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 CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, today reported its May 2023 market statistics, showing average daily volume (ADV) increased 3% to 25 million contracts during the month, the highest May ADV in company history. Market statistics are available in greater detail at https://cmegroupinc.gcs-web.com/monthly-volume.

  • Highest-ever May ADV of 25M contracts
  • Double-digit volume increases in interest rates, energy, agricultural and metals, as well as many individual products
  • SOFR futures and options continue ADV growth

May 2023 ADV across asset classes includes:

Additional May 2023 product highlights compared to May 2022 include:

  • Interest Rate ADV increased 20%
    • Record U.S. Treasury futures open interest of 17,856,235 contracts on May 23
    • SOFR futures ADV increased 126% to 3.4 million contracts
    • SOFR options ADV increased 935% to 1.8 million contracts
    • 30 Day Fed Funds futures ADV increased 112% to 544,000 contracts
  • Options ADV increased 29%
    • Interest Rate options ADV increased to 50% to 2.9 million contracts
    • Agricultural options ADV increased 24% to 342,000 contracts
    • Energy options ADV increased 33% to 282,000 contracts
    • Metals options ADV increased 39% to 85,000 contracts
  • Energy ADV increased 12%
    • Natural Gas options ADV increased 32% to 136,000 contracts
  • Agricultural ADV increased 38%
    • Record Soybean Oil options ADV of 22,633 contracts
    • Soybean Oil futures ADV increased 78% to 150,000 contracts
    • KC HRW Wheat futures ADV increased 108% to 68,000 contracts
  • Metals ADV increased 30%
    • Aluminum futures ADV increased 120% to 4,500 contracts
  • Micro Products ADV
    • Micro E-mini Equity Index futures and options ADV of 2.1 million contracts represented 34% of overall Equity Index ADV, Micro WTI Crude Oil futures accounted for 5.2% of overall Energy ADV, Micro Ether futures accounted for 0.2% of overall Equity Index ADV and Micro Bitcoin futures accounted for 0.2% of overall Equity Index ADV
  • BrokerTec U.S. Repo average daily notional value (ADNV) increased 8% to $292B 

About CME Group

As the world’s leading 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. 

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 and EBS are trademarks of BrokerTec Europe LTD and EBS Group LTD, respectively. The S&P 500 Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (“S&P DJI”). “S&P®”, “S&P 500®”, “SPY®”, “SPX®”, US 500 and The 500 are trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC; Dow Jones®, DJIA® and Dow Jones Industrial Average are service and/or trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. These trademarks have been licensed for use by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Futures contracts based on the S&P 500 Index are not sponsored, endorsed, marketed, or promoted by S&P DJI, and S&P DJI makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Shayne Heffernan

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