NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it reached a trading volume record for its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures contract on Friday, June 7, 2013. Trading volume for NYMEX Brent reached 52,352, compared to April 12, 2013, the last record day, when volume reached 44,357 contracts.
This is the first time NYMEX Brent has surpassed 50,000 contracts. Additionally, open interest for this contract is at near-record levels of 60,356 lots. The record for open interest was set on May 20, 2013, when it reached 60,502 contracts.
NYMEX Brent futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.
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