News Release

CBOT Ag Complex Volume Continues to Grow

Fri Sep 29 2006

For Immediate Release

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Jennifer Rook
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CHICAGO, IL, September 29, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) announced today that volume in its Agricultural products continues to grow, as the Exchange experienced its third best trading day for the complex on Thursday, September 28. A total of 781,713 Ag futures and options contracts changed hands at the CBOT that day. 

The Exchange set a record for electronic trading for Agricultural futures with 242,929 contracts traded, up 57 percent from the previous record set on August 14, 2006.

CBOT Wheat futures volume also set a record, climbing to 191,580 contracts. This surpasses the prior record of 157,446 contracts set on May 31, 2006.

The CBOT offers a broad set of Agricultural futures and options on futures contracts including Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, Soybean Oil, Soybean Meal, Soybean Crush and Rough Rice.  On August 1, 2006, the Exchange increased global access to these benchmark Agricultural products and launched trading of Full-sized, physically delivered Agricultural futures contracts on its electronic trading platform during daytime trading hours.

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