Japan’s JPX Reports Positive Trading Volumes in September 2017

JPX reported an average daily volume for the Tokyo Stock Exchange ‎of JPY 2.82 trillion ($25.0 billion).

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX), which operates multiple securities exchanges including the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange, has reported its monthly ‎trading volumes for September 2017, which added to the previous ‎month’s gains.

The JPX reported an average daily volume (ADV) for the Tokyo Stock Exchange ‎at JPY 2.82 trillion ($25.0 billion), a jump of 15.6 percent month-over-month from $22.18 billion (JPY 2.4411 trillion) in August 2017. This is also a gain of 22.8 percent year-over-year.

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The strong figures were not primarily driven by an increase in trading activity – 39.0 billion shares per day were reported compared to 39.8 billion shares in August 2017, or -2.0 percent month-over-month. Across a yearly interval, this figure reflects a 4.7 percent decrease, from 41 billion contracts.

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In terms of exchange-traded-funds (ETFs), the monthly trading value at the JPX yielded a figure of JPY 2.74 trillion ($24.3 billion) in September 2017, which amounts to an 8.8 percent month-over-month rise. However, ETFs turnover also experienced a notable loss compared to a year earlier, dropping 16 percent in September 2016.

The JPX also saw a strong monthly performance across its derivatives trading, corresponding to a total trading volume of 28.43 million contracts in September 2017. The figure jumped 23 percent from 25.1 million contracts in August 2017, compounded by a 18.6 percent increase on a year-over-year basis.

Moreover, total derivatives trading at the JPX registered a value of JPY 293.96 trillion ($2.6 trillion) in September 2017, which correlates to nearly 70 percent month-over-month and 39 percent year-over-year.

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