CME Group Reached Average Daily Volume in August 2016 Up 9 Percent

CME Group Reached Average Daily Volume in August 2016 Up 9 Percent

CME Group, announced that August 2016 average daily volume (ADV) reached 13.8 million contracts per day, down 15 percent from August 2015. CME Group year-to-date 2016 ADV through August averaged 15.5 million contracts per day, up 9 percent. Total open interest was 105 million contracts at the end of August, up 15 percent from year-end 2015.

    Energy volume averaged 2.2 million contracts per day in August 2016, up 6 percent from August 2015. Highlights include:

• Achieved 24 percent growth in ADV across Natural Gas products, driven primarily by electronic Natural Gas futures and options ADV of 423,000 contracts, up 36 percent
• Grew WTI Crude Oil futures ADV 10 percent
• Achieved record electronic trading levels of WTI options and Natural Gas options, hitting 73 percent electronic and 43 percent electronic respectively
• Reached record open interest levels across Natural Gas Liquids product suite, surpassing 360,000 contracts
Source: CME Group
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