IntercontinentalExchange reports March average daily volume down 16% ICE's March 2014 and first quarter of 2014 average daily volume decreased 16% and 13%, respectively, compared to prior year periods. Commodity futures and options ADV decreased 15% year to year in March on lower natural gas and Brent volume. First quarter 2014 commodity ADV increased 2% on a 25% increase in sugar volume while energy volume was flat due to lower price volatility in the quarter. Financial futures and options ADV declined 17% in March and 26% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the prior year, driven by short-term interest rate products due to continued low volatility. March medium & long-term interest rate ADV increased 10% year to year. In March, NYSEís U.S. cash equities ADV increased 5% and Euronextís European cash equities ADV increased 13%, and U.S. options volume declined 2% year to year.