Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in March 2016
Moscow Exchange (ticker: MOEX) announces trading volumes for March 2016. Total trading volumes increased by 43.4% YoY to RUB 74.7 trln. The Derivatives Market and FX Market posted the strongest growth, with volumes increasing 79.9% and 40.3% YoY, respectively. The Money Market rose 30.3% YoY. Secondary bond trading volumes increased by 43.8% YoY while the Equity Market added 6.7%.
Equity & Bond Market
Secondary market turnover in stocks, RDRs and investment fund units was RUB 870.5 bln (March 2015: RUB 816.1 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 39.6 bln in March 2016 (March 2015: RUB 38.9 bln).
Secondary corporate, regional and sovereign bond turnover rose 30.3% to RUB 877.6 bln (March 2015: RUB 673.4 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 39.9 bln (March 2015: RUB 32.1 bln).
A total of 20 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 220.7 bln was placed in March.
Derivatives Market volumes increased by 79.9% and amounted to RUB 11.4 trln (March 2015: RUB 6.3 trln), or 182.1 mln contracts (March 2015: 121.9 mln contracts), of which 175.5 mln contracts were futures and 6.5 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 586.8 bln (March 2015: RUB 336.5 bln).
FX Market turnover rose 40.3% to RUB 30.8 trln (March 2015: RUB 22.0 trln), including spot trades of RUB 10.8 trln and swap trades of RUB 20.0 trln.
The FX Market's average daily turnover was RUB 1,400.0 bln (USD 19.9 bln) compared to RUB 1,045.7 bln in March 2015.
Money Market turnover increased by 36.9% YoY and totalled RUB 26.9 trln (March 2015: RUB 19.6 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 1,221.6 bln (March 2015: RUB 934.8 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 13.1 trln (March 2015: RUB 4.3 trln), while the average daily turnover increased 2.9 times YoY to RUB 597.2 bln.
Precious Metals Market
Trading volumes on the Precious Metals Market increased 1.9 times YoY to RUB 10.1 bln. Turnover was RUB 10.1 bln (3.6 t) for gold and RUB 7.2 mln (207.1 kg) for silver.
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