Press Release

The Spanish Exchange traded €32.31 bn in February

1 March, 2019
  • Fixed Income trading volume from January grew 77.9% from a year earlier
  • Trading in Stock Futures soars 314.6% in the first two months and IBEX 35 Options grew 14.8% in February

The Spanish Exchange traded 32.31 billion euros in Equities in February, 22% less than in January and down 30.6% from the same month in 2018. The number of trades stood at 2.8 million, down 21.8% from the previous month and 37% less than in February 2018.

The trading volume in the Warrants and Certificates segment came in at 24 million euros, down 31.8% from the preceding month and 47.4% less than in the same period a year earlier. The number of trades in February reached 5,826, down 7.5% from January and 36.4% less than in the same month a year earlier. The number of issues admitted to trading reached 1,186, up 108% year on year.

The trading volume in the ETF segment in February reached 127 million euros, 37.4% less than in the previous month and down 68.4% from the same month a year earlier. The number of trades in February reached 4,627, down 16.9% from the previous month and 64.5% less than in the same month in 2018.

As regards Fixed Income it maintained high activity levels. The trading volume from January grew 77.9% year-on-year after notching up 28.75 billion in February, up 85.3% from February 2018.

Besides, new issues admitted to trading from January increased 7.8% while the outstanding balance did so 2.9%.

Trading in the Financial Derivatives market increased by 3.9% in the first two months of the year compared to the same period of 2018. This growth took place mainly in Stock Futures, up 314.6%. Trading in IBEX 35 Options rose by 14.8% in February.

The open interest in Financial Derivatives increased 7% with respect to the previous month. The main increases were recorded in IBEX 35 Futures and Options, with growth rates of 6.8% and 16.5%, respectively. Stock Futures and Options also grew, in these cases by 3.1% and 6.6% respectively.

Trading by type of asset:

 

Feb19

%Jan19

%Feb18

Year to date

Equities (1)

       
  • Shares

32,319

-22.0%

-30.6%

-24.3%

Nº of trades

2,790

-21.8%

-37.0%

-26.6%

  • Warrants

24.0

-31.8%

-47.4%

-26.7%

Nº of trades

5.8

-7.5%

-36.4%

-28.4%

  • ETFs

127

-37.4%

-68.4%

-56.5%

Nº of trades

4.6

-16.9%

-64.5%

-54.6%

Fixed Income

       

Traded Volume (2)

28,750

-13.9%

85.3%

77.9%

New Issues

21,315

-65.9%

-29.7%

7.8%

Outstanding Balance

1,551,981

0.7%

1.6%

2.9%

Financial Derivatives (3)

       
  • Futures: IBEX 35

473

-5.2%

-23.3%

-14.6%

Mini IBEX

115

-2.7%

-30.9%

-19.5%

Shares

65

-96.2%

125.3%

314.6%

  • Options: IBEX35

208

14.8%

-33.5%

-46.3%

Shares

1,064

-18.5%

-18.0%

-20.9%

(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

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