MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX announced on Feb. 28 a preliminary all-time monthly trading volume record of 222,737 futures and options contracts traded.

The new total surpasses the previous record of 216,593 contracts traded set in August 2007. The new record makes February 2011 the highest volume trading month in the 130-year history of MGEX.

The new record comes on the heels of various other records set during February including top monthly electronic volume, top daily electronic volume and second highest daily exchange volume.