record 150,446 contracts on Jan. 30, 2013, surpassing the previous record of 101,075 set on Sept. 7, 2012. Eurodollar futures volume averaged 1.9 million contracts per day, down 7 percent from the same period a year ago, while Eurodollar options volume averaged 432,000 contracts per day, down 49 percent from January last year.

CME Group foreign exchange volume averaged 900,000 contracts per day, up 21 percent from January 2012, and included a monthly average daily volume record for Japanese Yen futures. CME Group equity index volume in January 2013 averaged 2.1 million contracts per day, down 5 percent from the same period last year. 

CME Group agricultural commodities volume in January 2013 averaged 1 million contracts per day, down 2 percent compared with the prior-year period. Kansas City Board of Trade hard red winter wheat futures and options volume averaged 20,818 contracts per day in January 2013, up 16 percent compared with the same period in 2012. CME Group energy volume averaged 1.7 million contracts per day in January 2013, down 17 percent compared with the same period in 2012. CME Group metals volume averaged 384,000 contracts per day, up 5 percent from the same period last year. 



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