TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics May 2012

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

     Montreal Exchange Achieves Monthly Trading Volume Record

TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced May 2012 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.

MX achieved a monthly trading volume record for May 2012 with 6,720,566 contracts traded, which surpassed the previous record of 6,179,988 contracts traded that was set in August 2011. Volume increased 18% from April 2012 and was up 23% from the same month a year earlier. Open interest contracts at the end of May 2012 were up 1% from the end of April 2012 and increased 11% from the end of May 2011.

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange increased 12% in May 2012 from April 2012, though was down 10% compared to May 2011. Transactions were up 10% from April 2012, and increased 4% from the same month a year earlier.

Volume on TSX Venture Exchange fell 5% from April 2012 and was down 38% compared to May 2011. Transactions were down 7% from the previous month and decreased 38% from May 2011.

NGX experienced a 2% increase in volume in May 2012 compared to April 2012, and was up 26% compared to May 2011.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Volume 7,171,270,525 6,383,314,189 8,007,575,498
Value $100,990,834,596 $91,347,665,422 $119,152,117,377
Transactions 16,556,003 15,076,101 15,855,743
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 11,513.21 12,292.69 13,802.88
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 326.0 million 319.2 million 381.3 million
Value $4,590.5 million $4,567.4 million $5,673.9 million
Transactions 752,546 753,805 755,035

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 38,219,652,659 46,430,412,653 -17.7
Value $549,304,972,374 $653,050,160,824 -15.9
Transactions 84,963,135 84,024,594 +1.1
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 364.0 million 450.8 million -19.3
Value $5,231.5 million $6,340.3 million -17.5
Transactions 809,173 815,773 -0.8

TSX Venture Exchange

  May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Volume 3,346,100,690 3,530,273,205 5,418,920,829
Value $1,994,924,998 $2,264,739,299 $4,029,296,914
Transactions 766,628 828,575 1,244,163
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 1,289.73 1,424.04 2,094.47
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 152.1 million 176.5 million            258.0 million
Value               $90.7 million              $113.2 million                      $191.9 million
Transactions 34,847 41,429 59,246

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 21,288,387,798 37,521,840,025 -43.3
Value         $12,783,856,498 $26,808,363,971 -52.3
Transactions 4,471,582 7,378,418 -39.4
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 202.7 million 364.3 million -44.4
Value $121.8 million $260.3 million                        -53.2
Transactions 42,587 71,635                        -40.6

TMX Select*

  May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Volume 237,283,600 238,712,000 N/A
Value $2,616,874,105 $2,673,207,463 N/A
Transactions 681,948 646,351 N/A
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 10.8 million 11.9 million N/A
Value $118.9 million $133.7 million N/A
Transactions 30,998 32,318 N/A

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change 
Volume 1,222,620,300 N/A N/A
Value $14,679,515,408 N/A N/A
Transactions 3,242,474 N/A N/A
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 11.6 million N/A N/A
Value $139.8 million N/A N/A
Transactions 30,881 N/A N/A

Montreal Exchange

  May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Volume (Contracts) 6,720,566 5,695,654 5,454,646
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,720,134 4,664,493 4,256,207

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 28,762,328 24,658,509 +16.6
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,720,134 4,256,207 +10.9

NGX

  May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 1,463,041 1,436,287 1,156,705

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 6,674,637 6,382,898 +4.6

*commenced July 11, 2011

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

All figures are as of May 31, 2012.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all May 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 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 (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London. 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:

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


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