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HKEx Group Publishes Market Statistics 2013

9 January 2014

HKEx Group published a set of market statistics for the full year of 2013 on its website today (Thursday).

Securities and derivatives market

HKEx finished in second place among global exchanges in terms of IPO funds raised in 2013, according to data from Dealogic. HKEx’s securities market has placed in the top five in terms of IPO funds raised for 12 consecutive years since 2002. The total equity funds raised in the securities market was $374.3 billion last year. Of this, $166.5 billion was raised through IPOs, representing an increase of 85 per cent when compared with a year earlier. The remaining $207.8 billion was raised through post-IPO fundraising.

The turnover of exchange traded funds and real estate investment trusts also reached record highs of $903.1 billion and $82.4 billion respectively last year. Furthermore, the total turnover of HKEx’s securitised derivatives (derivative warrants and callable bull/bear contracts) ranked first in the world once again for the seventh consecutive year.

The trading volume of H-shares Index Futures and Options, Mini H-shares Index Futures, Flexible H-shares Index Options and Stock Futures reached new record highs in 2013. In addition, various futures and options contracts, including H-shares Index Futures and Options, HSI Dividend Point Index Futures and RMB Currency Futures reached new record highs in terms of open interest.

Here are some additional highlights from the securities and derivatives market in 2013:

  1. As of 31 December 2013, there were 1,643 companies listed on HKEx’s securities market with a total market capitalisation (Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market) of $24 trillion.
  2. The average daily securities market turnover was $62.6 billion, an increase of 16 per cent when compared with a year earlier.
  3. The average daily turnover of futures and options in 2013 was 130,028,864 contracts, an increase of nine per cent when compared with a year earlier.  

 (All dollar units referred in the HKEx markets are in Hong Kong dollars)

Commodities market

The London Metal Exchange (LME) registered another record trading year in 2013, with 171.1 million lots transacted, up 7.1 per cent from 2012. This is equivalent to US$14.6 trillion and 4.0 billion tonnes of material.

New trading records were also registered in 2013 for copper, up 11.6 per cent, and aluminium, which was up 8.1 per cent compared to the previous year. The LME nickel contract saw the greatest surge in trading, with volumes up 23.1 per cent year-on-year and record turnover of 14 million lots. Zinc, cobalt and molybdenum also set new records, with volumes up 2.1 per cent, 4.0 per cent and 11.1 per cent respectively.

Average daily volume for the whole of 2013 was 676,283 lots, up 6.7 per cent from 2012. Market open interest in LME futures also peaked at 2.74 million lots, up from 2.70 million lots in 2012.

By the end of 2013, LME market share reached 84.2 per cent of global exchange-traded metals futures, up 1.3 percentage points from 2012. Zinc experienced the greatest increase, rising from 84 per cent to 89.4 per cent year-on-year.

For more details, please see the attachment or visit the HKEx and LME websites.

Contact details

For further information or to speak to an LME spokesperson, please contact:

Miriam Heywood
+44 (0)207 113 8538

Bianca Blake
+44 (0)207 113 8534

About the London Metal Exchange

The London Metal Exchange, a member of HKEX Group, is the world centre for industrial metals trading.

The majority of global non-ferrous metals business is conducted on our three trading platforms: LMEselect (electronic), the Ring (open outcry) and the 24-hour telephone market. The world’s metal community uses the LME to trade futures and options, and to hedge against adverse price movements. Prices that are discovered on our markets are used as the global reference prices.

Participants can trade aluminium, aluminium alloycopper, tin, nickel, zinc, lead, molybdenum, cobalt, steel billet, steel rebar and steel scrap, and four regional aluminium premiums contracts. In 2016, 156.5 million lots were traded on the LME, the equivalent of 3.5 billion tonnes and $10.3 trillion in notional value.

At the close of the year, approximately 3.6 million tonnes of material was held on LME warrant in more than 600 storage facilities across 34 locations internationally.