Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 3 December 2014 – Euronext, the leading exchange in the Euro zone, today announced on 2 December that its commodities franchise achieved record daily volumes in milling wheat futures with 88,194 contracts traded and, simultaneously, record daily volumes in milling wheat options with 45,949 contracts traded on 2 December 2014. On the same day a new total daily volume record for Euronext commodity derivatives was also reached, with 146,222 contracts traded..
Milling wheat futures volume represented over 4.4 million tons on 2 December 2014. The previous record was set on 28 September 2012 with 81,231 contracts / 4.06 million tons traded.
The Euronext milling wheat futures contract has become continental Europe’s most liquid cleared benchmark for agricultural commodities, with current open interest standing at 271,438 contracts / 13.57 million tons.
Milling wheat options volume represented 2.3 million tons on 2 December 2014. The previous record was set on 19 May 2011, with 36,386 / 1.8 million tons traded.
Olivier Raevel, Head of Commodities at Euronext, said: “Following a robust performance this year, we are delighted to see the traction in our commodities business continuing. These new records confirm our strong belief in the strengths of our commodities franchise.”