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EEX reports significant increase in Austrian power futures trading in May

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The European Energy Exchange (EEX) significantly increased trading in Austrian power futures in May, achieving a volume of 862,481 MWh (May 2018: 52,486 MWh), completing the shift in liquidity from the former combined DE/AT contract to the current individual DE and AT contracts. 

In addition, the Central- and South-Eastern European power derivatives markets also saw a strong upswing, increasing volumes by 62 per cent to 15.9 TWh (May 2018: 9.8 TWh). In total, EEX reached a volume of 269.4 TWh on its power derivatives markets (May 2018: 306.9 TWh). The decline is mainly driven by decreased trading volumes in power options trading.
 
On the EEX markets for emission allowances, trading volumes totalled 80.7 million tonnes of CO2 in May (May 2018: 477.8 million tonnes of CO2). Primary Market Auctions contributed 47.4 million tonnes of CO2 to the total volume. On the secondary market, trading volumes totalled 33.3 million tonnes of CO2  (May 2018: 418.7 million tonnes of CO2).
 
Throughout May, trading volumes in agricultural products amounted to 2,920 contracts (May 2018: 4,423 contracts). In processing potatoes, 1,908 contracts were traded (equal to 47,700 tonnes). In the dairy segment, the volume amounted to 1,012 contracts (equal to 5,060 tonnes).

Trading volumes in freight more than tripled with 4,440 lots traded in May (May 2018: 1,435 lots).

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