Monthly Market Report - April 2012May 04 2012 - 16:45
4 May 2012
Monthly Market Report - april 2012
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world's financial community, offering international business unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets. In April a total of 31.1 million trades were carried out across the Group's electronic equity order books, an increase of 42 per cent on April 2011. They had a combined value of £154.3 billion (€187.7 billion), down 4 per cent on April 2011 (£161.1 billion).
UK Equities Order BookDuring the month, the average daily value traded on the UK order book was £4.5 billion (€5.5 billion), up 3 per cent year on year; the average daily number of trades increased 35 per cent to 788,162.
The LSE's share of trading in the total UK order book for April was 64.1 per cent.
Italian Equities Order bookOn the Italian order book, the average daily number of trades was 289,975, up 7 per cent on the same month last year, while the average daily value traded on the order book decreased 26 per cent year on year to €2.4 billion (£2.0 billion).
Turquoise Cash EquitiesThe average daily value traded on the Turquoise integrated book in April was €1.8 billion (£1.5 billion) up 38 per cent on the same month last year. The average daily number of trades was up 82 per cent at 539,495.
On the dark mid-point book, Turquoise traded an average daily value of €93 million (£76 million), down 6 per cent on March 2012. The average daily number of trades was 21,129, up 6 per cent on March 2012. Turquoise's share of pan-European trading for April was 5.2 per cent.
DerivativesOn the Group's derivatives platforms, the total number of contracts traded was 6.1 million, down 24 per cent compared with April 2011.
Exchange Traded ProductsTotal value traded in Exchange Traded Products across the Group's order books in April was down 19 per cent year on year to £7.5 billion (€9.2 billion). The total number of trades was down 6 per cent at 303,683.
Fixed incomeThe average daily value traded on the MTS Cash markets during the month was down 24 per cent year on year at €9.3 billion (£7.7 billion).
On the MTS Repo market, the average term adjusted daily value traded decreased by 12 per cent year on year to €228.8 billion (£188.1 billion).
The average daily value traded on the Group's retail bond markets was €1.0 billion (£857 million), up 47 per cent on the same month last year. The average daily number of trades was up 56 per cent at 21,691.
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This release uses only electronic trading data; trades that are reported to the either London Stock Exchange or Borsa Italiana under their rules but executed away from their electronic order books are not included.
Figures for the UK and Italian order books include cash equity trades in domestic and international equities, Exchange traded products and Securitised Derivatives.
There were 19 trading days on the London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana. In April 2011 there were 18 trading days on the London Stock Exchange and 19 on Borsa Italiana.
The April 2012 value traded figures use a € per £ exchange rate of 1.22. The exchange rate used for April 2011 was 1.13.