CHICAGO -- The Chicago Board of Trade said its Agricultural complex set an all-time volume record yesterday. The new record of 929,546 contracts surpassed the previous high of 869,005 contracts set on Feb. 22, 2005.



CBOT President and CEO Bernard W. Dan said, "The combination of increased demand in the Agricultural sector coupled with the Aug. 1 addition of side-by-side trading in our Agricultural complex has created greater access and opportunity for the entire marketplace. This new record is a direct reflection of those demands and our determination to create an environment to meet them."



The CBOT Agricultural complex includes Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Rough Rice, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Oats futures and options contracts and South American Meal futures contracts. These products are available on the e-cbot(R) electronic trading platform from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily and in the open auction environment from 9:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (CT). More information about the CBOT Agricultural Complex is online.



As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.



SOURCE: Chicago Board of Trade via PR Newswire.