Published On: Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010

SGX Commodities and Derivatives Activity Grows in July

Singapore Exchange (SGX) said August 3 that derivative and commodities trading grew in July.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
Securities Market
Securities daily average trading value picked up into the new financial year, up 16% in July from a month earlier. Exchange traded funds were active, with trading value up 86% from a year earlier. The total number of listed securities as at end – July was 767 from 755 a year ago.

Derivatives and Commodities Market
Futures and Options average daily trading volume rose 8% from a year earlier as options volume increased 71%. S&P CNX Nifty futures volume was up 35%.

The expanded suite of Nikkei products showed good growth. Volume of the recently launched Nikkei Dividend Point Index futures was 3,842 contracts while the newly enhanced Mini Nikkei futures volume tripled in July to 30,054 contracts from a month earlier. Nikkei 225 options volume doubled to 21,072 from a year earlier.

Total SICOM volume quintupled to 85,179 contracts from a year earlier.

AsiaClear continued to enjoy strength as volume more than tripled to 18,921 contracts. Iron ore swap volume tripled from a year earlier to 3,774 contracts.

SGX will continue to improve the statistics report in the months ahead to meet the needs of users. The consolidated overview of the securities, derivatives and commodities markets is now available at: http://www.sgx.com/wps/portal/marketplace/mpen/prices_indices_statistics/market_statistics

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