Press Release

The Spanish Exchange traded €65.6 billion in April

3 May, 2018

The Spanish Exchange traded €65.6 billion in Equities in April, up 33.3% from the preceding month and is the highest figure in the last ten months. The number of trades came in at 2.9 million.

Trading of Financial Derivatives since January decreased 4.1% but trading in IBEX 35 Derivatives remains on the rise, posting a year-on-year increase of 7.1% in IBEX 35 Futures, as well as Mini IBEX Futures, up 7.8% and IBEX 35 Options, 18.2% higher. The open interest was 2.7% lower across the board but shows increases for Mini IBEX Futures, up 21%, IBEX 35 Options, up 45.2% and Stock Futures, up 9.6%.

As regards Fixed Income it is worth mentioning the volume of new issues in MARF in April, at €568 million, up 60% from the same period a year earlier.

Trading by type of asset:

 

March´18

April´18

%April18/

April17

%April18/

March18

%Year to date

Equities (1)

         

-       Shares

49,284

65,610

33.1%

-5.8%

-7.5%

Nº of trades

3,820

2,937

-23.1%

-31.1%

-9.8%

-       Warrants

44

28

-35.8%

-9.0%

-10.3%

-       ETFs

224

209

-6.8%

-45.0%

-19.4%

Financial Derivatives (2)

         

-       Futures: IBEX 35

566

457

-19.2%

-7.8%

7.1%

             Mini IBEX

138

106

-23.3%

-13.9%

7.8%

             Shares

2,432

583

-76.0%

-42.3%

-10.5%

-       Options:IBEX35

363

129

-64.5%

-44.9%

18.2%

             Shares

1,800

1,238

-31.2%

-10.3%

-9.2%

Fixed Income (4)

         

Traded Volume (3)

18,408

13,779

-25.1%

-27.1%

-33.7%

New Issues

27,535

17,623

-27.8%

-32.0%

-11.8%

Outstanding Balance

1,538,992

1,525,447

8.2%

8.2%

 

(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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