In particular, average daily volume (ADV) during April 2015 at Eurex Group came in at 8.3 million contracts, compared to 8.7 million contracts in April 2014, representing a drop of -4.6% YoY, according to a Eurex statement.
Of these volumes, 5.9 million were Eurex Exchange contracts in April 2015, compared with 6.1 million in April 2014, or a -3.3% decline YoY. Moreover, Eurex saw an ADV of 2.4 million contracts in April 2015 that were traded at the U.S.-based International Securities Exchange (ISE).
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Across its paramount installment of equity index derivatives, Eurex Exchange saw a volume of 52.0 million contracts in April 2015, jumping 9.2% YoY from 47.6 million in April 2014.
In addition, futures on the EURO STOXX 50 Index came in at 20.9 million contracts and 19.7 million on the index options. Futures on the DAX index totaled 2.3 million contracts, while the DAX options added another 3.4 million contracts – Eurex’s KOSPI Product recorded 1.6 million contracts.
Finally, Eurex Exchange’s equity derivatives (combining both equity options and single stock futures) totaled 32.5 million contracts in April 2015, falling steadfastly from 39.9 million contracts in April 2014, or -18.5% YoY.