The Volume and Open Interest file contains the official volume and open interest information for CME Group futures and options contracts. This dataset includes only the total volume and open interest for all exchange traded products listed on the CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX. Delivered in an easy-to-use CSV format, Volume and Open Interest preliminary settlements are available at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.
Volume and Open Interest data is available for four exchanges in CSV format from as early as 1972.
Fields with an * in the “Field Availability” column are only available post-November 1st, 2010.
|Trade Date||A||20120801||YYYYMMDD||The trade date in YYYYMMDD format.|
|Exchange Code||B||XCME||XCME, XCBT, XNYM, XCEC||The exchange where the product is traded.|
|Product Code||D||EZ||String||The code assigned to a particular product.|
|Product Description||F||E-MINI S&P 500||String||The textual description of a product.|
|Product Type||G||O||F, O||Designates whether the contract is a Future (F) or Option (O).|
|Put/Call||I||C||P, C||Designates whether the contract is a Put (P) or Call (C).|
|Strike Price||J||1200||String||If an option, the strike price.|
|Contract Year||K||2012||YYYY||The year the contract expires.|
|Contract Month||L||8||MM||The delivery month for the future or option contract.|
|Open Interest||P||54||String||The open interest for the contract.|
|Total Volume||Q||2880||String||The total number of contracts traded -- the sum of Globex, Floor, and PNT.|
|Globex Volume||R||998||String||The number of contracts traded on Globex.|
|Floor Volume||S||0||String||The number of contracts traded on the Floor.||*|
|PNT Volume||T||0||String||The number of contracts traded in Privately-Negotiated Transactions.||*|
|Block Volume||U||1805||String||The number of contracts traded as Blocks.||*|
Does End-of-Day include both floor and CME Globex prices?
Yes, both venues are included in the dataset. They cannot be delivered separately.
Do you have a list of End-of-Day product availability?
Do you have sample files available?
Sample files can be found here.
What is the historical product availability for implied volatility data?
CME Products - February 1987
CBOT Products - July 2008
NYMEX Products - November 2009
COMEX Products - November 2009
Why are some expiries and/or strikes missing settlements?
We do not currently provide settlements for expiries or option strikes that have not traded that day and do not have open interest.
Why don't I see Open Interest in files prior to 11/1/2010?
This is because previous to to November 1, 2010 Open Interest was only published in the preliminary files and not the final files. If you grab the preliminary files you will get the Open Interest data.
What format is the file delivered in?
Volume and Open Interest is delivered in .CSV format.
What should I expect for the file name?
VOI files delivered via subscription service adhere to the following naming convention:
[DATA TYPE]_[TRADE DATE]_[SUFFIX]. Example: EOD_20120921_P.zip
- Data Type:
- Data Type will be EOD if your product set does not include all products on the exchange level.
- Data type will be EODE if your product set includes all products for an exchange.
- Trade Date:
- The date in the file name matches the trade date associated with the data in the file.
- The date in the file name is in YYYYMMDD format.
- E is associated with the earliest file that is sent. This file contains settlement data only.
- P is associated with the preliminary file that is sent at the end of the trade date.
- F is associated with the final file sent the morning of the next trade date.
What time are these files delivered?
P files will arrive at approximately 9:30 p.m. CT. F files will arrive at approximately 9:30 a.m. CT the next trade date.
How are these files obtained?
VOI files can be obtained through four different methodologies. These are API transfer, S3 to S3 transfer, SFTP download and Filer Browser download.
How many files will I receive for a given trade date?
You will receive two files for a given trade date.
What are P and F files?
The P file is the preliminary file that is sent at the end of the trade date. The F file is the final file sent the morning of the next trade date.
Will I always get an P file?
You will always receive a P File for subscription files. One-time orders will only receive the F file, not an P file.
Will I always get an F file?
Yes you will always receive a F file.
If the open interest can be adjusted, can any of the other values be adjusted as well?
No. All values in the P file with the exception of open interest are final for that trade date. Only the open interest could be updated the next morning.
How do I know if there was adjusted open interest?
Adjusted open interest will be indicated by the presence of a file with an F in the naming convention. When there is no adjustment to open interest, there will be no F file.