TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - December 2012

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

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - TMX Group Limited today announced December and full year 2012 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.

Volume on Toronto Stock Exchange in December 2012 was down 3% compared to November 2012, and was down 18% compared to December 2011. Total trading volume in 2012 was down 20% compared to 2011.

Volume on TSX Venture Exchange fell 7% in December 2012 from November 2012 and was down 25% compared to December 2011. Total trading volume in 2012 was down 33% compared to 2011.

Volume on TMX Select increased 6% in December 2012 from November 2012, though was down 24% compared to December 2011.

Alpha experienced a decrease in volume of 16% in December 2012 compared to November 2012, and was down 18% from December 2011. In 2012, total trading volume was down 36% compared to 2011.

MX experienced a 3% decrease in volume in December 2012 compared to November 2012, though was up 6% from December 2011. Open interest at the end of December 2012 was down 11% from the end of November 2012 and was down 7% compared to the end of December 2011. Overall volume in 2012 was up 4% compared to 2011.

Volume on NGX was down 23% in December 2012 compared to November 2012, and was down 35% compared to the same month a year earlier. Overall volume in 2012 was down 8% compared to 2011.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  December 2012 November 2012 December 2011
Volume 6,325,715,031 6,529,387,892 7,731,587,973
Value 93,916,646,874 $89,433,985,918 $107,709,367,918
Transactions 12,358,023 13,187,902 16,705,799
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 12,433.53 12,239.36 11,955.09
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 341.9 million 296.8 million 386.6 million
Value $5,076.6 million $4,065.2 million $5,385.5 million
Transactions 668,001 599,450 835,290

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 82,450,990,881 103,592,935,989 -20.4
Value $1,192,508,887,957 $1,480,191,911,695 -19.4
Transactions 177,411,765 209,975,913 -15.5
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 329.1 million 414.4 million -20.6
Value $4,760.5 million $5,920.8 million -19.6
Transactions 708,231 839,904 -15.7

TSX Venture Exchange

  December 2012 November 2012 December 2011
Volume 3,191,611,667 3,442,464,588 4,248,929,678
Value $1,250,445,073 $1,680,422,973 $1,623,247,787
Transactions 491,864 623,819 731,012
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 1,221.30 1,220.90 1,484.66
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 172.5 million 156.5 million           212.4 million
Value               $67.6 million                $76.4 million           $81.2 million
Transactions 26,587 28,355 36,551

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 43,641,882,171 64,983,946,151 -32.8
Value         $23,607,210,619 $42,529,604,062 -44.5
Transactions 8,675,031 13,297,543 -34.8
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 174.2 million 259.9 million -33.0
Value $94.2 million $170.1 million                        -44.6
Transactions 34,631 53,190                        -34.9

TMX Select*

  December 2012 November 2012 December 2011
Volume 157,298,400 148,371,700 206,991,300
Value $1,660,486,390 $1,648,764,878 $2,338,976,401
Transactions 423,353 392,535 537,526
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 8.5 million 6.7 million 10.3 million
Value $89.8 million $74.9 million $116.9 million
Transactions 22,884 17,843 26,876

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change 
Volume 2,337,377,000 1,194,036,400 N/A
Value $27,054,656,931 $11,444,608,977 N/A
Transactions 6,234,103 2,639,701 N/A
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 9.3 million 10.0 million N/A
Value $108.0 million $95.4 million N/A
Transactions 24,887 21,998 N/A

Alpha

  December 2012 November 2012 December 2011
Volume 2,151,088,772 2,565,358,590 2,629,691,419
Value $20,867,092,267 $25,236,081,883 $24,897,286,960
Transactions 4,753,876 5,699,140 5,259,826
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 116.3 million 116.6 million 131.5 million
Value $1,128.0 million $1,147.1 million $1,244.9 million
Transactions 256,966 259,052 262,991

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change 
Volume 32,121,123,520 50,207,028,680 -36.0
Value $336,365,926,675 $414,603,105,524 -18.9
Transactions 64,348,567 72,203,298 -10.9
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 128.2 million 200.8 million -36.2
Value $1,342.8 million $1,658.4 million -19.0
Transactions 256,881 288,813 -11.1

Montreal Exchange

  December 2012 November 2012 December 2011
Volume (Contracts) 4,777,832 4,907,959 4,490,808
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,231,977 4,738,619 4,543,045

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 64,364,896 61,981,406 +3.8
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,231,977 4,543,045 - 6.8

NGX

  December 2012 November 2012 December 2011
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 887,946 1,159,624 1,360,062

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 14,255,855 15,474,522 -7.9

* Commenced July 11, 2011
**NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.

All figures are as of December 31, 2012.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all December trades are finalized. The previous month's data has been updated to reflect known trade corrections.

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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, Boston 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: TMX Group Inc.

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Aimee Paget
Communications Specialist
TMX Group
416-947-4685
aimee.paget@tmx.com