MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. – MGEX reported total volume in April was 211,184 contracts, making it the fourth consecutive year the exchange has reported a volume greater than 200,000 during April.

This April’s volume was the 19th-best volume in MGEX history. Additionally, total options volume saw high numbers, concluding the month at 4,320 contracts.

Electronic volume finished at 18th-best all-time, coming in at 180,725 contracts traded. This marks the 4th-consecutive electronic volume record set this year, including the 5th-best month occurring in January with a total of 218,764 contracts.

Total volume for the year now stands at 899,306 contracts, which is 18% higher than at this time last year.