Deutsche Börse announced the trading volumes for Eurex and EEX for March and first quarter of 2020.
Overall volumes of OTC clearing for Q1 2020 showed growth with average daily cleared volume of EUR 144 billion EUR, a 12% increase compared to the same period last year, when it was EUR 128 billion. IRS product reached ADV of EUR 16 billion, a 40% increase from Q1 last year, qhen it was EUR 11 billion. Notional outstanding volume achieved EUR 17,575 billion in March of which IRS accounted for 40%.
The traded contracts in European equity index derivatives increased 91% YoY in trading volumes with 193.2 million in March 2020, compared to 101.2 million in March 2019. At the same time, European equity derivatives dropped to 32.6 million. Overall growth in financial derivatives traded contracts reached 296 million, marking a 46% increase, compared to the same month last year.
Eurex Repo reported double-digit growth across both its GC Pooling and Repo markets – up 39% and 29%, respectively.
At the Leipzig-based European Energy Exchange (EEX), electricity volumes marked 41% year-on-year growth in March 2020 and gas and emissions trading volumes also enjoyed a good month.
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