The FINANCIAL -- Euronext on November 4 announced trading volumes for October 2016.
The average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book for October 2016 stood at €6,328 million, down -18.2% compared to October 2015 but up 9.5% compared to Q3 average daily volume. Activity on ETFs followed the same trend with an average daily transaction value of €421 million, down by -29.4% compared to October 2015, slightly up compared to Q3 average daily volume. Our ETF offering continued its expansion with one new listing this month, resulting in a total of 794 ETFs listed on Euronext at the end of October 2016 (a net increase of 85 ETFs compared to end of October 2015).
The average daily volume on equity index derivatives for October 2016 was 202,246 contracts, up +0.4% compared to October 2015 and down -3.7% from the previous month. The average daily volume on individual equity derivatives for October 2016 came to 207,184 contracts, down -11.2% compared to October 2015 and up +6.7% from the previous month, according to Euronext.
The average daily volume on commodities derivatives for October 2016 was 48,740 contracts, down -14.7% compared to October 2015 and up +31.3% from the previous month. Our Rapeseed futures contract hit a new record on 24 October 2016 with 26,694 contracts traded. This record surpasses the previous record of 21,140 contracts in October 2015.
On a year-to-date basis, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stands at 487,320 contracts (-10.3% compared to end of October 2015) and the open interest remained stable at 15,878,047 contracts (-0.9% compared to end of October 2015).
In October 2016, Euronext had three new listings, including two SMEs that together raised a total of €28 million. Anheuser-Busch InBev was listed on Euronext Brussels following the successful realisation of the combination of AB InBev and SABMiller, becoming the largest domestic market capitalisation on Euronext markets. Furthermore, a total of €11.3 billion was raised on Euronext in corporate bonds compared to €2.8 billion in October 2015. Follow-ons on equities reached €6.0 billion this month, compared to €2.8 billion in October 2015. Amongst the main operations this month were the capital increase of Air Liquide and the optional dividends of Total and EDF (in October 2015 main follow-ons were Altice private placement and Total optional dividend). In the ten months leading up to October 31 capital raisings on Euronext were up 29% at €116.1 billion due to an increased number of issues including a growing number of significant deals, despite challenging market conditions.