Eurex Group is reported to have witnessed substantially lower volumes this August when compared with the same month in 2011. The international derivatives markets of Eurex Group recorded an average daily volume of 7.2 million contracts, compared with the over 13 millions in 2011. Out of those, 5.1 millions were traded at Eurex Exchange and 2.1 millions at the US-based International Securities Exchange (ISE).
When looking more in details, the figures show that the equity index derivatives segment amounted at 56.8 million contracts, with the Euro Stoxx 50 Index being the largest component with 21 million contracts. The equity derivatives segment reached 23.4 million contracts with equity options contributing for 15.1 million contracts, while single stock futures equalled to 8.3 million.
The interest rate derivatives segment totalled 36.2 million contracts, with the Euro-Bond-Future amounting at 13.9 million contracts, the Euro-Bobl-Future amounting at 8.0 million and the Euro-Schatz-Future 6.6 million contracts. The Eurex's segment dividend-based derivatives recorded 424,000 contracts while Volatility derivatives recorded 378,000 contracts, with a positive increase of 31% on year-to-year basis.
Looking at the money market side Eurex Repo (which operates the Swiss Franc Repo, the Euro Repo and the GC Pooling markets) reported an average outstanding volume of EUR228.1bn, with the secured money market GC Pooling registering an increase of 17% on year-to-year basis, reaching EUR155.9bn.
Finally, the Eurex Bonds (electronic trading platform) operating the Eurex's fixed income products range traded up to EUR7.55bn, slightly below July 2012 volume of EUR8.8bn.