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CME Group November Volume Averages 11 Million Contracts Per Day

Date Posted: December 4, 2012

Chicago—CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced Dec. 4 that November 2012 volume averaged 11.0 million contracts per day, down 16 percent from November 2011, but up 12 percent from October 2012.

Total volume for November 2012 was more than 231 million contracts, of which a record 88 percent was traded electronically.

In November 2012, CME Group interest rate volume averaged 4.6 million contracts per day, down 22 percent from November 2011.

Treasury futures volume averaged 2.6 million contracts per day, down 8 percent compared with the same period a year ago.

Treasury options volume averaged 360,000 contracts per day, up 18 percent from November 2011.

Eurodollar futures volume averaged 1.3 million contracts per day, down 31 percent from November 2011, while Eurodollar options volume averaged 310,000 contracts per day, down 62 percent from November last year.

CME Group equity index volume in November 2012 averaged 2.7 million contracts per day, down 16 percent from the same period last year.

CME Group foreign exchange (FX) volume averaged 775,000 contracts per day, down 5 percent from November 2011.

CME Group energy volume averaged 1.5 million contracts per day in November 2012, down 17 percent compared with the same period in 2011.

CME Group metals volume averaged 415,000 contracts per day, up 11 percent from the same period last year.

CME Group agricultural commodities volume in November 2012 averaged 1.1 million contracts per day, down 2 percent compared with the prior-year period.

Electronic volume averaged 9.7 million contracts per day in November 2012, down 12 percent compared with November 2011.

Privately negotiated volume increased 2 percent to 229,000 contracts per day from the prior November.

Average daily volume cleared through CME ClearPort was 351,000 contracts in November 2012, down 36 percent compared with November 2011.

Open outcry volume averaged 795,000 contracts per day, down 44 percent versus the prior-year period.

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