The Eurozone’s leading exchange, Euronext, announced trading volumes for January 2015 today. Average daily transaction value on their cash order book increased from last year by 31% to roughly €8,630 million (9,886.6 million USD)
Average daily volume on equity index derivatives was up 12% year-over-year to 298,375 contracts, while average daily volume on individual equity derivatives was down 19% year-over-year to 240,899 contracts.
Commodity derivatives activity remained strong with an average daily volume of 53,653 contracts traded, a 7% increase year-over-year. Euronext also had two new listings in January. €7,562 million of follow-on equity was raised on Euronext by issuers (8,662 million USD), of which €28 million was raised by EnterNext SMEs (32 million USD). €6.5 billion (7.4 billion USD) was raised in corporate bonds for January 2015.
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Their Exchange Traded Products segment was “particularly dynamic in January” with average daily transaction value up 77% year-over-year. January 23rd also saw this segment reach a new record high since August of 2011, with €1,031 million traded (1,180.7 million USD).