International derivatives marketplace CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) has just published its volumes metrics for March and the first quarter of 2016, with Forex metrics failing to impress.
CME Group reported FX average daily volume (ADV) of 912,000 contracts in March 2016, a result which is down 4.4% from the levels seen in February 2016. The comparison in annual terms was gloomier, with March 2016 FX ADV down 16% from the result seen in March 2015.
CME Group also provided metrics for the January-March quarter. Forex ADV was 944,000 contracts, down 1% from the first quarter of 2015.
However, on March 10, 2016, CME Group achieved FX futures and options daily volume record of more than 2.5 million contracts. It also set quarterly average daily volume records for futures and options across Mexican Peso, Brazilian Real and E-micro FX contracts.
Looking at the overall performance across all segments, we see that March 2016 volume averaged 14.3 million contracts, which is markedly down from February’s record 18.7 million contracts. On the brighter side, the March 2016 result is up 4% from a year earlier.
You can view the full announcement from CME about its March and Q1 volumes by clicking here.