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Eurex: Trading statistics August 2016

Release date: 01 Sep 2016 | Eurex

Eurex: Trading statistics August 2016

In August 2016, the international derivatives market Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group, recorded an average daily volume of 4.1 million contracts (August 2015: 5.8 million). In total, 93.6 million contracts were traded at Eurex in August.

The volume traded on the spot and derivatives power markets of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 199.7 terawatt hours (TWh).

Eurex Repo recorded in all markets in August 2016 an average outstanding volume of 117.4 billion euros.


At Eurex, the equity index derivatives segment totaled 48.0 million contracts (August 2015: 70.0 million). The single largest contract was the future on the EURO STOXX 50® Index with 19.6 million contracts; and the options on this blue chip index totaled15.4 million contracts. Futures on the DAX index recorded 1.8 million contracts while the DAX options reached another 2.0 million contracts. The Eurex KOSPI Product recorded 1.7 million contracts.

The equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) segment at Eurex reached 15.7 million contracts (August 2015: 20.1 million). Thereof, equity options totaled 12.5 million contracts and single stock futures equaled 3.2 million contracts.

The interest rate derivatives segment totaled 28.3 million contracts (August 2015: 29.6 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached 10.9 million contracts, the Euro-Bobl-Future 7.1 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 3.8 million contracts. The three Euro-BTP-Futures totaled around 1.8 million contracts. The two Euro-OAT-Futures recorded around 1.6 million contracts.

The Eurex segment dividend-based derivatives recorded around 0.5 million contracts. Volatility derivatives totaled 1.1 million contracts.

European Energy Exchange

The monthly volume on EEX Group’s power derivatives markets amounted to 199.7 terawatt hours (TWh) in August 2016 (August 2015: 168.2 TWh). The total volume on the power spot and derivatives markets of EEX Group amounted to 242.2 TWh. This volume also includes the EPEX SPOT markets as well as SEEPEX and PXE volumes. On the natural gas spot and derivatives markets, the volume amounted to 126.7 TWh (August 2015: 66.8 TWh). In August, a volume of 33.0 million tonnes of CO2 was traded on the spot and derivatives market for CO2 emission allowances (August 2015: 36.7 million tonnes of CO2). In addition, 5,959 contracts were traded in EEX’s agricultural products (August 2015: 5,396 contracts). In freight, 22,325 contracts were traded in August (August 2015: 40,530 contracts) and 22.0 million tonnes were traded in iron ore (August 2015: 16.8 million tonnes).

Eurex Repo

Eurex Repo, which operates GC Pooling and Euro Repo markets, recorded in all markets in August 2016 an average outstanding volume of 117.4 billion euros (August 2015: 149.3 billion euros). This negative development was mainly due to the QE policy of the European Central Bank. The secured money market GC Pooling recorded an average outstanding volume of 86.2 billion euros (August 2015: 123.0 billion euros). The Euro Repo market reached an average outstanding volume of 31.2 billion euros compared with 26.3 billion euros in Áugust 2015.