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Eurex figures upward trend continues: Eurex Exchange up by 22 percent in August

Release date: 04 Sep 2019 | Eurex Exchange

Eurex figures upward trend continues: Eurex Exchange up by 22 percent in August

Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange and part of Deutsche Börse Group, saw a double-figure increase year-on-year in August. The number of traded contracts reached 156.4 million compared to 127.9 million in August 2018, an increase of 22 percent. 

Both European equity index derivatives and European equity derivatives saw impressive increases with the latter up by 16 percent to 25.5 million traded contracts. Trading in European equity index derivatives was even more positive with an increase of over 40 percent from 59 million traded contracts in August 2018 to 83 million in August 2019.

Monthly contract volume records were set for trading in ESX50 Total Return Futures with a total of over 427 thousand contracts, including a daily record on 15 August of almost 95 thousand contracts. The same was true for EURO STOXX 50 Month-End Expiration Index Options with just under 590 thousand contracts in August and almost 113 thousand on 29 August. VSTOXX® Futures saw a monthly trading record of over 2.1 million traded contracts.

Notional outstanding volume in OTC Clearing stood at EUR 12,821 billion at the end of August. This represents an increase of 40 percent compared with the same month last year (EUR 9,176 billion).

The European Energy Exchange (EEX), the leading energy exchange in Europe, continues to see significant increases in trading volumes in power and gas. In August 2019, volumes on EEX Group’s spot and derivatives markets in power increased by 17 percent to 457.9 TWh (392.4 TWh in August 2018), in gas the increase was 48 percent (223.1 TWh compared to 150.6 TWh in August 2018).

Eurex Repo, the leading provider for international financing in the secured money market business (repo and securities lending), saw an overall increase of over nine percent in average outstanding volume in the GC Pooling market in comparison to August 2018.

Business overview

 August 19August 18Change
Financial derivatives: Traded contracts Eurex Exchange   
European equity index derivatives (million)83.059.0+41%
European interest rate derivatives (million)47.746.6+16%
European equity derivatives (million)25.521.9+2%
Total (million)1)156.4127.9+22%
OTC Clearing   
Notional outstanding volumes (average value) (billion EUR)12,8219,176+40%
Commodities: Trading volumes EEX   
Power (terawatt hours)457.9392.4+17%
Gas (terawatt hours)223.1150.6+48%
Emissions trading (million tons of CO2)68.5252.1-73%
Repo business: Average monthly outstanding volume on Eurex Repo   
GC Pooling2) (billion Euro)41.037.5+9.3%
Repo Market (billion Euro)46.357.0-18.8%

1) The total number of contracts traded includes other asset classes such as commodities 
2) Includes all currencies

Media contact:
Irmgard Thiessen


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