PRESS RELEASE

The trading volume on the Spanish stock market reached €64.6 billion in October, up 47% year-on-year

  • Trading volume grows 53% from September
  • In the first ten months of the year trading volume totalled €557.6 billion
  • The number of equity trades in October grew 47% from the previous month
  • The trading volume in Financial Derivatives in October was up 1.2% year-on-year
  • New admissions on MARF in October were up 27.8% on the year at €460 million

Equities

The trading volume in October in the Spanish Stock Market came in at €64.6 billion, up 47% from the same month in 2016 and up 53% from the preceding month.  The trading volume for the first ten months of the year totalled €557.6 billion, in line with the same period in 2016.

The number of equity trades on the Spanish Stock Market in October reached 5.2 million, up 47% from September and up 24% year-on-year. The number of equity trades to the end of October totalled 43.4 million, down 4.7% year-on-year.

As for the ETF segment, the trading volume in October came in at €721.4 million, up 176.2% from the previous month and up 146% on a year earlier. The number of ETF trades in October was 13,022, up 162% from the previous month and up 50% from the same period a year earlier.

The number of issues of Warrants and Certificates admitted to the market in the first ten months of the year totalled 5,181, down 12% on a year earlier. The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market to the end of October totalled €395.9 million, down 35% year-on-year. The trading volume in this segment in October was €56.4 million, up 60.4% from the preceding month and up 4.2% year-on-year.

Futures and Options

The trading volume in the Derivatives market in October was 3.4 million contracts, up 1.2% year-on-year.

It is worth mentioning the heavy trading in IBEX 35 Derivatives in October. The trading volume in IBEX 35 Plus Futures in this period was 730,985 contracts and 202,620 contracts for IBEX 35 Mini Futures, representing respective increases of 45.1% and 42.6% year-on-year.

The trading volume in IBEX 35 Options in October came in at 828,649 contracts, up 309.8% from October 2016. The trading volume to the end of October totalled 3.3 million contracts, up 31.4% from the same period in 2016.

Another positive note in the Derivatives Market is the open position, which increased in relation to October 2016.

Fixed Income

In October Public Debt trading volume on SENAF – BME’s electronic wholesale Public Debt platform - was €12 billion, up 46.3% from the preceding month.

New issues admitted to trading on the Private Debt market in October reached €15.6  billion, up 113.4% from the same month in 2016, bringing total trading volume for the first ten months to €98 billion (-7.3%). Public Debt issues in October were €19.2 billion, up 6.9% from the same period in 2016 while in the first ten months they totaled €196.9 billion (+3.3%)

New admissions on MARF in October came in at €460 million, up 27.8% year-on-year. The outstanding balance to the end of October reached €2.3 billion, an increase of 34.3% relative to the same period last year.

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