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EEX power derivatives volumes increase by 34 per cent in January

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The European Energy Exchange (EEX) increased volumes on its power derivatives markets by 34 per cent to 323.0 TWh in January (January 2018: 240.9 TWh).  

In particular, EEX recorded significant growth in power futures for Germany (224.2 TWh, + 92 per cent), Austria (1.3 TWh, + 5,240 per cent) and Spain (14.4 TWh, + 170 per cent) as well as for the Central and South-Eastern European (CSEE) markets (10.8 TWh, + 117 per cent).
On the EEX markets for emission allowances, trading volumes totalled 92.1 million tonnes of CO2 in January (January 2018: 109.8 million tonnes of CO2). The slight decrease is a result of the significantly lower volumes in the EUA Primary Market Auctions (38.8 million tonnes of CO2 as against 66.5 million tonnes of CO2 in January 2018) which were reduced in the framework of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) that came into effect on 1st January 2019. On the secondary market, EEX was able to significantly increase trading volumes to 52.7 million tonnes of CO2 (January 2018: 43.3 million tonnes of CO2) which was particularly driven by EUA Options volumes.
Throughout January, trading volumes in agricultural products amounted to 2,696 contracts (January 2018: 2,990 contracts). In the dairy segment, the volume reached 1,016 contracts (equal to 5,240 tonnes). This includes 8 contracts from trading in Liquid Milk Futures (equal to 200 tonnes). In processing potatoes, volumes increased by 28 per cent to 1.680 contracts (equal to 42,000 tonnes).
In freight futures which are available for trade registration, trading volumes increased by 12 per cent to 4,380 contracts in January (January 2018: 3,910 contracts).

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