Eurex, the international derivatives market, traded and settled 92 million contracts in July, a 22 percent rise year-on-year. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
731 million contracts were traded in the first seven months of the year, approximately 16 percent up on the same period last year (628 million contracts). An average of 4.3 million contracts were traded daily in July.
At 42 million contracts, the fixed-income derivatives segment put in the highest turnover. The most successful product on Eurex was once again the Euro-Bund Future, with 19.4 million contracts. The Euro-Bobl and Euro-Schatz Futures contributed 9.7 million and 9.4 million contracts respectively.
49.7 million contracts were traded in equity-based derivatives in July, of which 28.5 million were in the equity index derivatives segment and 21.2 million in the equity options segment. The product with the highest turnover among the equity index derivatives in June was the DJ Euro STOXX 50 Future, with 11.7 million contracts traded, a rise of 35 percent y-o-y. Trading in options on the DAX hit a record volume of 5.6 million contracts.
Approximately EUR 14 billion (single counting) was traded in June on the electronic trading platform Eurex Bonds, which rounds out Eurex's range in the Fixed Income product range. This equates to a 30 percent rise y-o-y (July 2004: EUR 10.9 billion). The "Agencies" segment on Eurex Bonds saw a record EUR 788 million traded in July, almost three-times the amount traded in July 2004 (EUR 257 million).