CME Group Reports Highest-Ever October ADV of 25.2 Million Contracts

  • Overall volume grew 11% over October 2022
  • Strongest October in company history for interest rate ADV
  • Record equity index options volume driven by E-mini S&P 500 contracts
  • Continued growth across SOFR and U.S. Treasury complexes

CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, today reported its October 2023 market statistics, reaching an average daily volume (ADV) of 25.2 million contracts during the month, an increase of 11% over 2022 and the company’s highest-ever October ADV on record. Market statistics are available in greater detail at

October 2023 ADV across asset classes includes:

Additional October 2023 product highlights compared to October 2022 include:

  • Interest Rate ADV increased 21%
    • SOFR futures ADV increased 61% to 3.2 million contracts
    • SOFR options ADV increased 59% to 1.4 million contracts
    • 5-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures ADV increased 25% to 1.3 million contracts
    • 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note options ADV increased 30% to 863,000 contracts
    • 2-Year U.S Treasury Note futures ADV increased 33% to 675,000 contracts
  • Options ADV increased 23%
    • Record Equity Index options ADV of 1,931,536 contracts – with record E-mini S&P 500 options ADV of 1,809,924 contracts
    • Interest Rate options ADV increased 12% to 2.8 million contracts
    • Energy options ADV increased 82% to 398,000 contracts
    • Agricultural options ADV increased 39% to 287,000 contracts
    • Metals options ADV increased 66% to 102,000 contracts
  •   Energy ADV increased 28%
    • Natural Gas futures ADV increased 38% to 421,000 contracts
    • WTI Crude Oil options ADV increased 56% to 188,000 contracts
  • Agricultural ADV increased 28%
    • Record Soybean Meal futures ADV of 189,948 contracts
    • Live Cattle futures ADV increased 30% to 65,000 contracts
  • Metals ADV increased 24%
    • Record Aluminum futures ADV of 6,633 contracts
    • Gold options ADV increased 76% to 86,000 contracts
  • International ADV increased 26% to 7.2 million contracts
  • Micro Products ADV
    • Micro E-mini Equity Index futures and options ADV of 2.8 million contracts represented 35% of overall Equity Index ADV and Micro WTI Crude Oil futures accounted for 5.1% of overall Energy ADV

About CME Group

As the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( 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. 

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