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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume in the First Half of 2014 Declined 1%, Fifth Year Above 2 Billion Contracts

July 01, 2014
Chicago -

OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume reached 327,922,056 in June, an 11 percent decrease from the June 2013 volume of 367,660,030 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is off 1 percent from 2013 with 2,117,001,407 contracts, marking the fifth consecutive year that first half cleared volume reached 2 billion contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 321,358,397 contracts in June, down 11 percent from June 2013. Year-to-date total options volume is down 1 percent compared to the first half of last year with 2,083,091,200 contracts. Year-to-date average daily options trading volume is 16,799,123 contracts, 1 percent lower than 2013.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume reached 6,563,659 contracts in June, up 1 percent from June 2013. OCC's year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 13 percent with 33,910,207 contracts in the first half of 2014. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 13 percent with 273,469 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 17 percent in new loans from June 2013 with 100,658 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is down 9 percent from 2013 with 586,380 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in June was $139,132,902,307.

 
June 2014 Total Contract Volume
June 2013 Total Contract Volume
June Total Contract % Change vs. June 2013
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2013
Equity Options
288,321,310
326,896,154
-11.80%
15,136,537
15,444,729
-2.00%
Index Options
33,037,087
34,284,103
-3.64%
1,662,586
1,590,239
4.55%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
0
1
n/a
Total Options
321,358,397
361,180,257
-11.03%
16,799,123
17,034,969
-1.38%
Equity Futures
1,269,074
780,133
62.67%
39,979
36,197
10.45%
Index / Other Futures
5,294,585
5,699,640
-7.11%
233,490
205,406
13.67%
Total Futures
6,563,659
6,479,773
1.29%
273,469
241,603
13.19%
Total Volume
327,922,056
367,660,030
-10.81%
17,072,592
17,276,572
-1.18%

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