A new all-time high in share trading value was recorded at OMX Nordic Exchange in January. On 25 January share trading value was EUR 8.4 billion, eclipsing the previous record of EUR 8.0 billion set on 21 April 2006.
The strong start to the year resulted in a new record in number of trades for the month, with an average of 165,819 per business day (the previous record was 161,711 trades per day, set in May, 2006).
The two sectors with the strongest growth in January were Information technology and Materials. The trading value for these sectors increased by 104% and 59% respectively, compared to previous month.
Last year’s strong growth for Exchange Traded Funds, ETFs, and Unit trust products continues at an even greater rate. Trading volumes in January were 63% higher than the average for 2006. The daily average trading value in January was EUR 147 million, as compared to EUR 90 million in 2006.
The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 5.1 billion, as compared to EUR 4.2 billion during the past 12-month period. The average number of trades per business day amounted to 165,819, as compared to 128,594 during the past 12-month period. The average daily trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income derivative products amounted to 622,074 contracts, as compared to 552,598 contracts during the past 12-month period.