The FINANCIAL — In April trading in equities on the Spanish Stock market amounted to €100.03bn, which represents a 34% rise on the previous year and marks the six consecutive month of growth in trading volume.
The trading volume from January to April totalled €329.15bn, up 27% from the same period in 2009.
The number of trades in April was 3.3 million, up 30.5% from April of 2009. The number of trades in the first four months of the year totalled 12.79 million, up 27.5% year on year.
"The trading volume posted by the ETF segment in April was 181% up on the same month of 2009, at €715 million. The trading volume to the end of April was €2.39bn, up 178% from the same period in 2009," Spanish Stock Exchange informs.
The number of trades on the ETF segment in April came in at 5,854, up 43% from the same month in 2009. In the first four months of the year the number of trades totalled 24,334, up by almost 70% year on year.
Futures and Options
Trading in IBEX 35 futures in April came in at 630,526 contracts, up 18.3% year on year.
The trading volume in Mini IBEX 35 Futures reached 364,688 contracts, the second highest monthly trading volume ever, just after the figure posted in October 2008, during the Lehman Brothers crisis. Trading in this contract reached a daily record high on April 28th, at 39,832 contracts, up 22% from the previous daily record.
In April trading on the Derivatives Market came in at 4.07 million contracts, down 29.4% from the same month of 2009. The trading volume to April totaled 21.2 million contracts.
Warrants and Certificates
The volume of warrants admitted to trading between January and April was 2,362.
Trading volume in April on the warrants and certificates market came in at €119 million, up 1.3% from the previous month. The number of trades was 28,720, up 0.8% from the previous month.
The trading volume to the end of April totalled €462 million, down 31.7% on 2009 and the number of trades decreased by 16.8% during the same period to 112,731.
Corporate Debt trading in April came in at €204.11bn, down 41.2% from a year earlier. The trading volume since January totalled €776.65 billion.
New issues in April came in at €23.48bn, down 31.6% year on year.
The outstanding balance at the end of April was €867.53bn, up 0.8% from April 2009.