DCE Monthly Statistics September 2010
Total trading volume at the Dalian Commodity Exchange, China’s leading agricultural and plastics exchange, for the month of September was 73,492,016 contracts, an increase of 12.4% compared to September 2009. Average daily volume for this period was 3.87 million contracts. Trading turnover totaled CNY 3.762 trillion, an increase of 34.2% over September 2009.
With the exception of corn, trading volumes fell slightly for most agricultural products in September: agricultural commodity volume averaged 3.08 million contracts per day, accounting for 79% of trading volume. Average plastics volume was up slightly at 787,418 contracts per day, accounting for 21% of trading volume.
Open interest for all DCE products at the end of September was 3,743,450 contracts, an increase of 8.8% over last month.
According to data from the China Futures Industry Association, total nationwide trading volume for September reached 256,921,956 contracts worth CNY 25.22 trillion, increases of 25.7% and 107.28% respectively compared to September 2009.