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EEX significantly increases trading volumes in power, freight and agricultural products

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The European Energy Exchange (EEX) increased volumes on its power derivatives markets by 31 per cent to 359.3 TWh in February (February 2018: 274.3 TWh). 

In particular, significant increases in the German Phelix-DE product (248.4 TWh, + 62 per cent) as well as in the Spanish market (13.1 TWh, +56 per cent) contributed to this development. Volumes in the Dutch market more than doubled to 4.0 TWh (February 2018: 1.6 TWh). In the Central and South-Eastern European (CSEE) markets, EEX almost tripled its trading volumes year-on-year to 14.0 TWh (February 2018: 4.9 TWh).
On the EEX markets for emission allowances, trading volumes totaled 91.3 million tonnes of CO2 in February (February 2018: 144.2 million tonnes of CO2). EUA Primary Market Auctions contributed 51.6 million tonnes of CO2 to the total volume. On the secondary market, trading volumes totaled 39.6 million tonnes of CO2  (February 2018: 69.1 million tonnes of CO2).
Throughout February, trading volumes in agricultural products increased by 18 per cent to 3,948 contracts (February 2018: 3,334 contracts). In the dairy segment, the volume reached 1,499 contracts (equal to 7,495 tonnes). In processing potatoes, volumes increased by 50 per cent to 2,449 contracts (equal to 61,225 tonnes).

In freight futures which are available for trade registration, trading volumes more than tripled to 5,190 contracts in February (February 2018: 1,535 contracts).

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