MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. – MGEX said on Sept. 1 that it has recorded its highest monthly volume ever, reporting a total volume of 266,043 contracts from August. This breaks the previous monthly record set back in June.

The new high shatters the previous August-best, set in 2007, by 23%. Electronic volume from the month was also the best ever during August and the second-best all-time, finishing at 226,089 contracts traded.

The exchange has now set three consecutive monthly volume bests – for June, July, and August. Daily volume was consistently high during August, with 17 of the 21 trade dates recording a total volume of more than 10,000 contracts traded.

Calendar year volume now stands at 1,588,094 with four months remaining. Open interest following Sept. 1 activity was 61,583.