A total of 505,778 contracts were traded in January, breaking the previous January exchange volume record of 372,393 contracts set in 2006 by 35.8%. Trading volume posted a gain of 77.1% compared to January 2010 and 10.1% compared to December 2010. Total exchange open interest gained 50.9% compared to the end of January 2010 and 1.5% compared to the end of December 2010.
HRW wheat futures also broke the previous January volume record. A total of 485,591 contracts were traded in January, exceeding the previous record of 337,641 contracts set in 2006 by 43.8%. This month's trading volume exceeded January 2010 volume by 73.5% and December 2010 by 10.9%. Open interest at the end of January posted a gain of 42.9 compared to January 2010.
HRW wheat options trading volume increased 257.2% in January compared to January 2010. Open interest increased 139.4% compared to January 2010 and 35.2% compared to December 2010.