CME Group publishes market statistics for the first quarter and March 2022

  • Overall Q1 ADV increased 19% and March ADV increased 12% year-over-year
  • Record Stock Index Futures and Options in Q1 ADV
  • Record SOFR futures and options in the first quarter ADV and OI

CHICAGO, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives market, today reported its first quarter and March 2022 market statistics, showing that the average daily volume (ADV) increased by 19% to 26 million contracts during the first quarter. March ADV rose 12% to 24.4 million contracts during the month. Market statistics are available in more detail at

Q1 2022 highlights across all asset classes compared to Q1 2021 include:

  • Equity Index ADV increased by 30%, including:
    • Record Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 ADV futures contract of 1,603,701 contracts
    • Record Micro E-mini S&P 500 ADV futures contract of 1,366,489 contracts
    • Record E-mini S&P 500 ADV options of 1,134,112 contracts
    • Record Nasdaq-100 ADV futures contract of 733,796 contracts
    • Record E-mini Russell 2000 ADV futures contract of 266,524 contracts
    • Record Micro E-mini Dow Jones ADV futures contract of 234,155 contracts
    • Record E-mini Nasdaq-100 ADV options of 39,710 contracts
  • The ADV interest rate increased by 21%, including:
    • Record SOFR ADV futures contracts of 1,199,590 contracts, with a record open interest (OI) of 4,447,896 contracts on March 30
    • Record SOFR options ADV of 38,995 contracts, with a record OI of 1,351,249 contracts on March 30
    • ADV 5-Year U.S. Treasury Options Record 287,147 Contracts
    • 30-Day Fed Fund Futures ADV Up 313%
  • VAD of energy and currencies increased by 6%
  • Micro Ether ADV futures have risen to 19,000 since their December 2021 launch
  • ADV options increased by 32%
    • ADV of stock index options increased by 81%
    • ADV interest rate options increased by 23%
    • ADV FX options increased by 22%
    • ADV of energy options increased by 13%
    • ADV metals options gained 10%
    • Agricultural ADV options increased by 8%
  • ADV outside United States increased by 18% to 7.3 million contracts in the first quarter, including a growth of 28% in Latin America22% in Asia and 17% in EMEA

March 2022 ADV in asset classes includes:

Additional March 2022 strengths of the product compared to March 2021 include:

  • ADV interest rate increased by 22%
    • Record ADV on SOFR futures contracts of 1,600,102 contracts
    • 30-Day Fed Fund Futures ADV Up 314%
    • 70% increase in the ARV of options on 5-year US Treasury bills
    • 2-Year U.S. Treasuries Futures ADV Up 53%
    • Eurodollar ADV options rose 29%
    • 10-year US Treasury options rose 16%
  • Agricultural ADV increased by 9%
    • Chicago SRW Wheat Options VAD Rise 136%
    • VAD corn options increased by 62%
  • Exchange currency increased by 10%
  • Energy ADV increased by 8%
    • Micro WTI crude oil futures hit a record ADV of 226,304 contracts, having traded more than 16.8 million contracts in total since their July 12 launch
  • Metal ADV increased by 5%
    • ADV of gold options increased by 60%
    • Micro Gold Futures ADV increased by 57%
    • ADV of copper options increased by 24%
    • Platinum futures ADV increased by 16%
  • Stock index ADV increased by 2%
    • E-mini S&P 500 ADV options rose 69%
    • Nikkei 225 futures ADV increased by 20%
  • Ether futures ADV increased by 425%
  • ADV options increased by 37%
    • The STR of stock index options increased by 62%
    • ADV of metal options increased by 51%
    • ADV of agricultural options increased by 41%
    • ADV interest rate increased by 29%
    • ADV energy options increased by 34%
    • ADV forex options increased by 21%
  • ADV outside United States increased by 10% to 7 million, including a growth of 31% in Latin America11% in Asia and 8% in EMEA
  • Micro E-mini futures and options accounted for 41% of the entire ADV equity index, Micro WTI crude oil futures accounted for 9% of the entire energy ADV and Micro Bitcoin futures accounted for 0.2% of the entire ADV stock index
  • Micro Ether futures had an ADV of 16,000 contracts
  • BrokerTec US Repo ADNV increased by 20% to $287 billionEuropean Repo ADNV increased by 14% to 340 billion euros and US Treasury ADNV increased by 11% to $148 billion

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