December 2012 exchange volume totaled 76,346 futures and options contracts traded which is an 11.9% increase from December 2011. Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) and Apple Juice Concentrate (AJC) futures accounted for 75,458 contracts traded while options accounted for 888 contracts traded. Open interest was reported at 46,394 which is a 7.9% increase over a year ago.
“The last three months have seen double digit volume increases over the same months in 2011,” said Mark G. Bagan, president & chief executive officer, MGEX. “This positive volume growth positions MGEX for a successful 2013.”
Total exchange volume for the calendar year totaled 1,239,741 contracts traded. There were four months that made the top 25 electronic volume months in 2012: February, April, August and November.