North American exchanges were up 6% last year while European markets saw a 4% rise and Asia was flat on 2015
large peaks in volatility due to geopolitical circumstances,
extensive growth in the power markets, as well as a trading
slump in Asia.
Trading volumes went up 3% across global
exchanges, with the increase almost entirely focused in North
America and Europe. Trading in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region
was flat at 10.9 billion lots for the year.
In 2016, volumes grew 6% on North American
exchanges to a total of 7.3 billion contracts, while trading on
European exchanges increased by 4% to 3.2 billion lots, up from
3 billion in 2015. Trading on South American exchanges, a less
prominent region for derivatives, was up 12% to 1.5 billion
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