MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX announced on Feb. 1 volume and open interest for January 2013. Total volume was reported at 96,630, a 3.6% increase from January 2012 and a 26.6% increase from December 2012. Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) and Apple Juice Concentrate (AJC) futures accounted for 95,280 contracts traded while options accounted for 1,350 contracts traded.
Total open interest for HRSW and AJC was reported at 48,481 contracts. This increase is 8.1% higher than at the same time a year ago and 4.5% higher than a month ago. Futures contracts accounted for 44,806 while options contracts accounted for 3,675 of the open interest.
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