The Spanish Exchange traded €40.13 billion in May

3 June, 2019
  • It represents a 18.2% decrease from April, although the number of trades increased by 4.5%
  • Fixed Income trading volume increased 36.7% to 29.63 billion euros year-on-year
  • The trading volume in Financial Derivatives increased by 9% in the first five months of the year

The Spanish Exchange traded 40.13 billion euros in Equities in May, down 18.2% from April and 22.3% * less than in the same month the previous year. The number of trades in May was 3.04 million, up 4.5% from April and down 22.7% from May last year.

The Fixed Income area has continued reporting high trading volumes. In May the trading volume reached 29.63 billion euros, up 36.7% year-on-year. The total trading volume for the first five months of the year reached 158.20 billion euros, up 78.1% from the same period last year.

The primary market also maintained a high level of activity. The issues admitted to trading have increased by 14.9% since the start of the year to reach 165.44 billion euros in the first five months. The outstanding balance increased by 2.7% compared to the close of December 2018.

The trading volume in Financial Derivatives for the first five months increased by 9% compared to the same period of 2018. This increase is due to the higher trading in Stock Futures, up 85.9%. Trading rose 14.1% in IBEX 35 Futures and it grew 45.1% in Mini Ibex Futures compared to April.

The open interest in IBEX 35 Futures rose by 4.8%, and it increased by 56.7% on Stock Futures.

*Excluding the trading volume resulting from takeover bid for Abertis on 15 May 2018

Trading by type of asset:

 

May19

%April 19

%May18

Year to date

Equities (1)

       

-       Shares

40,137.5

-18.2%

-22.3% *

-25.2%

Nº of trades

3,049.4

4.5%

-22.7%

-20.1%

-       Warrants

28.3

5.1%

-16.5%

-23.8%

Nº of trades

6.9

23.2%

-16.1%

-19.7%

-       ETFs

156.9

23.4%

-60.5%

-52.7%

Nº of trades

5.8

21.7%

-41.4%

-42.3%

Fixed Income

       

Traded Volume (2)

29,637.3

6.7%

36.7%

78.1%

New Issues

23,441.1

6.0%

14.2%

14.9%

Outstanding Balance

1,555,408.1

0.5%

1.5%

2.7%

Financial Derivatives (3)

       

-       Futures: IBEX 35

515.3

14.1%

-15.3%

-11.9%

Mini IBEX

141.2

45.1%

-3.8%

-13.5%

Shares

872.5

-60.8%

4.6%

85.9%

-       Options: IBEX35

308.0

28.6%

1.4%

-11.8%

Shares

1,192.0

47.1%

-19.3%

-23.5%

(1) By asset type in million euros; number of trades in thousands

(2) Since implementation of MiFID II only trading on electronic platforms included

(3) Thousands of contracts

Historical statistics can be consulted through this link:

https://www.bolsasymercados.es/ing/Studies-Research/Statistics

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