08 April 1999
LIFFE volumes rise 27% in first quarter

COMMODITY futures volumes on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange rose 27% during the first quarter of this year.

Volumes for the exchanges seven commodity futures products jumped to 1.4m between January and March compared with 1.1m for the same period last year.

The seven commodities are cocoa, robusta coffee, white sugar, wheat, barley, potatoes and freight.

Liffes potato futures volumes jumped 71% but barley futures were less popular – volumes fell 53%. Coffee, cocoa and sugar all recorded gains of 25%.

  • Financial Times 08/04/99 page 38