Moscow Exchange (MOEX) just announced its trading volumes for the beginning of 2017. In January, total trading volumes increased by 4.0% YoY to RUB 63.3 trln.
Trading in bonds rose by 91.1% YoY, equities volumes increased by 9.0% YoY and volumes on the Money Market grew by 42.2% YoY. Open interest in derivatives increased by 15.8% versus the end of December.
Equity and Bond Market
Total trading volumes on the Equity and Bond Market increased by 51.2% to RUB 2,135.8 bln (January 2016: RUB 1,412.3 bln).
Turnover in shares, RDRs and investment fund units was up 9.0% and totalled RUB 747.8 bln (Janury 2016: RUB 685.9 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 35.6 bln (January 2016: RUB 38.1 bln).
Turnover in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds grew by 91.1% to RUB 1,387.9 bln (January 2016: RUB 726.4 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 66.1 bln (January 2016: RUB 40.4 bln).
21 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 842.7 bln were placed in January.
Derivatives Market volumes amounted to RUB 7.0 trln (January 2016: RUB 10.6 trln), or 122.5 mln contracts (January 2016: 166.6 mln contracts), of which 116.5 mln contracts were futures and 6.0 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month increased by 15.8% and reached RUB 740.2 bln (December 2016: RUB 638.9 bln).
FX Market turnover was RUB 23.9 trln (January 2016: RUB 27.7 trln). Spot trades totalled RUB 6.2 trln and swap trades and forwards together amounted to RUB 17.8 trln.
The FX Market`s average daily turnover was RUB 1,139.5 bln (USD 19.1 bln) compared to RUB 1,541.4 bln in January 2016.
Money Market turnover increased by 42.2% YoY to RUB 26.0 trln (January 2016: RUB 18.3 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 1,239.0 bln (January 2016: RUB 1,016.3 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 15.1 trln (January 2016: RUB 7.1 trln).
Precious Metals Market
Precious Metals Market trading volumes reached RUB 4.7 bln. Turnover was RUB 4.7 bln (2t) for gold and RUB 1.7 mln (52 kg) for silver.