Euronext, the pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, has announced its trading volumes for October 2016.
Here are some of the highlights:
- The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book for October 2016 stood at €6,328 million, down -18.2% compared to October 2015 but up 9.5% compared to Q3 average daily volume. Activity on ETFs followed the same trend with an average daily transaction value of €421 million, down by -29.4% compared to October 2015, slightly up compared to Q3 average daily volume. Our ETF offering continued its expansion with one new listing this month, resulting in a total of 794 ETFs listed on Euronext at the end of October 2016 (a net increase of 85 ETFs compared to end of October 2015).
- The average daily volume on equity index derivatives for October 2016 was 202,246 contracts, up +0.4% compared to October 2015 and down -3.7% from the previous month. The average daily volume on individual equity derivatives for October 2016 came to 207,184 contracts, down -11.2% compared to October 2015 and up +6.7% from the previous month.
- The average daily volume on commodities derivatives for October 2016 was 48,740 contracts, down -14.7% compared to October 2015 and up +31.3% from the previous month. Our Rapeseed futures contract hit a new record on 24 October 2016 with 26,694 contracts traded. This record surpasses the previous record of 21,140 contracts in October 2015.
- On a year-to-date basis, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stands at 487,320 contracts (-10.3% compared to end of October 2015) and the open interest remained stable at 15,878,047 contracts (-0.9% compared to end of October 2015).
- In October 2016, Euronext had three new listings, including two SMEs that together raised a total of €28 million. Anheuser-Busch InBev was listed on Euronext Brussels following the successful realisation of the combination of AB InBev and SABMiller, becoming the largest domestic market capitalisation on Euronext markets. Furthermore, a total of €11.3 billion was raised on Euronext in corporate bonds compared to €2.8 billion in October 2015. Follow-ons on equities reached €6.0 billion this month, compared to €2.8 billion in October 2015. Amongst the main operations this month were the capital increase of Air Liquide and the optional dividends of Total and EDF (in October 2015 main follow-ons were Altice private placement and Total optional dividend). In the ten months leading up to October 31 capital raisings on Euronext were up 29% at €116.1 billion due to an increased number of issues including a growing number of significant deals, despite challenging market conditions.