13 July 2016
Reporter: Drew Nicol

Spanish trading heats up in June

Equity trading on BME Clearing's exchange has recorded a 25 percent drop off in volume between January and June this year compared to the same period in 2015.

BME Clearing's equity volume for the first half of the year hit €389.7 billion, down from €519.6 billion in H1 the year before.

However, a rebound may be on the horizon as the exchange saw a 36.2 percent uptick in its equity trading volume for June, compared to the month before.

The same trend can be seen in the exchange traded fund (ETF) volumes, with H1 volume falling by 41.7 percent from the same period in 2015, but Monthly volume for June soaring by 115.8 percent, compared to the May.

ETF volume in the first half of 2016 totalled €3.7 billion, with €653.9 million of that coming from June alone.

In the derivatives market, volume was up by 3.2 percent in June reaching 5.8 million contracts, compared the same month in 2015.

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