MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX reported on Jan. 2 that total exchange volume for the calendar year totaled 1,483,657 futures and options contracts traded, a 20% increase over calendar year 2012.

Five months made the top 25 electronic volume records: February, April, August, September and November.

Additionally, August and November were top 25 total exchange volume months, with
169,809 and 164,845 contracts traded in those months, respectively. Also in 2013, 11 months saw year-over-year volume growth.

December 2013 total exchange volume came in at 108,746 contracts traded, a 42% increase over December 2012. The Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) contract accounted for 108,300 contracts traded: 105,651 futures contacts and 2,649 options contracts. The Apple Juice Concentrate (AJC) contract accounted for 446 contracts traded: 44 futures contracts and 402 options contracts. Total open interest for both contracts came in at 69,188, a 49% increase over December 2012.