The Russian venue Moscow Exchange (MOEX) announced today its trading volumes for August 2015. The Derivatives Market and FX Market posted the strongest growth, with volumes increasing 200.9% and 86.7% YoY, respectively. Equity trading volumes rose 17.4% YoY. Trading volumes on the Precious Metals Market increased nearly 7 times YoY to RUB 10.7 billion. Turnover was RUB 10.7 billion (4.6 t) for gold and RUB 4.6 million (143 kg) for silver.
Total FX Market turnover at MOEX for August 2015 grew by 86.7% to RUB 31.7 trillion compared with August 2014’s figure of RUB 17 trillion. On a monthly comparison the figure has risen by 10%. Correspondingly, the FX Market’s average daily turnover was RUB 1,508.3 billion (USD 23 billion) compared to RUB 807.8 billion in August 2014.
Derivatives Market volumes rose 200.9% YoY to RUB 11.7 trillion (August 2014: RUB 3.9 trillion), or 188.8 million contracts (August 2014: 99.4 million contracts). Out of which 183.4 million contracts were futures and 5.5 million contracts were options.
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Money Market turnover totalled RUB 15.1 trillion (August 2014: RUB 15.5 trillion). The average daily turnover was RUB 719.6 billion (August 2014: RUB 737.3 billion). The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 5.8 trillion (August 2014: RUB 2.2 trillion), with the average daily turnover increasing by 160% YoY to RUB 273.9 billion.
As for the secondary market, turnover in stocks, RDRs and investment fund units was RUB 798.9 billion. (August 2014: RUB 680.4 billion). The average daily turnover was RUB 38.0 billion (August 2014: RUB 32.4 billion). Secondary corporate, regional and sovereign bond turnover was RUB 631.8 billion(August 2014: RUB 628.3billion). The average daily turnover was RUB 30.1 billion (August 2014: RUB 29.9 billion). Finally, a total of 13 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 116.7 billion were placed in August.