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CME Group (CME) January Volume Falls 2 Pct Y-O-Y

 February 04, 2013 07:54 AM

(By Balachander) CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) said volume averaged 11.4 million contracts per day in January, down 2 percent from the year-ago period, but rose 18 percent from the previous month.

The derivatives marketplace said total volume last month was more than 240 million contracts, of which 87 percent was traded electronically.

CME Group interest rate volume rose 2 percent averaging 5.3 million contracts per day, the second straight month with growth over the same period last year.

Treasury futures volume averaged 2.4 million contracts per day, up 23 percent from the year-ago period.

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CME said treasury options volume averaged 532,000 contracts per day, jumping 72 percent from January 2012, and the second highest monthly volume ever.

CME Group foreign exchange (FX) volume averaged 900,000 contracts per day last month, up 21 percent on a year-over-year basis.

CME Group energy volume averaged 1.7 million contracts per day, down 17 percent from January 2012. CME Group metals volume averaged 384,000 contracts per day, up 5 percent from the year-ago period. 

CME closed Friday's regular trading at $59.04.

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