2011 A Record-Setting Year for KCBT HRW Wheat FuturesWed, 04 Jan 2012 06:20:10 CST
The Kansas City Board of Trade set new annual volume records in 2011 for Hard Red Winter wheat futures and for the exchange as a whole.
A total of 6,582,673 contracts were traded at the KCBT in 2011, setting a new record with a 15.5 percent increase over the 5,697,874 contracts traded in 2010.
In the HRW wheat futures contract, a total of 6,342,782 contracts were traded, which also set a new annual volume record over 2010 volume with a 14.3 percent increase.
HRW wheat options volume traded in 2011 amounted to 239,891 contracts, a 62.1 percent increase over total 2010 trading volume.
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