Eurex traded more than 93m contracts in October, up from
86.5m in the same period last year, bringing the exchange's
year-to-date volume to 874m, up 28% on 2002.
During the month, a total of 52.8m contracts were traded and
cleared in the exchange's fixed income products - the Euro Bund
future accounting for 21.8m contracts (up 6% on last year),
Euro Bobl future at 13.4m contracts (up 11% on last year) and
Euro Schatz future at 12.7m contracts (level with October
A 28.5% increase in equity index derivatives, to 22.8m
contracts, led to a total of 40.2m contracts traded in
equity-based derivatives in October. Individual equity options
accounted for 17.4m contracts. The exchange quoted new records
in Dutch and French equity options, the former notching up
816,000 contracts during the month - up 180% year-on-year and a
market share of 14% - the latter up 245% to 136,000
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