News Release

CME Group Reports September and Third-Quarter 2020 Market Statistics

Fri Oct 02 2020

CHICAGO, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today reported its September and third-quarter 2020 market statistics, showing it reached average daily volume (ADV) of 15.6 million contracts during the quarter and 16.9 million contracts during the month of September. Market statistics are available online in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume.

Quarterly ADV across asset classes includes:

September ADV across asset classes includes:

Additional highlights include:

  • Record ADV of 2.4 million contracts in Micro E-mini Equity futures in September and a record 2 million ADV in Q3. Micro E-mini futures and options represented 36% of overall Equity Index ADV during Q3 2020, up from 16% in Q3 2019, and up from 34% in Q2 2020
  • September Equity Index ADV grew 74% from September 2019, reaching its second-highest monthly ADV
  • E-mini Nasdaq-100 futures ADV increased 62% from September 2019 and grew 23% from Q3 2019
  • Record Silver futures ADV of 148,000 contracts during Q3
  • Record Micro Gold futures ADV of 139,000 contracts during Q3
  • Soybean futures ADV grew 57% from September 2019
  • Chicago SRW Wheat futures ADV rose 39% from September 2019
  • Natural Gas options ADV increased 24% from September 2019

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

CME Group, the Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Globex, and, E-mini are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. BrokerTec, EBS, TriOptima, and Traiana are trademarks of BrokerTec Europe LTD, EBS Group LTD, TriOptima AB, and Traiana, Inc., respectively. Dow Jones, Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and S&P are service and/or trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC, as the case may be, and have been licensed for use by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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