In February 2017, total trading volume across Moscow Exchange"s markets was RUB 63.9 trln. The Equity and Bond Market posted the strongest growth (+34.7%) during the month, with bond trading volumes rising by 77.4%. Money Market trading volumes also increased (+1.3%).
There were 19 trading days in February 2017 versus 21 trading days in February 2016.
Equity and Bond Market
Total trading volumes on the Equity and Bond Market increased by 34.7% to RUB 2,201.0 bln (February 2016: RUB 1,634.0 bln).
Turnover in shares, RDRs and investment fund units totalled RUB 662.3 bln (February 2016: RUB 766.7 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 34.9 bln (February 2016: RUB 36.5 bln).
Turnover in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds grew by 77.4% to RUB 1,538.7 bln (February 2016: RUB 867.3 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 81.0 bln (February 2016: RUB 41.3 bln).
32 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 940.4 bln were placed in February.
Derivatives Market volumes amounted to RUB 6.5 trln (February 2016: RUB 13.4 trln), or 113.8 mln contracts (February 2016: 207.9 mln contracts), of which 107.1 mln contracts were futures and 6.7 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month reached RUB 803.0 bln (February 2016: RUB 828.9 bln).
FX Market turnover was RUB 28.9 trln (February 2016: RUB 30.5 trln). Spot trades totalled RUB 6.2 trln and swap trades and forwards together amounted to RUB 22.6 trln.
The FX Market"s average daily turnover was RUB 1,519.5 bln (USD 26.0 bln) compared to RUB 1,450.8 bln (USD 18.8 bln) in February 2016.
Money Market turnover increased by 1.3% YoY to RUB 23.7 trln (February 2016: RUB 23.4 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 1,247.9 bln (February 2016: RUB 1,114.7 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 14.5 trln (February 2016: RUB 11.0 trln).
Precious Metals Market
Precious Metals Market trading volumes reached RUB 8.6 bln (February 2016: RUB 11.3 bln). Turnover was RUB 8.6 bln (3.7 t) for gold and RUB 3.0 mln (88 kg) for silver.
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