MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. – MGEX announced on Aug. 3 that it has completed the best July in its history, recording new highs for the month in both total volume and electronic volume.

Total volume finished the month at 188,361 contracts, which is the 18th-best monthly total volume of all-time, and a 33% increase over the total volume from July 2014. Electronic volume reached 13th on the record charts, totaling 162,663 contracts traded during the month – a 35% increase from a year ago.

This marks the third time this year that MGEX has set a new monthly best in total volume. For the calendar year, total volume is now 1,322,051 contracts, which is 3% higher than it was at this time in 2014. Open interest following Friday’s activity was 67,589 contracts.