The FINANCIAL -- Euronext on May 4 announced trading volumes for April 2016.
The April 2016 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at €6,948 million (-23.4% compared with April 2015). However, the number of shares traded remained resilient (-3.8%).
After 21 months of continued growth, the activity on ETFs softened during April 2016 with an average daily transaction value at €548 million, down 14.0% compared to April 2015. Nonetheless, our ETF offer continued to expand with the first two listings on Euronext London.
The average daily volume on equity index derivatives was down at 211,268 contracts during April 2016 (-16.1% compared with April 2015), while the average daily volume on individual equity derivatives slightly decreased at 228,964 contracts (-3.1% compared with April 2015).
In April 2016, the average daily volume on commodities derivatives increased by 20.9% when compared to April 2015, with an average daily volume of 70,796 contracts. Thanks to a bountiful for 2015/2016 crop year, French Grains have been marketed unusually late, thereby boosting volumes. The ensuing low prices have generated further volatility in our commodities markets, resulting in a new historical record on 21 April at 112,292 milling wheat future contracts, according to Euronext.
On a year-to-date basis, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stands at 549,806 contracts (+0.1% compared to 2015 YTD) and the open interest increased by 14,827,612 contracts (+3.9% compared to end of April 2015).
In April 2016, Euronext had three new listings of which GeNeuro and two EnterNext SMEs that altogether raised €298 million. In addition, during April 2016, €10.3 billion were raised on Euronext in corporate bonds and €5.6 billion of follow-on equity.