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Eurex: Trading statistics May 2016

Release date: 01 Jun 2016 | Eurex

Eurex: Trading statistics May 2016

Eurex Exchange: ADV 5.9 million contracts / ISE: ADV 2.1 million contracts

In May 2016, the international derivatives markets of Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group, recorded an average daily volume of 8.0 million contracts (May 2015: 10.1 million). Of those, 5.9 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (May 2015: 7.7 million), and 2.1 million contracts (May 2015: 2.4 million) were traded at the New York based International Securities Exchange (ISE). The volume traded on the spot and derivatives power markets of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 287.8 terawatt hours (TWh). Eurex Repo recorded in all markets in May 2016 an average outstanding volume of 142.6 billion euros.

Eurex Exchange

At Eurex Exchange, the equity index derivatives segment totaled 62.1 million contracts (May 2015: 51.2 million). The single largest contract was the future on the EURO STOXX 50® Index with 27.3 million contracts; and the options on this blue chip index totaled 21.5 million contracts. Futures on the DAX index recorded 2.0 million contracts while the DAX options reached another 2.0 million contracts. The Eurex KOSPI Product recorded 1.2 million contracts.
The equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) segment at Eurex Exchange reached almost 30.9 million contracts (May 2015: 44.3 million). Thereof, equity options totaled 15.3 million contracts and single stock futures equaled 15.6 million contracts.

The interest rate derivatives segment totaled 35.6 million contracts (May 2015: 49.9 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached 13.4 million contracts, the Euro-Bobl-Future 9.9 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 4.0 million contracts. The three Euro-BTP-Futures totaled around 2.3 million contracts. The two Euro-OAT-Futures recorded around 1.7 million contracts.

The Eurex Exchange segment dividend-based derivatives recorded around 0.7 million contracts. Volatility derivatives totaled 1.0 million contracts.

European Energy Exchange

The monthly volume on EEX’s power derivatives market amounted to 287.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in May 2016 (May 2015: 154.6 TWh). The total volume on the power spot and derivatives markets of EEX Group amounted to 334.0 TWh. This volume also includes the EPEX SPOT markets which have been fully consolidated into EEX as of the beginning of 2015 as well as SEEPEX volumes.

On the natural gas spot and derivatives markets, the volume amounted to 126.0 TWh (May 2015: 47.1 TWh). In May, a volume of 63.4 million tonnes of CO2 was traded on the spot and derivatives market for CO2 emission allowances (May 2015: 48.4 million tonnes of CO2). In addition, 3,491 contracts were traded in EEX’s agricultural products. In freight, 28,560 contracts were traded in May (May 2015: 30,311 contracts) and 23.7 million tonnes were traded in iron ore (May 2015: 14.0 million tonnes).

Eurex Repo

Eurex Repo, which operates GC Pooling and Euro Repo markets, recorded in all markets in May 2016 an average outstanding volume of 142.6 billion euros (May 2015: 189.1 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 101.9 billion euros (May 2015: 154.0 billion euros). The Euro Repo market reached an average outstanding volume of 40.7 billion euros compared with 35.1 billion euros in May 2015.