Frankfurt am Main, 2-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In August 2014, the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.0 million contracts (August 2013: 6.6 million). Of those, 4.8 million were Eurex Exchange contracts (August 2013: 4.5 million), and 2.2 million contracts (August 2013: 2.1 million) were traded at the U.S.-based International Securities Exchange (ISE). In total, 100.4 million contracts were traded at Eurex Exchange and 45.4 million at ISE.
At Eurex Exchange, the equity index derivatives segment totaled 51.2 million contracts (August 2013: 44.1 million). The single largest contract was the future on the EURO STOXX 50 Index with 21.0 million contracts. The options on this blue chip index totaled 18.2 million contracts. Futures on the DAX index recorded 2.3 million contracts while the DAX options reached 3.2 million contracts. The Eurex KOSPI Product recorded 1.8 million contracts.
The equity derivatives (equity options and single stock futures) segment at Eurex Exchange reached 16.2 million contracts (August 2013: 19.8 million). Thereof, equity options totaled 12.8 million contracts and single stock futures equaled 3.4 million contracts.
Eurex Exchange’s interest rate derivatives segment totaled 31.4 million contracts (August 2013: 33.9 million). The Euro-Bund-Future reached 12.9 million contracts, the Euro-Bobl-Future 7.2 million contracts and the Euro-Schatz-Future 4.3 million contracts. The three Euro-BTP-Futures totaled 1.6 million contracts. The Euro-OAT-Future recorded 1.3 million contracts.
Eurex Repo, which operates Swiss Franc Repo, Euro Repo and GC Pooling markets, reported in August 2014 for its secured money market GC Pooling an average outstanding volume of 161 billion euros (August 2013: 148 billion euros). The Euro Repo Market reached an average outstanding volume of 45 billion euros (August 2013: 38 billion Euro).
The monthly volume on the power derivatives market of European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 98.6 terawatt hours (TWh) in August 2014 (August 2013: 66.5 TWh). On the EEX Natural Gas Spot and Derivatives Market the traded volume amounted to 21.9 TWh (August 2013: 7.5 TWh). In August, a volume of 19.5 million tonnes of CO2 was traded on the Spot and Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances compared with 61.9 million tonnes of CO2 in August 2013.
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