Press Release

The Spanish exchange traded €49.2 billion in March

3 April, 2018

The Spanish Exchange traded €49.2 billion in Equities in March, up 5.8% from the preceding month and down 15.4% year-on-year as in March 2017 several companies were listed on the market, i.e. Prosegur and Neinor Homes, thus increasing volumes that month. The number of trades in March came in at 3.82 million, which brings a total 12.48 million trades for the first three months of the year.

Trading of Financial Derivatives in March increased 2.8% year-on year, posting higher trading in IBEX 35 Futures, Mini IBEX futures, IBEX 35 Options and Stock Futures. The open interest in Mini IBEX Futures increased 30.5%, it did so by 40% in IBEX 35 Options and by 15.3% in Stock Futures.

As regards Fixed Income it is worth mentioning the volume of new issues in MARF in March, at €463 million, up 30.9% from the same period a year earlier.

Trading by type of asset:

 

Feb ´18

March ´18

% March´17

Year to date

%´17

Equities (1)

         

-       Shares

46,555

49,277

-15.4%

146,705

-8.2%

Nº of trades

4,427

3,820

-24.9%

12,480

-2.8%

-       Warrants

46

44

-8.4%

125

-10.6%

Nº of trades

9,2

7,8

-32.9%

24,7

-20.0%

-       ETFs

401

224

-59.7%

981

-10.5%

Nº of trades

13,0

 8,2

-29.0%

30,6

16.6%

Financial Derivatives (2)

         

-       Futures: IBEX 35

617

566

6.7%

1,704

11.9%

             Mini IBEX

166

138

2.1%

427

14.9%

             Shares

29

2,432

9.5%

2,865

0.8%

-       Options:IBEX35

313

363

64.2%

1,088

36.8%

             Shares

1,298

1,800

-15.5%

4,797

-8.9%

Fixed Income (4)

         

Traded Volume (3)

15,511

18,408

2.7%

53,359

7.9%

New Issues

29,248

27,535

-27.2%

103,357

-8.1%

Outstanding Balance

1,467,344

1,479,438

5,8%

   

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

(2) Thousands of contracts

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

(4) In million euros

Historical statistics can be consulted through this link:

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

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