Terrence A. Duffy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at CME Group
Thanks, John. And let me echo John's comments and hoping that you all -- you and your families are all safe and healthy. So again, thank you for joining us this morning. We released our executive commentary earlier today, which provided extensive details on the fourth quarter of 2021. I have John, Sean, Derek, Sunil, and Julie Winkler on the call this morning and we look forward to addressing any questions you have.
Before I begin, in addition to John, who will discuss the financial results, I'm going to have Sean and Derek make some comments as we did last quarter. Trading activity was strong during the fourth quarter with average daily volume of 20.5 million contracts per day, up 26% versus fourth quarter last year and up 15% sequentially. We also added 26% ADV growth during the month of December versus the prior year. We saw tremendous year-over-year strength in our interest rate business, which was up 56%, including record quarterly SOFR futures ADV.
As we continue to assist clients with the transition from LIBOR, equity index ADV increased 15% and energy ADV rose 16% compared to fourth quarter last year. In addition, options ADV grew 58% to 3.7 million contracts. A strong finish to the year, supported record annual ADV in total of 19.6 million contracts, up 3% from last year, as well as record annual non-US ADV of 5.5 million contracts or up 4% compared with 2020. In the fourth quarter, non-US average daily -- average daily volume was up 24% to 5.7 million contracts per day. We saw 26% growth in Europe, 15% growth in Asia, and 45% growth in Latin America.
As always, we continue to launch new innovative products, tools and services to support customer needs. We executed on targeted sales campaigns for recent launches during Q4. Micro Ether futures were launched in early December and surpassed 100,000 contracts within the first two weeks. We also began trading E-mini Russell 2000, Monday and Wednesday weekly options contracts, as demand for the more short-dated options continues to grow. Additionally, we recently announced our plans to launch a new 20-year U.S. treasury bond future and early March 2022, which is pending regulatory review.
Over the full year 2021, new products launched since 2010 generated approximately $500 million in revenues or up 30% from 2020. And finally, in line with our long-standing history of innovation, we are extremely excited about having signed our 10-year strategic partnership deal with Google Cloud. This will allow us to transform derivative markets to cloud adoption and co-innovation to deliver expanded access, new products, and more efficiencies for all market participants.
As far as activity to date in 2022, we averaged 24.6 million contracts per day in January, up 28% compared with January of 2021. Equity index and interest rates continue to lead the way with year-over-year growth of 56% and 33% respectively. Options ADV growth was also strong, which was up 39%.
With that, let me turn the call over to Sean and then Derek, to give you a little more color on each of these areas. Sean?