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TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - March 2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - March 2013

16:54 EDT Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha, Montreal Exchange, NGX

TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - TMX Group Limited today announced March 2013 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX), Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), TMX Select and Alpha.

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange in March 2013 increased 5% compared to February 2013, but was down 23% year-over-year.  Volume on TSX Venture Exchange was down 2% from February 2013 and was down 28% compared to March 2012.  TMX Select trading volume experienced an increase of 19% month-over-month, but was down 15% compared to the same month last year.  Alpha trading volume for March 2013 decreased 7% compared to February 2013 and was down 28% compared to March 2012.

Volume on MX decreased 14% month-over-month, and was down 19% compared to March 2012.  Open interest contracts at the end of March 2013 decreased 2% from the end of February 2013, and fell 11% compared to the end of March 2012.

Volume on NGX in March 2013 increased 8% from February 2013, but was down 19% from the same month a year earlier.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  March 2013 February 2013 March 2012
Volume 6,496,674,671 6,186,959,588 8,420,721,444
Value   $100,344,395,341   $92,275,081,248   $130,406,800,427
Transactions 13,230,442 12,157,376 18,715,418
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close  12,749.90 12,821.83 12,392.18
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 324.8 million 325.6 million 382.8 million
Value $5,017.2 million $4,856.6 million $5,927.6 million
Transactions 661,522 639,862 850.701

Year-to-date Statistics

  2013 2012  % Change 
Volume 19,639,066,681 24,665,067,945 -20.4
Value   $289,343,290,613   $356,966,472,356 -18.9
Transactions 38,801,912 53,331,031 -27.2
       
Daily Averages        
Volume 322.0 million 391.5 million -17.8
Value $4,743.3 million $5,666.1 million -16.3
Transactions 636,097 846,524 -24.9

TSX Venture Exchange

  March 2013 February 2013 March 2012
Volume 3,309,066,487 3,380,902,227 4,620,387,218
Value $1,310,809,958 $1,407,434,433    $2,957,527,083
Transactions 496,834 523,566 1,021,719
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close  1,099.00 1,133.36 1,566.39
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 165.5 million 177.9 million 210.0 million
Value                $65.5 million               $74.1 million $134.4 million
Transactions 24,842 27,556 46,442

Year-to-date Statistics

  2013 2012 % Change
Volume 10,401,109,464 14,412,013,903 -27.8
Value $4,288,736,762   $8,524,192,200 -49.7
Transactions 1,599,960 2,876,379 -44.4
       
Daily Averages        
Volume 170.5 million 228.8 million -25.5
Value            $70.3 million $135.3 million                        -48.0
Transactions 26,229 45,657                        -42.6

TMX Select

  March 2013 February 2013 March 2012
Volume 249,504,000 210,048,100 294,252,200
Value   $3,475,112,695   $3,153,340,677   $3,642,758,234
Transactions 725,756 654,532 660,697
       
Daily Averages        
Volume 12.5 million 11.1 million 13.4 million
Value $173.8 million $166.0 million $165.6 million
Transactions 36,288 34,449 30,032

Year-to-date Statistics

  2013 2012  % Change 
Volume 718,412,100 746,624,700 -3.8
Value   $9,810,717,070   $9,389,433,840 +4.5
Transactions 2,083,480 1,914,175 +8.8
       
Daily Averages        
Volume 11.8 million 11.9 million -0.6
Value $160.8 million $149.0 million +7.9
Transactions 34,155 30,384 +12.4

Alpha

  March 2013 February 2013 March 2012
Volume 2,312,966,546 2,475,162,178 3,201,512,817
Value   $23,201,019,274   $24,987,097,540   $37,106,482,310
Transactions 5,093,929 5,249,350 6,783,077
       
Daily Averages        
Volume 115.6 million 130.3 million 145.5 million
Value $1,160.1 million $1,315.1 million $1,686.7 million
Transactions 254,696 276,282 308,322

Year-to-date Statistics

  2013 2012  % Change 
Volume 7,747,941,760 9,672,153,349 -19.9
Value   $76,527,434,461   $98,726,046,472 -22.5
Transactions 16,400,991 18,162,959 -9.7
       
Daily Averages        
Volume 127.0 million 153.5 million -17.3
Value $1,254.5 million $1,567.1 million -19.9
Transactions 268,869 288,301 -6.7

Montreal Exchange

    March 2013     February 2013     March 2012  
Volume (Contracts) 4,959,043 5,770,108 6,136,555
Open Interest (Contracts)  4,381,158 4,477,877 4,943,588

Year-to-date Statistics

  2013 2012  % Change 
Volume (Contracts)   16,519,587   16,323,042 +1.2
Open Interest (Contracts)  4,381,158 4,943,588 -11.4

NGX*

    March 2013     February 2013     March 2012  
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules)  1,159,375 1,072,892 1,436,287

Year-to-date Statistics

  2013 2012  % Change 
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules)    3,312,873   4,009,577 -17.4

*NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.

All figures are as of March 31, 2013.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all February trades are finalized. The previous month's data has been updated to reflect known trade corrections.

TMX Group guarantees neither the completeness nor the accuracy of this information. The information contained in this media release is provided for informational purposes only and you agree not to rely upon the information contained in this media release for any trading, business, or financial purposes.  By using this media release, you expressly agree to the condition that TMX Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in this media release.

S&P is the trade-mark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and is used under license.

About TMX Group (TSX:X) 

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community.  TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney.  For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.  Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

SOURCE: TSX Group Inc.

For further information:

Catherine Kee
Manager, Corporate Communications
TMX Group
416-814-8834
catherine.kee@tmx.com

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