CME Group today announced that yesterday it surpassed one billion contracts (excluding non-traditional TRAKRS futures contracts) traded on its electronic trading platform, CME Globex , in a year.

CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, sees an average daily volume of 5.2 million contracts for products traded on Globex, up 38% from 2006. Though 75% of CME products are already traded via Globex, the exchange will migrate all Chicago Board of Trade products (except e-cbot metals) to the electronic system in January 2008.

Investors are responding to the company's success, as CME shares have skyrocketed nearly 85 points to $624.50 from $540.10 on September 24, marking a new annual high.