CME Group Reaches Second-Highest Monthly Volume Ever
USAgNet - 09/05/2019
CME Group reached average daily volume of 24.3 million contracts during August 2019, up 53% from August 2018 and the second-highest monthly ADV on record. During a month that historically sees lower average daily volumes, August 2019 was the
company's best August ever. Open interest (OI) at the end of August was 139 million contracts, up 21% from year-end 2018 and up 14% from August 2018.
Agricultural volume averaged 1.5 million contracts per day in August 2019, up 4% from August 2018. Grain and Oilseeds futures and options ADV rose 4% to 1.3 million contracts. Corn futures and options ADV grew 28% to 610,000 contracts. Hard Red
Winter Wheat futures ADV increased 1% to 74,000 contracts. And Live Cattle futures and options ADV rose 19% to 71,000 contracts.
Energy volume averaged 2.4 million contracts per day in August 2019, up 25% from August 2018.