(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 04-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — December has been a successful month for Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange and part of Deutsche Börse Group. The number of traded contracts reached 174.6 million traded contracts compared to 142.4 million in 2017. This is an increase of 23 percent in total.
The reason for this very satisfying result is the overall positive development: European equity index derivatives increased by 38 percent from 69.8 million in December 2017 to 96.0 million in December 2018 (38 percent).
The most substantial growth recorded our European equity derivatives, boosting from 20.5 million traded contracts in December 2017 to 31.2 million in the same month 2018, an increase of 52 percent.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX), the leading energy exchange in Europe, also saw significant increases on its power derivatives markets by 17 percent to 273.7 TWh (December 2017: 234.5 TWh) and could quadruple its trading volumes on EUA secondary market. In power futures for Germany (Phelix-DE) at 159.1 TWh, trading volumes more than doubled compared to the previous year (December 2017: 72.9 TWh).
Eurex Repo, the leading provider for international financing in the secured money market business (repo and securities lending), saw an overall increase of 7 percent in average outstanding volume in the Repo market in comparison to December 2017.
Eurex monthly statistic December 2018
SOURCE: Eurex Group