In January trading in equities on the Spanish market through SIBE amounted to € 75.58, which represents a year on year increase at 24.5% and the highest monthly figure in the history of the stock exchange.
Daily trading volume in January was € 3.8 bn. During this month the number of transactions exceeded 1.3 million, up 14.5% on the previous month and 5.6% up on January 2004. Trading on the Latibex market, the market in euros for Latin American companies, exceeded € 36 million, which represents a 26% increase from the same month in 2004 and a new record high on this market.
The return on the IBEX 35 index in January was 1.58 % and that on the IBEX 35 with dividends was 2.09%. The return on the FTSE Latibex index in January was 3.52%.
Trading volumes in January 2005 on the warrants and certificates market came in at € 167 million, which represents a 16% increase over the same month in 2004 and 7.8% on the previous month. Futures and options trading traded through MEFF in January 2005 came in at 1.668 million contracts, 7% up on January 2004. It is worth mentioning the trading volume in Ibex 35 Futures, which was 400,796 contracts, and the 17% increase this represented in relation to January of 2004. In January 2005 trading volume in IBEX Futures hit a new record in the number of open positions at the end of the month, posting 73,876 contracts. Corporate Debt trading on AIAF in January reached € 72.52 bn, a 114.7 % increase compared to the same period last year and a new record high on this market.
New issues in January came in at € 32.06 bn, 34% up on the same month in 2004.
The outstanding balance at the end of January was € 315.62 bn, 54.4% up on the same period in 2004.