In April the international derivatives exchanges of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 8.7 million contracts, down from 9.8 million contracts in April 2013.
Of those, 6.1 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (April 2013: 7.1 million), and 2.6 million contracts (April 2013: 2.7 million) were traded at the US-based International Securities Exchange (ISE).
In total, 177.2 million contracts were traded, thereof 122.2 million at Eurex Exchange and 54.9 million at the ISE.
In its largest segment – equity index derivatives – Eurex Exchange achieved 47.6 million contracts (April 2013: 54.3 million). Futures on the EURO STOXX 50 Index stood at 18.6 million contracts and 17.1 million on the index options. Futures on the DAX index totalled 2.1 million contracts while the DAX options reached another 2.6 million contracts.
The equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) segment at Eurex Exchange recorded 39.9 million contracts (April 2013: 56.6 million). Thereof, equity options totalled 14.8 million contracts and single stock futures equalled another 25.1 million contracts.
Eurex Exchange’s interest rate derivatives segment achieved 33.0 million contracts (April 2013: 35.9 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached 12.1 million contracts, the Euro-Bobl-Future 8.1 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 5.4 million contracts. All three Euro-BTP-Futures totalled 1.2 million contracts and the two Euro-OAT-Futures also 1.1 million contracts.
The monthly volume on the Power Derivatives Market of European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 108.3 terawatt hours (TWh) in April 2014 (April 2013: 90.3 TWh). On the EEX Natural Gas Spot and Derivatives Market the traded volume amounted to 17.0 TWh (April 2013: 8.4 TWh). In April, a volume of 32.3 million tonnes of CO2 was traded on the Spot and Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances compared with 71.1 million tonnes of CO2 in April 2013.
Eurex Repo, which operates Swiss Franc, Euro Repo and GC Pooling markets, recorded in all markets in April 2014 an average outstanding volume of EUR221.6 billion (April 2013: EUR224.5 billion). The secured money market GC Pooling recorded an average outstanding volume of EUR148.7 billion (April 2013: EUR154.8 billion). The Euro Repo market grew by 22 per cent and reached an average outstanding volume of EUR43.0 billion (April 2013: EUR35.3 billion).The Swiss Franc Repo market achieved EUR29.9 billion.