Trading volume on Moscow Exchange up 18.7% in 2020

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 12, 2021 at 6:35 PM

MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. The total volume of trading on the Moscow Exchange markets soared by 18.7% over the year in 2020 and climbed to 947.2 trillion rubles ($12.9 trillion), the Exchange reports on Tuesday.

All the key markets of the exchange have demonstrated positive annual dynamics: stock market (+97.3%), futures market (+57.7%), money market (+23.2%), bond market (+8.5%) and currency market (+6.7%), including currency spot market (+43.9%).

The turnover on the Moscow Exchange gained 36% year-on-year in December 2020 and amounted to 90.2 trillion rubles ($1.22 trillion), the Exchange reports. The trading volume on the stock market surged by 34.7% in December to 4.8 trillion rubles ($65.1 bln). Trading in stocks, depositary receipts and capital units rose more than twofold to 2.5 trillion rubles ($33.9 bln). The daily trading figure was 112.8 bln rubles ($1.53 bln).

Trading in corporate, regional and government bonds moved down by 3.2% to 2.3 trillion rubles ($31.2 bln). The traded volume on the futures and options market soared 95.7% to 8.9 trillion rubles ($166.8 bln) or 173.2 mln contracts.

Trading on the market of standardized derivative financial instruments skyrocketed by 28 times to 219.7 bln rubles (3 bln).

Trading on the forex market increased by 33.5% to 31.3 trillion rubles ($424.6 bln). Spot trading added 97.6% and climbed to 10.3 trillion rubles ($139.9 bln). Swaps and forwards amounted to 21 trillion rubles ($285.1 bln). The average daily trading amount on the forex market of the Moscow Exchange totaled 1.424 trillion rubles or $19.33 bln.

Trading on the money market surged by 29.4% to 40.3 trillion rubles ($546.8 bln).