The trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in August reached €44.1 bn., up 22%

1 September, 2014

MONTHLY TRADING STATEMENTS FOR BME MARKETS

  • The equity trading volume to the end of August was up 26% on the year
  • The number of trades in August was up 33%, at 4.7 million
  • ETF trading volume grows 153% from the same period last year
  • The number of Derivatives contracts in August grew 5.1% to 2.5 million contracts, featuring strong volumes in Stock Futures and Index Futures
  • Corporate Debt trading in August was €48.5 billion. Public Debt trading on SEND reported positive growth rates

Equities

The equity trading volume on the Spanish Stock Exchange in August came in at €44.1 billion, 22% higher than in the same month in 2013. The trading volume to the end of August was €551.3 billion, up 26% from the same period in 2013.   

The number of trades in August came in at 4.7 million, up 33% year-on-year. To the end of August the number of trades exceeded 44.7 million, up 57% from the same period a year earlier.

As for the ETF segment, in August the trading volume was €915.8 million, up 153% from August 2013. The trading volume to the end of August came in at €6.3 billion, up 198% from the same period a year earlier. The number of ETFs trades in August totaled 8,258,  while in the first eight months it totalled 67,233 trades, with year-on-year  growth rates for both periods of 63%

The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market to the end of August totaled €546 million, up 2% from the same period in 2013. However, in August, the trading volume in this segment was €52.1 million, down 11% from the same period in 2013.The number of Warrants and Certificates admitted to trading in 2014 stands at 5,294.

Futures and Options

The trading volume in August in the Derivatives market came in at 2.5 million contracts, up 5.1% year-on-year. From January to August the trading volume totalled 36.2 million contracts, 11.1% higher than in the same period last year.

In August it is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Stock Futures, which grew 51.2% to 45,339 contracts and in Index Futures, at 762,402 contracts, up 34.2% year-on-year. Also worth of note is the heavy trading in Index Options in the first eight months of the year, with 4.7 million contracts traded, up 45.3%, and in Index Futures, at 6.1 million contracts, 24.7% higher year-on-year.

Corporate Debt

The trading volume on the Corporate Debt market in August reached €48.5 billion, down 36.7% year on year while trading to maturity grew 131.7% to €38.9 billion.

The Public Debt traded by retail investors on the SEND platform in August reached €68.1million, with €23.3 million traded in Public Debt instruments, up 15.2% from the same period in 2013.

In August trading on BME’s Public Debt wholesale electronic platform, SENAF, reached €8.1 billion, up 118.6% year-on-year.

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