said April 5 thatthe average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood atabout €7.63 billion in March, down 16.3% from a year earlier.
Activityon exchange-traded funds saw an average daily transaction value of €617 millionin March, up 1.2% on a yearly basis. The company recorded 10 new listingsduring the month, enlarging the ETF offering to 757 listings. The company saidit recorded a new daily transaction value high for 2016 of about €15.43 billionMarch 18, as a result of the derivatives expiry and blue chip indexes quarterlyrebalancing.
Duringthe first quarter, the average daily transaction value on the Euronext cashorder book decreased 4.4% from a year ago, while the daily average number oftransactions increased 12.4% over the same period.
Theaverage daily volume on individual equity index derivatives was 253,399contracts during the first quarter, up 3.2% year over year, while the quarterlyADV on equity index derivatives decreased 3.2% to 245,824 contracts. In March,the ADV on individual equity index derivatives remained virtually flat fromMarch 2015 at 232,826 contracts, while the March ADV on equity indexderivatives saw a 7.5% year-over-year decline.
ADVfor commodities derivatives rose 38.4% on a yearly basis to 60,988 contracts inMarch. Quarterly ADV on commodities derivatives increased 27% from the firstquarter of 2015 to 63,398 contracts. ADV on Euronext derivativesincreased 2.3% year over year to 562,903 contracts in the first quarter, whilethe total open interest rose 4.9% to 13,900,164 contracts.
Euronextsaid current market conditions significantly slowed worldwide IPO activityduring the first quarter, which was the weakest first quarter since 2009.