CHICAGO (Scrap Register): CME Group has announced that full-year 2015 volume averaged a record 13.9 million contracts per day, up 2 percent from 2014, and included year-over-year growth across five of six product lines.
Within energy, a record of nearly 2 million contracts per day was traded, up 21 percent; and agricultural commodities reached a record of 1.3 million contracts per day, up 13 percent.
Other 2015 records included overall options average daily volume of 2.7 million contracts, up 7 percent from 2015. As part of that increase, electronic options volume also reached a new record of 1.4 million contracts, up 15 percent.
Fourth-quarter 2015 volume averaged 13.2 million contracts per day, down 11 percent from fourth-quarter 2014, and included 13 percent growth in energy average daily volume, as well as 3 percent growth in agricultural commodities.
December 2015 volume averaged 13.0 million contracts per day, down 4 percent from December 2014. Total volume during December 2015 was more than 286 million contracts, of which 87 percent was traded electronically.
Options volume in December averaged 2.7 million contracts per day, up 3 percent versus December 2014, with electronic options growing 4 percent over the same period.