04.09.2023 17:54

Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in August 2023

In August 2023, total trading volumes across Moscow Exchange’s markets grew by 56.9% to RUB 127.5 trln (RUB 81.2 trln in August 2022). Unless stated otherwise, all figures below refer to performance for August 2023 and all comparisons are with the same period last year.

All markets performed well in terms of turnover: the Equity Market (up 3.7 times), Derivatives Market (up 1.9 times), Bond Market (up 82.5%), FX Market (up 63%), Money Market (up 44.7%) and Precious Metals Market (up 4.3 times).

Equity & Bond Market

In August 2023, total trading volume on the Equity and Bond Market increased more than 2.5 times to RUB 5,065.6 bln (August 2022: RUB 1,872.1 bln), hereinafter excluding overnight bonds.

The MOEX Russia Index has been rising for eight months in a row: since the beginning of the year, it has added 50% and stood at 4,000 points as of 31 August 2023.

Trading volume in shares, DRs and investment fund units rose more than 3.7 times to RUB 3,268.1 bln, the highest since February 2022 (August 2022: RUB 887.0 bln). ADTV was RUB 142.1 bln (August 2022: RUB 38.6 bln). On 4 August 2023, the Moscow Exchange Equity Market hit a record RUB 251 bln of daily trading volume since February 2022 (3.3 times higher than this year's ADTV of RUB 76 bln).

Turnover in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds grew by 82.5% to RUB 1,797.5 bln (August 2022: RUB 985.1 bln). ADTV was RUB 78.2 bln (August 2022: RUB 42.8 bln).

70 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 3,397.2 bln (of which overnight bonds accounted for RUB 2,421.9 bln) were placed in August 2023.

Derivatives Market

Derivatives Market trading volume grew 1.9 times to RUB 9.3 trln, a record since February 2022 (August 2022: RUB 4.9 trln). ADTV was RUB 403.1 bln (August 2022: RUB 210.9 bln).

The most traded contracts were futures on USD/RUB and CNY/RUB currency pairs, natural gas, RTS Index and MOEX Russian Index.

FX Market

FX Market trading volume grew by 63% to RUB 34.1 trln (August 2022: RUB 20.9 trln). Spot trading volumes increased by 37.6% to RUB 11.5 trln, and swap trades and forwards were RUB 22.5 trln.

ADTV was RUB 1,480.7 bln (August 2022: RUB 906.9 bln).

Money Market

Money Market turnover grew 44.7% to RUB 76.6 trln (August 2022: RUB 52.9 trln). ADTV was RUB 3,331.4 bln (August 2022: RUB 2,301.5 bln).

The CCP-cleared repo segment added 54.3% to reach RUB 38.5 trln, including the GCC repo segment which increased by 72.0% to RUB 22.7 trln.

Precious Metals Market

Turnover in precious metals (spot and swaps) was up 4.3 times and reached an all-time high of RUB 53.5 bln (August 2022: RUB 12.3 bln). In particular, the trading volume in gold rose to RUB 52.3 bln (8.9 t) and in silver to RUB 1.2 bln (16.2 t).

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