TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics December 2011

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

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced December 2011 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX) and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), as well as TMX Select, TMX Group's alternative trading system.

Highlights

In 2011, MX achieved a new annual volume record with 61,981,406 contracts traded, a 43% increase over the previous record of 44,296,907 contracts traded in 2010. The new annual record in average daily volume traded was 247,926 contracts for 2011, which surpassed the average daily volume of 176,482 contracts traded in 2010. Open interest at December 31, 2011 increased 42% compared to the end of 2010.

In December 2011, volume on MX increased 12% compared to December 2010, though fell 16% from the month earlier. Open interest contracts at the end of December 2011 were down 6% compared to the end of November 2011.

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange in December 2011 fell 20% from December 2010, and was down 3% compared to the previous month. Transactions on the Exchange increased 5% compared to December 2010, and were down 6% compared to November 2011. In 2011, volume fell 1% compared to 2010, though transactions and value surpassed 2010 levels. In 2011, Toronto Stock Exchange achieved an annual record of 209,975,913 transactions.

Trading volume on TSX Venture Exchange was down 48% compared to December 2010, though increased 13% compared to November 2011.Transactions were up 1% compared to November 2011, but decreased 41% compared to the same month last year. Trading volume on TSX Venture Exchange was down 4% in 2011 compared to 2010. Transactions and value traded in 2011 exceeded 2010 levels.

Trading volume on NGX increased 5% compared to December 2010, though fell 8% compared to the month earlier. Overall volume in 2011 was down 7% compared to 2010.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  December 2011 November 2011 December 2010
Volume 7,731,587,973 7,948,923,606 9,688,458,799
Value   $107,709,367,918   $112,720,546,253   $126,874,204,520
Transactions 16,705,799 17,845,547 15,888,369
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 11,955.09 12,204.11 13,443.22
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 386.6 million 361.3 million 472.6 million
Value $5,385.5 million $5,123.7 million $6,189.0 million
Transactions 835,290 811,161 775,042

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010  % Change 
Volume 103,592,935,989 104,555,199,337 -0.9
Value  $1,480,191,911,695  $1,390,747,798,461 +6.4
Transactions 209,975,913 189,117,628 +11.0
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 414.4 million 417.4 million -0.7
Value $5,920.8 million $5,551.9 million +6.6
Transactions 839,904 754,961 +11.3

TSX Venture Exchange

  December 2011 November 2011 December 2010
Volume 4,248,929,678 3,774,288,682 8,149,052,148
Value 1,623,247,787 $1,868,302,250 $4,588,986,695
Transactions 731,012 727,346 1,243,502
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 1,484.66 1,548.45 2,287.85
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 212.4 million 171.6 million            397.5 million
Value                $81.2 million              $  84.9 million         $223.9 million
Transactions 36,551 33,061 60,659

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010 % Change
Volume 64,983,946,151 67,887,794,824 -4.3
Value         $42,529,604,062 $34,358,151,228 +23.8
Transactions 13,297,543 9,226,926 +44.1
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 259.9 million 271.0 million -4.1
Value $170.1 million        $137.2 million                       +23.9
Transactions 53,190 36,834                       +44.4

TMX Select**

   December 2011   November 2011   December 2010 
Volume 206,991,300 206,929,800 N/A
Value $2,338,976,401 $2,271,302,252 N/A
Transactions 537,526 466,882 N/A
      N/A
Daily Averages     N/A
Volume 10.3 million 9.4 million N/A
Value $116.9 million $103.2 million N/A
Transactions 26,876 21,222 N/A

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011   2010    % Change 
Volume 1,194,036,400 N/A N/A
Value  $11,444,608,977 N/A N/A
Transactions 2,639,701 N/A N/A
    N/A N/A
Daily Averages      
Volume 10.0 million N/A N/A
Value $95.4 million N/A N/A
Transactions 21,998 N/A N/A

Montreal Exchange

   December 2011   November 2011   December 2010 
Volume (Contracts) 4,490,808 5,361,598 4,004,837
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,543,045 4,819,196 3,591,754

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010  % Change 
Volume (Contracts)   61,981,406   44,296,907 +42.7
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,543,045 3,591,754 +41.6

NGX

   December 2011   November 2011   December 2010 
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules) 1,360,062 1,471,796 1,299,197

Year-to-date Statistics

  2011 2010  % Change 
Total Energy Volume* (Terajoules)   15,474,522   16,720,058 -7.4

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

** commenced July 11, 2011

All figures are as of December 31, 2011.  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.

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.

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About TMX Group (TSX-X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, 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 (Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London and Beijing. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com

SOURCE TSX Group Inc.

For further information:

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


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