Stockholm, January 2 2012 – NASDAQ OMX today publishes the annual trade statistics for its Nordic and Baltic markets. Below follows a summary of the highlights for 2011:
- The share trading on NASDAQ OMX Nordic increased by 4.8 % to a daily average of 2.6bn EUR, compared to 2.5bn EUR in 2010.
- Derivatives trading increased by 2.7 % to a daily average of 560,912 contracts, compared with 546,246 contracts in 2010.
- ETF trading1 (Exchange Traded Funds) increased by 25.5 % to a daily average of 81m EUR compared to 64m EUR in 2010.
- The average number of trades per business day increased by 29.8 % to 348,405 as compared to 370,503 in 2010.
- 2011 index development: OMXN -19 % (2010 +34 %), OMXN40 -19% (2010 +33 %).
- 34 companies listed at NASDAQ OMX Nordic markets during 2011 (15 at NASDAQ OMX main markets and 19 at First North) compared to 25 in 2010.
- Nokia was the most traded company on NASDAQ OMX Nordic exchanges in 2011, followed by Volvo.
- SEB was the most active member on NASDAQ OMX Nordic in 2011, followed by SHB.
- NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s share of order-book trading in our listed stocks decreased to 71.9 % compared to 75.4 % in 2010.
- NASDAQ OMX Nordic’s share of order-book trading in Norwegian listed shares2 increased to 5.3 % in 2011 compared to 3.5 % in 2010.
1) ETF trading figure encompasses NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
2) Currently NASDAQ OMX offers trading in 21 of the 25 OBX shares.
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