Eurex Exchange number of traded contracts up 23% YoY in December

Eurex volumes

After announcing a successful year for its Cash market, Deutsche Börse has released December volumes for its Eurex stock exchange.

It’s been a successful month for Eurex, as the number of traded contracts were up 23%, reaching 174.6 million traded contracts compared to 142.4 million in 2017.

European equity index derivatives increased by 38% from 69.8 million in 2017 to 96.0 million in 2018.

The most substantial growth recorded the European equity derivatives, boosting from 20.5 million traded contracts in 2017 to 31.2 million in 2018, up 52%.

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) also saw significant increases on its power derivatives markets by 17% to 273.7 TWh (December 2017: 234.5 TWh) and could quadruple its trading volumes on EUA secondary market.

In power futures for Germany (Phelix-DE) at 159.1 TWh, trading volumes more than doubled compared to the previous year (December 2017: 72.9 TWh).

Eurex Repo, the provider for international financing in the secured money market business (repo and securities lending), saw an overall increase of 7% in average outstanding volume in the Repo market in comparison to December 2017.

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