MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX reported on May 1 a record-breaking April volume. All futures and options contracts traded totaled 214,038, a 17% increase over the previous record set back in 2007 and a 46% increase from April 2013.

This places April 2014 in the number four spot on the monthly exchange volume records and is the best volume month in 33 months.

Electronic trades also hit record highs, with electronic futures and options contracts traded totaling 185,599. This breaks the previous April record set back in 2011 by over 28%, and placing it at number four on the monthly electronic trading records.

Open interest hit several peaks in April, with the top nine daily exchange open interest records all occurring this month. Eight other days in April made the top 25, making 17 total days in April on the open interest records. Month end open interest came in at 76,217, a 92% increase over April 2013.