The trading volumen of the Spanish Stock Exchange grew 17.5% in the first quarter

1 April, 2014

MONTHLY TRADING STATEMENTS FOR BME MARKETS

First quarter since 2011 with the highest volume, at €190.4 billion

  • The equity trading volume in March grows 24.3% to €64.6 billion
  • The number of trades to March was up 78% year on year
  • ETF trading volume in March increases 243.5% from the same period in 2013
  • The number of derivative contracts between January and March increased by 11.7% compared to 2013
  • Corporate Debt trading reached €378.8 billion in the first quarter and the number of trades increased 22%

Equities

The equity trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in the first quarter was €190.4 billion, up 17.5% year on year, representing the first quarter with the highest volume since 2011. The trading volume in March reached €64.6 billion, up 24.3% from the same period a year earlier.

The number of trades to the end of March reached 18 million, up 77.6% from the same month a year earlier, marking a first-quarter record high in terms of the number of trades. The number of trades in March came in at 5.4 million, up 62.7% from March 2013.

As for the ETF segment, the trading volume to the end of March came in at €2.6 billion, up 248.6% from the same month a year earlier while in March it was €723.1 million, up 243.5% from the same period in 2013.

At 28,237, the number of ETF trades to the end of March was 83.9% higher than in the same period in 2013, while in March it reached 8,470, up 54.7% year on year.

As for the Warrants and Certificates segment, the trading volume to the end of March was €208.6 million, up 0.6% from the same month in 2013. In March, the trading volume in this segment was €75.3 million, up 8% from the same period in 2013.

The number of trades in the first quarter on this market totaled 50,266, down 0.9% year-on-year. In March there was 17,323 trades, down 3.9% from March 2013. The number of Warrants and Certificates admitted to trading in 2014 stands at 1,872.

Futures and Options

In March trading on BME’s Derivatives Market came in at 5.5 million contracts, down 0.46% from the same month a year earlier. The trading volume to the end of March totaled 15.5 million contracts, up 11.7% year-on-year.

By segment, in March, it is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Index Futures, at 803,568 contracts, up 29.2% from the same period in 2013, and Index Options, with 488,868 contracts traded, up 24.7% year on year. From January to March there was heavy trading in Index Futures, which almost doubled to 2.3 million contracts and Index Options, which grew 9.1% year on year to 1.8 million contracts.

Corporate Debt

The trading volume on the Corporate Debt market in the first quarter totaled €378.8 billion, down 6.7% from the same period in 2013, although the number of trades grew 22.1% year on year to 85,150 during the same period. The trading volume in this segment in March was €144.1 billion.

During the first quarter the trading volume on the SEND platform reached €979 million, up 63.3% year-on-year, while the number of trades channeled through this platform increased 85% year-on-year to 59,061.

In the first quarter trading on BME’s Public Debt wholesale electronic platform, SENAF, reached €27.9 billion, more than twice as much (137.4%), as the amount recorded in the same period last year and the number of trades was up 66.7% from a year earlier, at 4,123. In March the trading volume came in at €7.1 billion, up 61.6% year-on-year.

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