Press Release

The Spanish Stock Exchange traded €31 billion in August

1 September, 2016
  • Improvement of IBEX 35 spread in relation to previous months
  • The equity trading volume in the first eight months of the year came in at €471 billion
  • The number of trades until August reached 37.7 million
  • Trading volume in IBEX 35 Futures up to August was down 11% year on year
  • Volume in MARF market  reached €1.3 billion up to August, up 153% year on year

Equities  

The equity trading on the Spanish Stock Exchange in August came in at € 31 billion, down 50% in relation to the same month a year earlier. The trading volume in the first eight months of the year was € 471 billion, down 31% year on year and in line with the global tendency of low trading volumes in the stock markets, especially the European.

The number of trades to the end of August reached 37.7 million, down 12% year on year. In August, the number of trades reached 3.1 million, down 28% from the same month a year earlier. During this month we notice an improvement of the IBEX 35 spread in relation to the previous months. 

As for the ETF segment, the trading volume in the first eight months of the year totaled € 4.4 billion, down 52% from the same period a year earlier. Trading volume in August  has reached €258 million, down 29% in relation to July.

Number of trades up to August reached 110,454 down 7.5% those registered in the first eight months of 2015. Number of trades in August reached 8,373 down 23% from the same month a year earlier.

 

Futures and Options

Volumes in Derivatives Market has decreased year on year, with a total trading volume of 27.4 million contracts (-11%).

Until August trading volumes have reached 4.7 million contracts in IBEX 35 Futures and 1.9 million in IBEX Mini Futures, with a decrease of 6% and 15% respectively, in relation to August 2015.

Trading in IBEX 35 Options remains stable in relation to the previous month with 169,873 contracts. The open interest increases a 5.6% related to July.

Trading volume in Options on Stocks decreases a 3% year on year with 12.4 million contracts. Open interest increases a 1.5% in relation to August 2015.

Futures on Stock Dividends and Futures on IBEX Impact Dividends increase in the first eight months of the year a 42% and a 102%, respectively.

 

Fixed Income

The total of new issues traded on Corporate Debt in August reached € 12.4 billion. In the period from January to August trading volume reached €120 billion, down 68% from the same period a year earlier.

The number of admissions in MARF market reached €1.3 billion up to August, up 153% year on year.

The trading volume in SENAF market, BME electronic trading platform for wholesalers, came in at € 9.5 billion in August. The trading volume in the first eight months of the year reached €109 billion, up 70% year on year.

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