Spanish Stock Exchange Trading In 2016 Decreased By 32% To €652.9Bn

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The Spanish equities market saw a turnover of €652.907 billion in 2016, a decline of 32.1% from a year earlier. The fall is in line with the general decrease in volumes registered in stock markets across the world. In December, trading volumes fell 27.5% to €48.987 billion euros from a year earlier.

The number of accumulated trades up to December stood at 54,4 million, down 12.1% from a year ago, while the number of trades in December was 4 million, down 11.8% year-on-year.

Trading volumes in Exchange Trading Funds (ETF) up to December stood at €6.045 billion, down 52.2% from a year earlier, while in December the volume traded was €390 million, down 58.2% year-on-year.

Accumulated trades in ETFs up to December reached €151.310 billion, down 12.6% year-on-year, while in December trades stood at 10.028, down 29.7% from a year ago.

The largest number of contracts in 2016, 6,4 million, was registered in December with the MEFF.

Issuances allowed in the Corporate Debt market in December rose 19.3% to €17.310 billion; and they rose 174.3% in the MARF for the year as a whole.