Eurex achieves second strongest month with turnover of 196 million contracts

Frankfurt/Main - 2 July 2007

Trading volume up 28 percent in June
Record volumes in DAX options, BUND futures and options, BOBL and SCHATZ

Trading volume at the international derivatives exchange Eurex rose around 28 percent in June year on year to 196.3 million contracts, the second strongest month so far (record: 199 million contracts; March 2007). The first six months of this year saw a volume of 970.6 million contracts, an increase of 18 percent over the same period last year.

Contract turnover in the fixed income segment was up 34 percent to a new record of 90.1 million (previous record: 81.3 million contracts, March 2006). In addition, four individual products in this segment sew new record levels: The Euro BUND future was up 37 percent year on year to 39.8 million contracts (previous record: 34.9 million contracts, March 2006), options on Euro BUND futures up 42 percent to 5.4 million contracts (previous record: 5.1 million contracts, February 2005), Euro BOBL futures up 31 percent to 21.2 million contracts (previous record: 20.6 million contracts, March 2006) and Euro SCHATZ futures up 35 percent to 20.4 million contracts (previous record: 19.8 million contracts, March 2007).

Trading volume in equity based derivatives reached 106 million contracts. Equity index derivatives accounted for 75.6 million contracts, an increase of 25 percent year on year, and equity derivatives accounted for 30.6 million contracts, an increase of 19 percent. Volume in the Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50® future, the most active individual equity index derivatives product increased 20 percent to 35.7 million contracts. For DAX options Eurex recorded a new peak volume of 10.4 million contracts, representing an increase of 70 percent over June 2006 (previous record: 8.2 million contracts, March 2007).

Approximately € 16.97 billion (US$ 23.13 billion) (single counting) was traded in June on the electronic trading platform Eurex Bonds, which rounds out Eurex’s fixed-income product range. This represents a year-on-year increase of 32 percent (June 2006: €12.93 billion/US$ 17.62 billion).

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