ICE reports 12.5% decrease in currency trading volumes

ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and

ATLANTA, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, reported futures volume for April 2012. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE’s futures markets was 1,540,997 contracts, an increase of 21% from April 2011. Year-to-date through April 30, ADV across ICE’s futures exchanges was 1,551,967 contracts, up 2% compared to the first four months of 2011. Total futures volume in April 2012 was 30.8 million contracts.

CME earlier today reported a 5% decrease in currency volumes.

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Product LineADVADVADV
 AprilApril% Change
 20122011 
ICE Brent Crude futures & options612,720428,43343
ICE Gasoil futures & options238,447223,2506.8
ICE WTI Crude futures & options132,079168,862-21.8
ICE ECX emissions futures & options30,56419,55356.3
Other futures contracts (1)51,92626,62095.1
TOTAL ICE FUTURES EUROPE1,065,736866,71823
Index futures & options (2)140,165113,10123.9
Sugar No. 11 futures & options162,505142,21814.3
Other agricultural commodity contracts (3)120,958106,99213.1
Currency futures and options contracts (4)23,67827,053-12.5
TOTAL ICE FUTURES U.S.447,306389,36414.9
TOTAL ICE FUTURES CANADA & CCFE27,95521,46830.2
TOTAL FUTURES CONTRACTS1,540,9971,277,55020.6
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