News Release

CME Group Averaged 15.7 Million Contracts Per Day in April 2019

Thu May 02 2019

CHICAGO, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached average daily volume (ADV) of 15.7 million contracts during April 2019, compared to 17 million contracts in April 2018. Open interest (OI) at the end of April was 132 million contracts, up 14% from year-end 2018 and up 5% from April 2018.

Interest Rate volume averaged 8.1 million contracts per day in April 2019, up 5% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • U.S. Treasury futures and options ADV increased 7% to 3.9 million contracts
  • Eurodollar options averaged 1.4 million contracts per day, up 17%
  • Fed Fund futures ADV rose 32% to 287,000 contracts
  • Weekly Treasury options ADV increased 69% to 184,000 contracts
  • Ultra U.S. Treasury Bond futures and options ADV increased 4% to 118,000 contracts

Options volume averaged 3.4 million contracts per day in April 2019, down 2% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • Record Lean Hog options OI of 417,000 contracts on April 15
  • Interest Rate options ADV grew 20% to 2.3 million contracts
  • Livestock options ADV rose 28% to 29,000 contracts

Energy volume averaged 2.5 million contracts per day in April 2019, down 5% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • Gasoline futures and options ADV rose 29% to 255,000 contracts

Agricultural volume averaged 1.6 million contracts per day in April 2019, down 10% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • Corn futures ADV grew 1% to 493,000 contracts
  • Livestock futures ADV increased 21% to 150,000 contracts
  • Lean Hog futures and options ADV grew 52% to 85,000 contracts
  • Live Cattle futures and options ADV rose 5% to 80,000 contracts
  • Hard Red Winter Wheat futures and options ADV increased 3% to 77,000 contracts

Foreign Exchange volume averaged 747,000 contracts per day in April 2019, down 10% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • Australian dollar futures and options ADV increased 1% to 99,000 contracts
  • Swiss franc futures and options ADV rose 2% to 25,000 contracts

Metals volume averaged 528,000 contracts per day in April 2019, down 23% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • Record Copper options daily volume of 14,000 contracts on April 23

Equity Index volume averaged 2.3 million contracts per day in April 2019, down 32% from April 2018. Highlights include:

  • E-mini Russell 2000 futures and options ADV rose 1% to 109,000 contracts
  • Bitcoin futures and options ADV increased 165% to 10,000 contracts

BrokerTec fixed income trading activity highlights, in terms of average daily notional value, include: 

  • European Repo average daily notional value increased 10% to €281 billion
  • U.S. Repo average daily notional value increased 6% to $247 billion

Footnote: To see CME Group daily over-the-counter (OTC) notional cleared volumes and open interest, monthly OTC notional cleared volumes and monthly total trade count, go to http://www.cmegroup.com/education/cme-volume-oi-records.html

MONTHLY AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME (ADV)





Total Exchange ADV

(in thousands)



Apr 2019

Apr 2018


Trading Days

21

21






PRODUCT LINE

Apr 2019

Apr 2018

Percent Change

Interest Rates

8,054

7,665

5%

Equity Indexes

2,319

3,432

-32%

Foreign Exchange (FX)

747

832

-10%

Energy

2,486

2,611

-5%

Agricultural Commodities

1,603

1,779

-10%

Metals

528

682

-23%

   Total

15,737

17,001

-7%






VENUE

Apr 2019

Apr 2018

Percent Change

Open outcry

1,104

1,070

3%

CME Globex

14,021

15,335

-9%

Privately negotiated

612

596

3%

 

ROLLING THREE-MONTH AVERAGES


Average Daily Volume (In thousands)



3-Month Period Ending

PRODUCT LINE

Apr-19

Mar-19

Feb-19

Jan-19

Interest Rates

9,787

10,313

10,256

10,575

Equity Indexes

2,837

3,161

3,699

4,004

Foreign Exchange (FX)

853

885

877

921

Energy

2,330

2,331

2,389

2,658

Agricultural Commodities

1,556

1,381

1,280

1,203

Metals

549

561

510

544

   Total

17,912

18,633

19,010

19,905







VENUE

Apr-19

Mar-19

Feb-19

Jan-19

Open outcry

1,209

1,284

1,224

1,178

Electronic

15,986

16,576

17,030

17,996

Privately negotiated

17

773

756

731

 

Average Rate Per Contract (In dollars)




3-Month Period Ending

PRODUCT LINE

Mar-19

Feb-19

Jan-19

Dec-18

Interest Rates

0.481

0.486

0.479

0.475

Equity Indexes

0.757

0.742

0.731

0.715

Foreign Exchange (FX)

0.763

0.769

0.745

0.720

Energy

1.159

1.173

1.160

1.150

Agricultural Commodities

1.246

1.264

1.277

1.261

Metals

1.488

1.484

1.465

1.428

   Total

0.713

0.714

0.708

0.697

 

BrokerTec Fixed Income and EBS Foreign Exchange Average Daily Notional Value

(in billion USD unless otherwise stated, single count)


PRODUCT LINE

Apr 2018

Apr 2019

YoY %
Change

Mar 2019

MoM %
Change
 

U.S. Treasury1

155.1

143.2

-8%

176.6

-19%

U.S. Repo

233.6

246.9

6%

261.5

-6%

European Repo (in EUR billions)

255.4

280.7

10%

286.8

-2%

Spot FX

83.4

67.3

-19%

83.0

-19%







                    12 Month ended April 30

PRODUCT LINE

2018

2019

% Change



U.S. Treasury

166.8

164.3

-1%



U.S. Repo

242.4

237.8

-2%



European Repo (in EUR billions)

240.5

264.8

10%



Spot FX

86.9

84.1

-3%




[1] Volume information includes UST Benchmarks and Agencies. Off-the-Run securities, including T-Bills, are provided pursuant to an agreement with ICAP Securities USA LLC.

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