News Release

Exchange Reaches Monthly, Daily Volume Records in June

Wed Jul 06 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y., July 6, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced monthly volume records for copper and coal futures contracts and daily volume records for e-miNY futures contracts in June.

Copper futures volume reached 475,756 contracts in June surpassing the previous monthly record of 469, 849 set in April.

Coal futures monthly volume reached 3,155 contracts traded, exceeding the record set in May of 1,750 contracts. Coal futures also set a daily volume record on June 29 with 555 contracts traded, surpassing the record 495 contracts traded on June 22.

A record 26,749 e-miNYsm futures contracts were traded on June 28, surpassing the previous daily record of 23,310 contracts set on June 8.

e-miNYsm crude oil futures contracts hit a daily record high of 25,426 contracts traded on June 28, exceeding the previous record of 21,361 contracts set on June 8.
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