CME Group September volume falls

Oct 2, 2009 @ 11:35 am

By Associated Press

Derivatives exchange operator CME Group Inc. said Friday its September volume averaged 10.5 million contracts per day, a 32 percent drop from a year earlier.

Still, the average daily volume was up 3 percent from August. Total volume was 222 milllion contracts in September, with 82 percent traded electronically.

Electronic volume averaged 8.6 million contracts per day, down 32 percent from October but up 5 percent from August

CME Group year-to-date volume through September averaged 10.3 million contracts per day.

CME Group's exchanges offer a range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.

Shares rose $4.38 to $296.90 during midday trading.

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