Euronext announces volumes for February 2018

Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, London and Paris – 6 March 2018 – Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, today announced trading volumes for February 2018.

Cash trading

In February 2018, the average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at €9,141 million, up +29.4% compared to February 2017 and up +17.6% from the previous month. On 6 February 2018, Euronext daily volume reached a new record for the year, at €16,848 million, representing the 11th most active day since 2010.

The average daily transaction value on ETFs order book[1] was €419 million, up +66.7% compared to February 2017 and up +46.6% from the previous month. At the end of February 2018, 803 ETFs were listed on Euronext compared to 804 at the end of December 2017.

Derivatives trading

In February 2018, the overall average daily volume on derivatives reached 638,880 contracts, up +11.4% compared to February 2017 and up +13.8% compared to the previous month.  In detail,

  • the average daily volume on equity index derivatives reached 269,082 contracts, up +15.5% compared to February 2017 and up +34.7% from the previous month,
  • the average daily volume on individual equity derivatives reached 315,270 contracts, up +11.7% compared to February 2017 and up +0.6% from the previous month,
  • the average daily volume on commodities derivatives reached 54,528 contracts,                   down -5.9% compared to February 2017 and up +13.6% from the previous month.

At the end of February 2018, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stood at 598,207 contracts (+18.1% compared to the end of February 2017) and the open interest was up at 17,954,447 contracts (+20.2% compared to the end of February 2017).

FX spot trading

The average daily volume on the spot foreign exchange market of FastMatch, of which Euronext owns 90% of the capital since August 2017, stood at $21,113 million, up +27.3% compared to February 2017 and up +1.6% from the previous month.

Listings

In February 2018, Euronext welcomed the listing of Dutch Star Companies ONE in Amsterdam – a special purpose acquisition company – which raised €55 million. In addition, €4.4 billion were raised on Euronext in corporate bonds and €2.3 billion in follow-on equity.

 

[1] 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 €457 million, down -14.9% compared to February 2017.

 

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