The Kansas City Board of Trade HRW wheat futures and exchange volume traded during the month of August was the third largest in the history of the exchange for the calendar month of August.
HRW wheat futures volume of 532,151 contracts was the third largest for the month of August, behind only the August record of 752,383 contracts set in 2010 and 2011 volume of 665,415 contracts. This month’s volume was an increase of 15.5 percent over July 2012 volume.
Total exchange volume of 537,714 contracts also was the third largest for the month of August, with the August record of 765,357 contracts set in 2010 and 2011 volume at 680,022. Total exchange volume increased 14.1 percent over July 2012 volume.
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