CME Group saw 2% volume growth across key asset classes in 2015, as compared to the prior year period, primarily driven by an increase in energy and commodity contract volume. The fall in crude oil prices that began in the fourth quarter of 2014 continued through 2015, resulting in several periods of high volatility. Moreover, agricultural commodity contract volumes were affected by the changing weather patterns caused by El Niño during 2015, leading to increases in price volatility across the sector. Interest rate contracts were the only product line which witnessed a decline, likely due to the highs achieved in 2014, owing to improved macroeconomic indicators and changing expectations regarding the Fed's rate hike. However, the composition of average daily volumes by product did not change much in the period. The table below breaks down the volumes for various asset classes traded on CME's platform in the 2014- 2015 period:
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