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.

Cash trading

In December 2018, the average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at €7,902.1 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[1] was €255 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 €8,109.5 million (+5.7% compared to the year 2017).

Derivatives trading

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).

Listings

In December 2018, Euronext welcomed four new listings, which together raised €8.6 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, €88.9 billion was raised on Euronext in bonds. €11.5 billion was raised in follow-on equity, of which €7.5 billion from EssilorLuxottica and €2.4 billion form Worldline.

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