Trading Statistics: 25 Billion Futures and Options Traded Globally In 2011

April 27, 2012 6:16 pm

We had spotted multiple high frequency trading stats in the past. We had also written about how the trading volume is split between retail investors, algos etc – we spotted this today:

“The number of futures and options traded on exchanges around the world rose 11.4% to a total of 24.97 billion contracts. That 11.4% rate of growth was a lot slower than what we saw in 2010, but it was more or less on par with the growth rate in the years preceding the 2008 crisis.

Looking back over the last five years, global volume has grown by 60.9%. The bulk of that growth has come from the emerging markets of Brazil, China, India and Russia, which have been marching forward year by year relatively unaffected by the turmoil of 2008 and 2009. Yet even in the U.S., the total number of exchangetraded futures and options contracts has risen 33.3% over the past five years.”

Statistics Source: FuturesIndustry.org

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