The monthly volume on EEX’s power derivatives market totalled 199.7 TWh in August, an increase of 19 per cent over the same period in 2015.
On the Spanish power derivatives market, the trading volume more than doubled to 3.3 TWh (August 2015: 1.5 TWh).
EEX also recorded 67 per cent growth on the Italian market with a volume of 26.1 TWh (August 2015: 15.6 TWh).
The market for Germany recorded a volume of 136.3 TWh, which is an increase of 7 per cent compared to the previous year (August 2015: 127.3 TWh).
In Nordic power futures, EEX recorded the highest volume since the launch of this product at 303,135 MWh.
The August volumes comprised 105.9 TWh registered at EEX for clearing. Clearing and settlement of all transactions was executed by European Commodity Clearing (ECC).
On the EEX Market for emission allowances, a total volume of 33.0 million tonnes of CO2 was traded in August (August 2015: 36.7 million). Primary market auctions contributed 23.3 million tonnes of CO2 to the total volume.
In August, a total of 5,959 contracts were traded in agricultural products at EEX (August 2015: 5,396). This volume included 4,614 contracts (equal to 115,350 tonnes) from European processing potatoes and 1,345 contracts (equal to 6,725 tonnes) from dairy products.
During August, EEX admitted Citadel Financial Products, Senningerberg (Luxembourg) on the derivatives market for coal and freight. EP Commodities, Prague has additionally been admitted for Italian Power Futures and Options.
Enel Trade, Rome and Société Générale, Paris extended their admission to UK Power Futures while Stadtwerke München has been additionally admitted for Nordic Power Futures.