News Release

CBOT Sets New Record For Annual Trading Volume

Tue Nov 07 2006

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Craig Grabiner


CHICAGO, November 7, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) announced today that it set a new record for annual trading volume – with 38 trading days remaining this year.  The new volume record surpasses the previous record, 674,651,393 contracts, set in 2005.

CBOT President and CEO Bernard W. Dan said, “It is a testament to the Exchange’s liquid, transparent markets that CBOT volume has already overtaken last year’s record.  Consistent volume gains across our Agricultural, Financial, Metals and Equity Index product groups can be directly attributed to our unwavering commitment to delivering products and services that meet the needs of our global customer base.  While electronic trading of Metals futures and daytime electronic trading of Agricultural contracts helped drive volume gains through the year, this milestone confirms that market participants continue to be attracted to the various trading opportunities available at the CBOT.”

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at

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