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Eurex Group sees average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts in January

In January 2013, the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts, compared with 8.2 million contracts in January 2012.

Of those, 5.9 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (January 2012: 5.5 million), and 2.8 million contracts were at the US-based International Securities Exchange (ISE) (January 2012: 2.7 million).

In total, 188.2 million contracts were traded, thereof 129.9 million at Eurex and 58.2 million at the ISE.

Eurex Exchange recorded in its equity index segment 47.9 million contracts compared with 59.8 million contracts in January 2013. Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 Index stood at 16.4 million contracts while 20.4 million options were traded on this index. Futures on the DAX totalled 2.2 million contracts while the DAX options reached another 3.8 million contracts.

The equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) segment at Eurex Exchange reached 29.3 million contracts (January 2012: 26.3 million). Thereof, equity options totalled 20.9 million contracts and single stock futures equalled 8.4 million contracts.

The interest rate derivatives segment achieved 51.0 million contracts (January 2012: 33.3 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached 18.1 million contracts in January, the Euro-Bobl-Future 12.3 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 10.4 million contracts.

Eurex Repo, which operates Swiss Franc, Euro Repo and GC Pooling markets, recorded EUR193.4bn average outstanding volume in all repo markets (January 2012: EUR238.2bn). The Euro Repo Market totaled an average outstanding volume of EUR26.3bn (January 2012: EUR35.1bn). The secured money market GC Pooling recorded an average outstanding volume of EUR134.3bn (January 2012: EUR121.4bn). The Swiss Franc Repo market reached EUR32.8bn.

The electronic trading platform Eurex Bonds, which rounds out Eurex’s fixed-income product range, traded EUR9.3bn (single counting) in January (January 2012: EUR12bn). January volume is 56 per cent higher than in the previous month December 2012.

The volume traded on the Power Derivatives Market of European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 124.2 Terawatthours (TWh) in January 2013 (January 2012: 105.2 TWh). On the EEX Spot and Derivatives Market for natural gas the volume traded amounted to 9.8 TWh (January 2012: 7.0 TWh). In January, a volume of 56.9 million tonnes of CO2 was traded on the Spot and Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances compared with 7.4 million tonnes of CO2 in January 2012.

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