Poland’s Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) recorded Europe’s fourth-highest trading volume in index futures contracts, both for the month of June and across the first half of this year, according to figures compiled by the exchange and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges.
Some 949,384 index futures contracts were traded on the WSE in June, with slightly less than six million contracts traded in the first half of the year. This put the exchange fourth behind Eurex, NYSE Euronext Liffe and OMX, but ahead of exchanges in Spain, Norway and Italy.
Trading volumes for futures contracts based on Poland’s WIG20 index – comprising the 20 largest companies listed on the WSE – ranked eighth in Europe in the first half of the year, with just under six million contracts traded. Trading volumes in WIG20 options, meanwhile ranked twelfth in Europe in the first half, with 148,245 contracts traded.