The trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in July reached €90 billion, up 23% yoy

1 August, 2014

MONTHLY TRADING STATEMENTS FOR BME MARKETS

The highest monthly trading volume in 9 months

  • The equity trading volume to the end of July was up 27% on the year
  • The number of trades in July was up 47%, at 6.3 million
  • ETF trading volume in July is more than 3 times as high as last year
  • The number of Derivatives contracts in July grew 13.4% to 4.2 million contracts, featuring strong volumes in Index Options and Index Futures
  • Corporate Debt trading in July was €99.9 billion, with growth in Public Debt trading on SEND

Equities

The equity trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in July came in at €90 billion, 23% higher than in the same month in 2013, representing the highest monthly trading volume in 9 months. The trading volume to the end of July was €507 billion, up 27% from the same period in 2013.  

The number of trades in July came in at 6.3 million, up 47% year-on-year. To the end of July the number of trades exceeded 40 million, up 60.4% from the same period a year earlier.

As for the ETF segment, in July the trading volume was €873.2 million, up 231% from July 2013. The trading volume to the end of July came in at €5.4 billion, up 206.7% from the same period a year earlier. The number of ETFs trades to the end of July totaled 58,975, which is 63.1% higher than last year’s. In July the number of trades was 8,503, up 68.7% from July last year.

The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market to the end of July totaled €494 million, up 2.2% from the same period in 2013. In July, the trading volume in this segment was €69.3 million, down 14.5% from the same period in 2013.The number of Warrants and Certificates admitted to trading in 2014 stands at 5,281, up 8.6% from July 2013.

Futures and Options

The trading volume in July in the Derivatives market came in at 4.2 million contracts, up 13.4% year-on-year. From January to July the trading volume totaled 33.7 million contracts, 11.6% higher than in the same period last year.

In July it is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Index Futures, which grew 28.4% to 796,080 contracts and in Index Options, at 454,888 contracts, up 31.4% year-on-year. Both products also reported heavy trading in the first seven months of the year. Index Futures posted a 23.4% year-on-year increase, with 5.3 million contracts traded while Index Options grew 51.4% to 4.1 million contracts.

Corporate Debt

The trading volume on the Corporate Debt market in July reached €99.9 billion, down 11.8% year on year and from January to July it totalled €831.1 billion, down 4.4% year-on-year.

The Public Debt traded by retail investors on the SEND platform in July reached €144 million and €1.7 billion in the first seven months, up 11.3% year-on-year. Growth in Public Debt trading, at €181 million, was even greater, more than 3.7 times as much as in the same period in 2013.

In July trading on BME’s Public Debt wholesale electronic platform, SENAF, reached €10.1 billion, up 131.8% year-on-year and from January to July it totaled €68.3 billion, also amply doubling the amount reported for the first seven months of 2013 (+118.3%).

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