CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. — CME Group announced on Feb. 1 that January 2013 volume averaged 11.4 million contracts per day, down 2% from January 2012, but up 18% from December 2012. Total volume for January 2013 was more than 240 million contracts, of which 87% was traded electronically.
CME Group agricultural commodities volume in January 2013 averaged 1 million contracts per day, down 2% compared with the prior-year period. 
Kansas City Board of Trade hard red winter wheat futures and options volume averaged 20,818 contracts per day in January 2013, up 16% compared with the same period in 2012. 
In January 2013, CME Group interest rate volume averaged 5.3 million contracts per day, up 2% from January 2012, and the second consecutive month with year-over-year growth.