Euronext Announces Volumes for December 2016

Euronext Announces Volumes for December 2016

Euronext Announces Volumes for December 2016

The FINANCIAL -- Euronext on January 3 announced trading volumes for December 2016.

The December 2016 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at €7,239 million down -2.6% compared to December 2015 and slightly down -1.3% from the previous month. On a year-to-date basis, the overall average daily transaction value on Euronext cash order book stood at €7,012 million, down -15.3% compared to 2015 and up +8.2% compared to 2014. The average daily transaction value on ETFs was €602 million, down by -19.0% compared to December 2015 which was particularly active and down -2.5% from the previous month. Our ETF offering continued its expansion with 790 listings at the end of December compared to 703 end of December 2015. It is worth noting that 16th of December was the third most active day since January 2010 on Euronext equities, with a transaction value above €18.7 billion thanks to the quarterly derivatives expiry and index rebalancing, according to Euronext.

The average daily volume on equity index derivatives reached 205,128 contracts in December 2016, down -3.5% compared to December 2015 and down -13.1% from the previous month. The average daily volume on individual equity derivatives reached 231,943 contracts in December 2016, up +16.4% compared to December 2015 and down -9.3% from the previous month.

In December 2016, the average daily volume on commodities derivatives reached 38,756 contracts, almost flat compared to December 2015 (+0.8%) and down -24.8% from the previous month.

On a year-to-date basis, the overall average daily volume on Euronext derivatives stands at 491,214 contracts (-7.2% compared to end of December 2015) and the open interest was up at 11,512,475 contracts (+4.0% compared to end of December 2015).

In December 2016, Euronext had four new SME listings that altogether raised €36 million. In addition, €6.3 billion were raised on Euronext in follow-on equity and €5.3 billion of corporate bonds. In total during 2016, despite challenging market conditions, capital raisings on Euronext were up 26% at €140.7 billion.