Moscow Exchange registers 10.5% MoM rise in Forex volumes in Aug 2015

Moscow Exchange, or Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX:MOEX), the biggest Russian venue for trading shares, derivatives and Forex, earlier today posted its operating metrics for August 2015.

After Forex volumes staged a modest rise in July, August provided a further rise in Forex trading activity, with spot trades sharply up month-on-month.

  • Monthly FX turnover at MOEX was RUB 31.7 trillion in August 2015, up 10.5% from the RUB 28.8 trillion in FX volumes registered in July 2015. In annual terms, the rise was 86.7%.
  • The volume of swap trades of RUB 20.1 trillion, unchanged from July levels, whereas the volume of spot trades was sharply up to RUB 11.6 trillion.
  • The FX Market’s average daily turnover was RUB 1.51 trillion (USD 23 billion), up in annual and monthly terms.


And now let’s take a look the fortunes of the other trading segments.

Equity & Bond Market

Secondary market turnover in stocks, RDRs and investment fund units was RUB 798.9 billion, up from RUB 680.4 billion registered a year earlier. The average daily turnover was RUB 38.0 billion (August 2014: RUB 32.4 billion).

Derivatives Market

Derivatives Market volumes rose 200.9% from August 2014 to RUB 11.7 trillion, or 188.8 million contracts. Of these 183.4 million contracts were futures and 5.5 million contracts were options.

Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 695.3 billion (August 2014: RUB 522.6 billion).

Money Market

Money Market turnover totalled RUB 15.1 trillion (August 2014: RUB 15.5 trillion). The average daily turnover was RUB 719.6 billion (August 2014: RUB 737.3 billion).

The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 5.8 trillion (August 2014: RUB 2.2 trillion), with the average daily turnover increasing by 160% from August 2014 to RUB 273.9 billion.

Precious Metals Market

Trading volumes on the Precious Metals Market surged nearly 7 times to RUB 10.7 billion from August 2014. Turnover was RUB 10.7 billion (4.6 t) for gold and RUB 4.6 million (143 kg) for silver.

To view the official announcement by MOEX, click here.

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