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Notional Value of Futures/Option Open Contracts

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To date physical commodities has experienced price increases that would justify a higher percentage increase in notional value than for financial commodities.

Notional Value of Futures/Option Open Contracts
(Amount in Trillions)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Financial Commodities 15.5 22.6 37.3 36.9 42.1 41.2 28.3 32.2 33.5 34.5
Physical Commodities 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.8 1.4 1.9 2.5 3.0
Total Commodities 15.7 22.8 37.7 37.7 43.3 43.0 29.7 34.1 36.0 37.5

 

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