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Average daily volume for agricultural futures and options has increased 23% this year.
 


In addition, CME Group’s suite of agricultural futures and options reached an all-time daily volume record of 3,197,646 agricultural futures and options contracts traded on June 19, surpassing the previous record of 3,002,818 contracts set on April 4. Other agricultural volume and open interest milestones include:
  • Record 752,425 Grain and Oilseed options contracts traded on June 19, surpassing the previous record of 730,505 contracts set on June 26, 2015.
  • Record 363,729 Corn options contracts traded on June 19, surpassing the previous record of 326,324 contracts set on June 21, 2016.
  • Record 3,720 large open interest holders (LOIH) reached on May 29, surpassing the previous record of 3,691 LOIHs on May 1.
  • 446,526 combined agricultural futures and options contracts traded outside of U.S. trading hours, the second highest of 2018
Year-to-date, CME Group agricultural futures and options average daily volume has increased 23% to 1.6 million contracts per day.