EEX sees significant growth in power and emissions markets
In July 2016, the monthly volume on EEX’s power derivatives market amounted to 244.0 terawatt hours (TWh), increasing the volume traded in July 2015 (172.9 TWh) by 41 per cent.
EEX also recorded the highest volume in power options for Spain since the launch of this product at 0.9 TWh, while volumes in almost all other markets increased significantly compared to the previous year. The markets for Germany (173.4 TWh, +48 per cent) as well as France (22.4 TWh, +12 per cent) were the main drivers for this growth.
The July volumes comprised 114.9 TWh registered at EEX for clearing. Clearing and settlement of all transactions was executed by European Commodity Clearing (ECC).
On the EEX Market for emission allowances, a total volume of 78.5 million tonnes of CO2 was traded in July, representing a year-on-year increase of 21 per cent (July 2015: 64.9 million tonnes of CO2). Primary market auctions contributed 63.7 million tonnes of CO2 to the total volume. At 11.8 million tonnes of CO2, volumes on the EUA derivatives market more than doubled compared to the previous year (July 2015: 4.3 million tonnes of CO2).
In July, a total of 4,354 contracts were traded in agricultural products at EEX (July 2015: 8,117 contracts). This volume included 4,016 contracts (equal to 100,400 tonnes) from European processing potatoes and 338 contracts (equal to 1,690 tonnes) from dairy products.