EEX power derivatives markets increase by 35%

EEX trading results for April 2019

(PresseBox) ( Leipzig, )
In April 2019, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) increased volumes on its power derivatives markets by 35% to 331.9 TWh (April 2018: 246.6 TWh). In particular, volumes traded in the German Phelix-DE product (232.2 TWh, +82%) contributed to this growth.The markets for France (24.7 TWh, +25%), Italy (46.9 TWh, +21%), Spain (9.5 TWh, +32%) and Central-/South-Eastern Europe (8.9 TWh, +44%) achieved double-digit growth.

In April, EEX introduced order book trading for Greece and, in doing so, extends the existing Trade Registration offering for this market. In April, 78,000 MWh were traded in Greek Futures which is the highest monthly volume this year. 14,760 MWh of the total volume were traded via the exchange order book and 63,240 MWh were registered for clearing via the Trade Registration service.

Emission Allowances
On the EEX markets for emission allowances, trading volumes totaled 86.3 million tonnes of CO2 in April (April 2018: 232.9 million tonnes of CO2). Primary Market Auctions contributed 50.9 million tonnes of CO2 to the total volume. On the secondary market, trading volumes totaled 31.6 million tonnes of CO2 (April 2018: 142.7 million tonnes of CO2).

Agricultural Products
Throughout April, trading volumes in agricultural products amounted to 4,662 contracts (April 2018: 4,710 contracts). In processing potatoes, volumes increased by 11% to 3,484 contracts (equal to 87,100 tonnes). In the dairy segment, the volume reached 1,178 contracts (equal to 5,890 tonnes). At 572 contracts (equal to 2,860 tonnes), EEX achieved a new record volume in Whey Powder Futures (previous record: 409 contracts traded in December 2017).

Freight
Trading volumes in Freight increased by 10% with 4,305 lots traded in April (April 2018: 3,905 lots). In Freight Options, EEX registered a volume of 900 lots.

 
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