PRESS RELEASE

The Spanish Exchange traded €34.68 bn. in March

Monthly trading statements for BME markets

 

  • Up 7.2% from February but 29% lower than in March 2018
  • Fixed Income trading reached €38.63 billion in March (+109%)
  • Trading in Stock Futures soared 69.8% in the first three months and IBEX Impacto Dividendo Futures increased 54%

The Spanish Exchange traded 34.68 billion euros in Equities in March, 7.2% more than in February and down 29.6% from the same month in 2018. The number of trades stood at 3.1 million, up 12.5% from the previous month and 17.8% less than in March 2018.

The trading volume in the ETF segment in March reached 137.8 million euros, 8.7% more than in the previous month and down 38.6% from the same month a year earlier. The number of trades in March reached 5,381, up 16.3% from the previous month and 34.2% less than in the same month in 2018.

The Fixed Income market maintained a high level of activity. The total volume accumulated in the year grew by 88.9%, after registering a trade worth 38.63 billion euros in March, up 109.9% from the same month of 2018.

Additionally, the issues admitted to trading have increased by 13.8% since the beginning of the year and the outstanding balance has grown by 3.5%.

Trading in the Financial Derivatives in the first quarter of the year increased by 2.7% compared to the same period in 2018. This increase focused mainly on Stock Futures, where trading increased by 69.8% and on IBEX Impacto Dividendo Futures, which increased by 54%. In March, trading in IBEX 35 Options grew by 11.6% compared to March 2018.

The open interest on Financial Derivatives as a whole increased by 2.2% compared to the same month in the previous year.

Trading by type of asset:

 

March19

%Feb19

%March18

Year to date

Equities (1)

       

-       Shares

34,680

7.2%

-29.6%

-26.1%

Nº of trades

3,140,0

12.5%

-17.8%

-23.9%

-       Warrants

28.2

17.5%

-36.3%

-30.1%

Nº of trades

6.5

11.8%

-16.4%

-24.6%

-       ETFs

137.8

8.7%

-38.6%

-52.4%

Nº of trades

5.4

16.3%

-34.2%

-49.1%

Fixed Income

       

Traded Volume (2)

38,632

34.4%

109.9%

88.9%

New Issues

35,672

67.3%

31.7%

13.8%

Outstanding Balance

1,564,064

0.8%

1.6%

3.5%

Financial Derivatives (3)

       

-       Futures: IBEX 35

501

5.9%

-11.3%

-13.5%

Mini IBEX

117

1.7%

-15.3%

-18.2%

Shares

3,070

4.623.0%

26.3%

69.8%

-       Options: IBEX35

405

94.7%

11.6%

-27%

Shares

1,372

28.9%

-23.8%

-22%

(1) By asset type in million euros; number of trades in thousands

(2) Since implementation of MiFID II only trading on electronic platforms included

(3) Thousands of contracts

Historical statistics can be consulted through this link:

https://www.bolsasymercados.es/ing/Studies-Research/Statistics