MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX, a designated contract market (DCM) and derivatives clearing organization (DCO), announced on August 1 a total volume of 141,562 from July, the highest finish for the month since 2010 and a 42% increase over the total volume from July 2013.

Total options during the month were 3,378, a 118% increase over last July and the highest options total for any month since October 2011.

Electronic volume finished the month at 120,268, a 51% increase when compared  to July 2013.

Open interest at the end of July was 71,140, a 75% increase over last year. Total calendar year-to-date volume currently stands at 1,287,763, compared to 781,579 at  this time last year, marking a 65% increase.