Global Futures and Options Volume

FIA compiles monthly reports on volume and open interest for futures and options traded and/or cleared at more than 80 exchanges worldwide. FIA also publishes an annual report on volume trends in the March issue of its magazine. To request these reports, please email info@fia.org or call +1 202 466-5460.


FIA Volume Report: Global Futures and Options Volume Rose 2.1% to 21.64 Billion in 2013

Boca Raton, Fla—March 10, 2014—The FIA today released its annual report on global trends in the trading of futures and options. According to statistics gathered by FIA from 84 exchanges worldwide, 21.64 billion futures and options contracts were traded in 2013, an increase of 2.1% from the previous year, but still well below the number of contracts traded in 2012 and 2011. 

Futures trading accounted for 12.22 billion contracts, just over 56% of total industry volume. Trading of options accounted for the other 44%. By category, contracts based on equity indices and individual stocks accounted for 11.77 billion, 54% of total volume. Interest rate futures and options accounted for 3.33 billion, 15% of total volume.

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 FIA Volume Report: Global Futures and Options Volume Fell 15.3% in 2012

Washington, D.C.―March 11, 2013―The number of futures and options traded on exchanges around the globe fell 15.3% in 2012 to 21.2 billion contracts from 24.9 billion in 2011. 2012’s total was the lowest number of contracts traded since 2009 and reflected double-digit declines across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, according to statistics compiled by Futures Industry Association.         

Volume in the Asia-Pacific region fell by 23.4% to 7.5 billion from 9.8 billion contracts. North American volume fell by 11.9% to 7.2 billion from 8.2 billion contracts and volume in Europe fell by 12.5% to 4.4 billion from 5.0 billion. By sector, contracts based on individual equities fell by 8.4% to 6.5 billion contracts from 7.1 billion; equity index volume plunged by 28.5% to 6.0 billion from 8.5 billion contracts, and interest rate contract volume fell by 16.0% to 2.9 billion from 3.5 billion.

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FIA Volume Report: U.S. Futures and Options Volume Fell 13.2% in 2012
Washington, D.C.―Jan. 17, 2013―The number of futures and options traded on U.S. exchanges fell 13.2% in 2012 to 7.0 billion contracts from 8.1 billion in 2011, according to statistics compiled by the Futures Industry Association.  For the month of December, total U.S. futures and options volume fell 2.8% to 517.5 million contracts from 532.2 million contracts during the same period a year ago.  Futures-only volume during 2012 fell by 15.1% to 2.6 billion contracts from 3.1 billion. Options volume at U.S. exchanges regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in 2012 fell by 10.1% to 449 million contracts from 499.6 million, while options volume at exchanges regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission fell by 12.3% to 4.0 billion contracts from 4.6 billion.

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Jan-Jun 2012 Volume Trends
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Global Futures and Options Trading Climbed 11.4% in 2011
Global futures and options trading rose 11.4% in 2011 to 24.97 billion contracts. The rate of growth was down substantially from 2010, but more or less on par with the growth rate in the years preceding the 2008 crisis.
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Jan-Jun 2011 Volume Trends
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Global Futures and Options Trading Rose 25.6% in 2010
Washington, D.C.—March 15, 2011—The Futures Industry Association today released a report on trading volume in the global listed derivatives markets. The report, which measures volume based on the number of contracts traded on derivatives exchanges, indicates that 22.3 billion futures and options contracts changed hands during 2010, an increase of 25.6% compared to 2009.

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Jan-Jun 2010 Volume Trends -- FIA Volume Webinar (Sept. 16, 2010)
An update on futures and options volume trends in the first half of 2010, covering regional and category trends and the products with the greatest growth in trading.
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2009 Volume Trends: Decline in the West, Surge in the East
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2009 Derivatives Exchange Volume, An Interactive Discussion, March 18, 2010

A webinar presentation by Galen Burghardt, senior vice president and director of research at Newedge, and Will Acworth, editor of Futures Industry, on the global futures and options volume trends described in the March issue of Futures Industry. The webinar describes key themes and analysis based on the FIA's volume data as well as a quantitative analysis of volatility and liquidity trends in the benchmark interest rate and equity index contracts traded on the major U.S. and European exchanges. Participants will be able to submit questions and comments online during the presentation.

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2008: A Wild Ride
Global Futures and Options Volume Rises 13.7%, But Credit Crisis Damages Liquidity in the Core Markets

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Volume Surges Again: Global Futures and Options Trading Rises 28% in 2007
Washington, D.C.—March 10, 2008—The Futures Industry Association, a Washington-based trade group, today released its annual report on global trading volume. The report, which measures volume based on the number of contracts traded on derivatives exchanges worldwide, indicates that more than 15 billion futures and options contracts changed hands during 2007, an increase of 28% from the previous year. Go to full article

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First Quarter 2004 Volume Report

Global futures and options trading up 30.5% in 2003
Mar. 17, 2004--Washington, D.C.-- Global futures and options trading reached 8.11 billion contracts in 2003, according to data gathered from 58 exchanges worldwide by the Futures Industry Association.

FIA Annual Volume Survey: World Futures Volume Soars to New Highs... Again
Trading volume hit another record in 2003, driven by growth in virtually every category of futures and options. In this year’s annual survey of global volume trends, FI looks at some other ways of measuring the size of a futures market.
Global Futures and Options Volume Data


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