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The trading volume on the Spanish stock market reached €61.9 billion in May, up 28% year-on-year

  • The equity trading volume on the first five months of 2017 reached €291.6 billion
  • The number of trades in May grew 19% year-on-year
  • ETF trading increased 45% from May 2016
  • Trading in Financial Derivatives in May was up 17% from the same period a year earlier
  • New admissions on MARF in May were up 102% year-on-year

Equities 

The trading volume in May 2017 on the Spanish Stock Market came in at €61.9 billion, up 28% year-on-year. The trading volume for the first five months of the year totaled €291.6 billion, down 10% year on year.

The number of trades in May reached 4.7 million, up 19% from the same month in 2016.The number of equity trades to the end of May reached 21.8 million, down 9.5% year-on-year.

As for the ETF segment, in May the trading volume came in at €439.5 million, up 45% from the same month a year earlier. The trading volume to the end of May totaled €1.9 billion, down 38% on the year. In May the number of ETF trades totaled 9,823, up 16.5% from the previous month. 

The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market in May totaled €35.8 million, 14.8% higher than in the preceding month, bringing the value of trading for the first five months to €206.6 million. New issues of Warrants and Certificates admitted to trading in the first five months of 2017 reached 2,237.

Futures and Options

The trading volume in the Derivatives market in May reached 2.8 million contracts, up 17% from the same month the previous year.

In May there was heavy trading in Derivatives on Stocks, with 153,970 Stock Futures and 1.7 million Stock Options traded, posting respective year-on-year increases of 105% and 21.1%. Trading in Index Options reached 288,446 contracts, up 60% year-on year.

Trading in IBEX 35 Futures in May came in at 476,570 contracts, 3.8% lower than in the previous month. The trading volume in Mini IBEX Futures was 132,820 contracts, up 8% from the preceding month.

As regards the open interest, it increased 13.1% in IBEX 35 Futures, by 5.4% in Mini IBEX Futures and by 10.1% in IBEX 35 Options. 

Fixed Income

Trading volume in the Spanish Fixed Income Market reached €8.2 billion in May, down 38.8% year on year.

Public Debt trading volume on SENAF, BME’s wholesale electronic trading platform, came in at €10.4 billion in May, 41.1% lower than in the same period a year earlier.

New issues on Corporate Debt Market in May reached €7.7 billion, up 3.8% from a year earlier. To the end of May €62.4 billion were traded, down 9.2% year-on-year.

Admissions on the MARF market in May reached €335 million, up 102% year-on-year. The figure for the first five months totaled €1.5 billion, up 81.3% year on year. The outstanding balance to the end of May increased 45.2% year-on-year to €2.2 billion. The outstanding amount of commercial paper has reached €1 billion for the first time (+83.5).

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