The FINANCIAL -- Moscow Exchange announces trading volumes for May 2015.
The Derivatives Market and FX Market posted the strongest growth, with volumes increasing 33% and 27% YoY, respectively. Secondary market turnover in bonds increased 12%, according to Moscow Exchange.
Equity & Bond Market
Secondary market turnover in stocks, RDRs and investment fund units was RUB 641.6 bln. (May 2014: RUB 824.4bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 35.6 bln (May 2014: RUB 41.2 bln).
Secondary corporate, regional and sovereign bond turnover increased 12% YoY to RUB 610.6 bln (May 2014: RUB 544.5 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 33.9 bln (May 2014: RUB 27.2 bln).
A total of 20 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 248.2 bln were placed in May.
Derivatives Market volumes rose 33.1% YoY to RUB 4.4 trln (May 2014: RUB 3.3 trln), or 93.3 mln contracts (May 2014: 81.5 mln contracts), of which 90.3 mln contracts were futures and 3.0 mln contracts were options.
Open interest at the end of the month was RUB 449.2 bln (May 2014: RUB 520.1 bln).
FX Market turnover grew 26.5% to RUB 21.2 trln (May 2014: RUB 16.7 trln), including spot trades of RUB 5.7 trln and swap trades of RUB 15.5 trln.
The FX Market's average daily turnover was RUB 1,175.5 bln (USD 23.3 bln) compared to RUB 836.3 bln in May 2014.
Money Market turnover (including repo with a basket of securities in NSD) totalled RUB 16.4 trln (May 2014: RUB 19.3 trln). The average daily turnover was RUB 913.5 bln (May 2014: RUB 966.4 bln).
The volume of repo transactions with the CCP was RUB 3.3 trln (May 2014: RUB 1.5 trln), with the average daily turnover increasing by 240% YoY to RUB 182.3 bln.
Precious Metals Market
Trading volumes on the Precious Metals Market increased 12.4x to RUB 7.1 bln. Turnover was RUB 7.0 bln (3.6 t) for gold and RUB 2.4 mln (88.9 kg) for silver. Fifty-five companies (forty-six banks and nine investment companies) traded on the market during May.