ICE reports increase in futures volume for July 2009
ICE Reports Increase In Futures Volume For July 2009
IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, today reported strong July 2009 volume. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE's futures markets was 1,012,437 contracts, an increase of 34% from July 2008. Year-to-date through July 31, 2009, ADV across ICE's futures exchanges was 1,015,405 contracts, an increase of 10% compared to the same period of 2008. Total futures volume for the month of July was 22.3 million contracts.
ICE Futures Europe(R) established monthly volume and ADV records of 15,769,521 contracts and 716,796 contracts, respectively, and month-end open interest reached a record 2,778,885 contracts, an increase of 32% from December 31, 2008. Volume, ADV and open interest records were set in a number of ICE Futures Europe contracts, including ICE Brent crude oil, European gas oil and EU emissions futures.