Moscow Exchange reports 24% YoY rise in 2016 total trading volume

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Moscow Exchange (MOEX) just announced that in 2016 its total trading volume grew by 24% YoY to RUB 850.4 trln.

In December 2016, total trading volumes increased by 18.5% YoY to RUB 89.5 trln. Money Market added 51.1%, Bond Market increased by 132.9% and Equity Market was up by 25.6%.

Equity and Bond Market

Total trading volumes on the Equity and Bond Market grew by 90.0% to RUB 3,716.0 bln (December 2015: RUB 1,955.9 bln).

Turnover in shares, RDRs and investment fund units was up 25.6% and totalled RUB 982.6 bln (December 2015: RUB 782.1 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 44.7 bln (December 2015: RUB 35.6 bln).

Turnover in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds increased by 132.9% to RUB 2,733.3 bln (December 2015: RUB 1,173.8 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 124.2 bln (December 2015: RUB 53.4 bln).

61 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 1,795.8 bln were placed in December.

Derivatives Market

Derivatives Market volumes amounted to RUB 8.4 trln (December 2015: RUB 9.9 trln), or 145.2 mln contracts (December 2015: 162.6 mln contracts), of which 137.1 mln contracts were futures and 8.1 mln contracts were options.

Trading in commodity contracts continued to rise and reached 17.7% of the total volume of derivatives traded in December 2016, versus 4.7% in December 2015. Turnover in commodity instruments grew by 169.2% YoY to RUB 1.5 trln.

Open interest at the end of the month reached RUB 639.0 bln (December 2015: RUB 590.1 bln).

FX Market

FX Market turnover was RUB 31.0 trln (December 2015: RUB 30.9 trln), including spot trades totalling RUB 7.5 trln as well as swap trades and forwards together amounting to RUB 23.5 trln.

The FX Market’s average daily turnover was RUB 1,407.2 bln (USD 22.6 bln) compared to RUB 1,406.2 bln in December 2015.

Money Market

Money Market turnover surged 51.1% YoY to RUB 41.7 trln (December 2015: RUB 27.6 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 1,896.5 bln (December 2015: RUB 1,255.2 bln).

The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 21.4 trln (December 2015: RUB 9.5 trln).

Precious Metals Market

Precious Metals Market trading volumes reached RUB 10.2 bln. Turnover was RUB 10.2 bln (4.5t) for gold and RUB 4.9 mln (148.3 kg) for silver.

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