Nov. 18, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a monthly volume record for its
of 171,988 contracts in October compared to 160,496 in
, the last record month for this contract. Within this,
Coal (API2) CIF ARA (ARGUS-McCloskey) Futures
reached a record of 125,247 contracts traded in October compared to 113,899 in
. The second largest contract within the coal contract complex is the
Coal (API4) FOB Richards Bay (ARGUS-McCloskey) Futures
which traded 45,891 contracts in October compared to 45,660 in
. Open Interest continued to climb with a 2% increase overall from September.
All the Asian CME Group coal markets saw month-on-month increases in volume, with 1,840 contracts traded across the
Coal (API 5) fob Newcastle Australian (Argus/McCloskey)
Indonesian Coal (McCloskey sub-bituminous)
Coal (API 8) cfr South China (Argus/McCloskey) Futures
Coal (API 5) fob Newcastle (Argus/McCloskey)
also had its highest volume month with 75 contracts traded.
"Our coal complex is in a strong position right now as an increasing number of international market participants choose CME Group as the preferred venue for managing risk in the global coal market," said
, Managing Director of Energy at CME Group.
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