Moscow Exchange Reports RUB 81.5 Trillion in Trading Volumes for June 2021

FX trading volume in the exchange rose by 5.9% to hit RUB 26.5 trillion, compared to the figure of 25

Moscow Exchange (MOEX), the largest exchange group in Russia, has released its financial numbers for June 2021. According to the report, total trading volumes across the exchange’s markets rose by 11.7% to post RUB 81.5 trillion, compared to the figure hit in June 2020 of RUB 72.9 trillion. Markets that took the lead were equities, derivatives, money and forex, with 23.9%, 23.7%, 14.4%, and 5.9%, respectively.

In the same line, total trading volume on the equity and bond market accounted for RUB 3,865.1 billion in June, representing a decrease from RUB 4,118.3 billion tested for the same period last year. “Trading volume in shares, DRs, and investment fund units increased by 23.9% to RUB 2,278.6 bln (June 2020: RUB 1,838.9 bln). ADTV was RUB 103.6 bln (June 2020: RUB 91.9 bln). Trading volume in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds was RUB 1,586.4 bln (June 2020: RUB 2,279.4 bln). ADTV was RUB 72.1 bln (June 2020: RUB 114.0 bln). 87 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 1,016.9 bln (of which overnight bonds accounted for RUB 229.4 bln) were placed in June 2020,” MOEX noted.

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FX Market Performance in June

For the derivatives market, such volumes grew by 23.7% to hit RUB 11.4 trillion or 147.1 million contracts. In addition, the exchange clarified that 143 million of such contracts were futures and 3.4 million were options. In the case of FX markets, MOEX’s report stated: “FX Market trading volume grew by 5.9% to RUB 26.5 trln (June 2020: RUB 25.0 trln), with spot trades amounting to RUB 7.6 trln and swap trades and forwards totaling RUB 18.9 trln. The FX Market’s ADTV was RUB 1,204.6 bln (USD 16.6 bln), compared to RUB 1,251.5 bln (USD 18.1 bln) in June 2020.”

As Finance Magnates reported about financial numbers for May 2021 in MOEX, total trading volumes across its markets rose by 22.5% to RUB 73.3 trillion, compared to May 2020 figures, where it posted RUB 60.6 trillion. The leaders for May were equities with 36.4%, derivatives with 36.1%, while money and FX spot market both accounted for 22.9% and 22.1%, respectively.

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