Amadeusz Juskowiak

Cbt february volume down 14 pct from year ago

February volume at the Chicago Board of Trade CBT declined 14 pct from the yearago month to 8191266 contracts the exchange said

A relatively steady interest rate climate reduced volume in the most active contract Treasury bond futures by 175 pct from a year ago to 4307645 contracts

However trading in most agricultural futures contracts increased last month led by oats and corn futures

Oats volume tripled to 27662 contracts and corn volume increased 35 pct to 580204 contracts Wheat and soybean oil futures activity also rose from a year ago while soybean and soybean oil volume slipped the exchange said

Major Market Index futures increased activity 37 pct during the month with 194697 contracts changing hands