News Release

CME Reports November 2006 Volume Averaged 5.3 Million Contracts per Day, Up 28 Percent from Year-Ago Period

Fri Dec 01 2006

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME, the world's largest and most diverse financial exchange, today announced November volume averaged 5.3 million contracts per day, up 28 percent from November 2005. Total monthly volume was 110 million contracts. Average daily volume on the CME Globex electronic trading platform increased 38 percent from November 2005 to 4.0 million contracts per day, representing a record 77 percent of total exchange volume. Total options volume was 961,000 contracts per day, up 17 percent from November 2005. Electronic options volume averaged 129,000 contracts per day for the month, up 88 percent from the same period a year ago, and represented a record 13 percent of total CME options volume.

CME total interest rate volume averaged 2.9 million contracts per day in November, up 20 percent from the same period a year ago. CME Eurodollar futures volume averaged 2.0 million contracts per day, up 23 percent from November 2005, and CME Eurodollar options volume was up 14 percent to an average of 822,000 contracts per day. Electronic volume of CME Eurodollar options averaged 68,000 contracts per day during the month, up 81 percent from November 2005, and represented 8 percent of total Eurodollar options volume.

CME E-mini equity index volume averaged 1.7 million contracts per day in November, up 42 percent compared with November 2005. Total equity options volume grew 37 percent from the same period a year ago, to average 117,000 contracts per day. CME E-mini options volume averaged a record 59,000 contracts per day, up 94 percent from November 2005. CME equity standard volume grew 7 percent to average 128,000 contracts per day.

CME foreign exchange volume in November averaged 508,000 contracts per day, up 38 percent compared with the year-ago period -- achieving a record for highest volume during a non-roll month. Electronic foreign exchange volume increased 42 percent to average a record 457,000 contracts per day compared with November 2005. At the end of November, overall FX open interest reached an all-time record of 1.5 million contracts. Total FX options volume averaged 16,000 contracts per day, up 62 percent from November 2005.

All statistics in this news release exclude data on CME's non-traditional TRAKRS® products, and CME Auction Markets™ products, unless otherwise noted. All references to options refer to options on futures contracts.

CME commodities and alternative investments volume averaged 84,000 contracts per day in November, up 32 percent from the same period a year ago.

NYMEX volume on CME Globex averaged a record 375,000 contracts per day in November, up from 79,000 contracts per day in the second quarter and 175,000 contracts per day in the third quarter. Additionally, NYMEX volume on CME Globex reached a daily record of 554,000 contracts on November 16.

  CME MONTHLY AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME (In Thousands)

                               November 2006   November 2005  Percent Change
  CME PRODUCT LINE
  Interest Rates                    2,859           2,381           20%
  E-Minis                           1,675           1,180           42%
  Equity Standard                     128             119            7%
  Foreign Exchange                    508             369           38%
  Commodities and Alt. Inv.            84              64           32%
    Sub Total                       5,254           4,113           28%
  TRAKRS                              474           1,673          -72%
    Total                           5,728           5,786           -1%

  VENUE
  Open Outcry                       1,181           1,166            1%
  CME Globex (EX TRAKRS)            4,022           2,907           38%
  Privately Negotiated                 50              41           23%


  Note: CME Weather and GSCI products moved from Equity Standard to
  Commodities in April, and prior months were adjusted.


  CME ROLLING THREE-MONTH AVERAGES (excluding TRAKRS)

  Average Rate Per Contract (In Dollars)

  3-Month               By Product Line                      By Venue
  Period                                  Commod-
  Ending                                   ities                       Pri-
                                            and                       vately
        Interest E-Minis Equity   Foreign   Alt.         Open   CME    Nego-
          Rates         Standard  Exchange  Inv.  Total Outcry Globex tiated
  Oct-06  0.495   0.714   1.335    1.133   0.946  0.638  0.469  0.664  3.567
  Sep-06  0.496   0.712   1.338    1.146   0.939  0.641  0.475  0.668  3.545
  Aug-06  0.484   0.690   1.403    1.131   0.944  0.629  0.467  0.661  3.620
  Jul-06  0.486   0.691   1.406    1.110   0.913  0.637  0.484  0.662  3.814


  Average Daily Volume (In Thousands)

  3-Month               By Product Line                      By Venue
  Period                                  Commod-
  Ending                                   ities                       Pri-
                                            and                       vately
        Interest E-Minis Equity   Foreign   Alt.         Open   CME    Nego-
          Rates         Standard  Exchange  Inv.  Total Outcry Globex tiated
  Nov-06  3,120   1,661    151      476      80   5,489  1,376  4,061   52
  Oct-06  3,204   1,535    150      433      74   5,397  1,490  3,855   52
  Sep-06  3,148   1,564    154      423      78   5,367  1,517  3,801   50
  Aug-06  3,194   1,685    166      411      78   5,535  1,629  3,858   48

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