Euronext announces volumes for December 2018
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EURONEXT ANNOUNCES VOLUMES FOR DECEMBER 2018
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Paris - 8 January 2019 - Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, today announces trading volumes for December 2018.
In December 2018, the average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR7,902.1 million, down -0.9% compared to December 2017 and up +5.7% from the previous month.
The average daily transaction value on the ETF order book was EUR255 million, down -6.0% compared to December 2017 and up +11.6% from the previous month. At the end of December 2018, 1,150 ETFs were listed on Euronext compared to 1,048 at the end of December 2017.
For the year 2018, the average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR8,109.5 million (+5.7% compared to the year 2017).
In December 2018, the overall average daily volume on derivatives reached 651,367 contracts, up +21.8% compared to December 2017 and up +16.3% compared to the previous month. In detail:
- the average daily volume on equity index derivatives reached 285,459 contracts, up +33.7% compared to December 2017 and up +24.4% from the previous month,
- the average daily volume on individual equity derivatives reached 327,992 contracts, up +15.7% compared to December 2017 and up +18.1% from the previous month,
- the average daily volume on commodity derivatives reached 37,916 contracts, down -0.3% compared to December 2017 and down -28.6% from the previous month.
For the year 2018, the average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stood at 585,310 contracts (+6.4% compared to the year 2017) and open interest was flat at 14,645,289 contracts (-0.5% compared to the end of December 2017).
FX spot trading
In December 2018, the average daily volume on the spot foreign exchange market of FastMatch, operating as a Euronext company since August 2017, stood at $19,112 million, up +22.5% compared to December 2017 and down -5.9% from the previous month.
For the year 2018, the average daily volume on the spot foreign exchange market of FastMatch stood at $20,139 million (+9.3% compared to the year 2017).
In December 2018, Euronext welcomed four new listings, which together raised EUR8.6 million. Among them, Lleida.net, the first Spanish company to realise a dual listing on Euronext Growth and Mercado alternativo Bursatil, becoming the third Spanish issuer to join Euronext`s markets this year as a result of its European Tech SME initiative. In addition, EUR88.9 billion was raised on Euronext in bonds. EUR11.5 billion was raised in follow-on equity, of which EUR7.5 billion from EssilorLuxottica and EUR2.4 billion form Worldline.
Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, covering Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal and the UK. With 1,300 listed issuers worth EUR3.4 trillion in market capitalisation as of end December 2018, Euronext is an unmatched blue chip franchise that has 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 IndexSM and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, Euronext also operates Euronext GrowthTM and Euronext AccessTM, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.
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 From January 2018, volumes on ETFs are only measured on order book activity due to low revenue impact of off-book activity. Based on the previous presentation, activity is EUR295 million, down -48.1% compared to December 2017.