The trading volume in January and February 2017 at the Spanish Stock Market came in at €101.6 billion, down 24.6% from the same period a year earlier, in line with the downward trend in activity reported by all international stock markets. Trading volume in February has reached €45.3 billion, down 19.6% in relation to the preceding month and 25.1% from February 2016.
The number of equity trades on the Spanish Stock Market markets to the end of February reached 7.8 million, down 27% from the preceding month and down 24% year-on-year. Number of trades in February has reached 3.8 million, down 2% in relation to January and down 29.5% year-on-year.
As for the ETF segment, the trading volume up to February totaled €538 million, down 64% in the first two months of the year. In February trading volume has reached €283 million, up 10.7% from January 2017 but down 62.6% year-on-year.
The accumulated number of trades in ETFS to the end of February reaches 14,738 of which 6,964 correspond to trades effected on the last month. This figure represents a descent of 10.4% in relation to January.
The trading volume on the Warrants and Certificates market to the end of February totaled €91.3 million, down 38.4% year-on-year. Trading volume in February reached €45.8 million, up 0,6% from January 2017. New issues of Warrants and Certificates admitted to trading in the first two months of 2017 have been of 562.
Futures and Options
The trading volume in the Derivatives market in February reached 2.5 million contracts, down 9.9% from the same month a year earlier.
It is worth mentioning the heavy trading in Stock Futures and Options in February, with 297,230 Future contracts traded, and 1.4 million Options contracts, up 180% and 7% respectively, from the same month a year earlier.
Trading in Index Futures in February kept stable in relation to the preceding month with 495,399 IBEX 35 Futures and 119,232 Mini IBEX 35 Futures traded, down 0.3% and up 1.5% respectively.
It is also worth mentioning the growth of the open interest of IBEX35 and Mini IBEX Futures year-on-year. Open interest has reached 100,294 and 7,813 contracts, up 13.6% and 8.3%, respectively in relation to February 2016.
Trading volume in the Spanish Corporate Debt Market reached €8.1 billion in February, down 27.2% from January. The number of trades grew by 10%.
Public Debt trading volume on SENAF, BME’s wholesale electronic trading platform, came in at €15.9 billion in February, 45.2% higher than in the same period a year earlier. Trading volumes on the first two months of the year reached €31.3 billion (+ 52.2%)
New issues on Corporate Debt Market on February reached €2.6 billion. In the first two months of 2017 new issues went up 16.2% in relation to the same period last year.
New admissions on MARF in February came in at €319 million, up 1.3% year-on-year. The new admissions in these first two months of 2017 reached €529 million, 18 times as much as those reached in the same period last year. Outstanding balance to the end of February of the Alternative Market reached €1,9 billion, with an increase of 46.4% to the same period last year.