TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - August 2012

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

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Limited today announced August 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 Exchange.

Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange was down 7% in August 2012 compared to July 2012, and was down 42% compared to August 2011.

TSX Venture Exchange experienced a 23% increase in volume in August 2012 compared to July 2012, though was down 19% from the same month a year earlier.

Volume on TMX Select was up 8% over July 2012 and was down 13% compared to August 2011. Volume on Alpha fell 1% compared to July 2012 and declined 42% compared to August 2011.

Volume on MX was up 11% in August 2012 compared to July 2012, though was down 13% compared to August 2011. Open interest at the end of August 2012 increased 3% from the end of July 2012, and was up 16% from the end of August 2011.

Volume on NGX increased 10% in August 2012 from July 2012, though was down 13% compared to the same month a year earlier.

Toronto Stock Exchange

  August 2012 July 2012 August 2011
Volume 5,376,399,494 5,788,636,014 9,324,029,549
Value $79,633,814,676 $87,294,727,165 $147,377,940,939
Transactions 11,821,005 12,857,958 23,045,051
S&P/TSX Composite Index Close 11,949.26 11,664.71 12,768.70
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 244.4 million 275.6 million 423.8 million
Value $3,619.7 million $4,156.9 million $6,699.0 million
Transactions 537,318 612,284 1,047,502

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 56,362,192,979 70,773,295,505 -20.4
Value $817,603,729,116 $1,014,979,302,782 -19.4
Transactions 125,440,565 137,366,149 -8.7
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 333.5 million 423.8 million -21.3
Value $4,837.9 million $6,077.7 million -20.4
Transactions 742,252 822,552 -9.8

TSX Venture Exchange

  August 2012 July 2012 August 2011
Volume 3,118,391,814 2,525,961,124 3,843,672,177
Value $1,397,233,865 $1,216,850,064 $2,345,679,739
Transactions 588,238 539,554 941,978
S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close 1,240.74 1,183.08 1,810.87
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 141.7 million 120.3 million            174.7 million
Value                $63.5 million                 $57.9 million          $106.6 million
Transactions 26,738 25,693 42,817

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume 29,691,092,816 49,253,310,815 -39.7
Value         $16,954,240,750 $34,711,308,185 -51.3
Transactions 6,186,899 10,220,147 -39.5
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 175.7 million 294.9 million -40.4
Value $100.3 million $207.9 million                        -51.8
Transactions 36,609 61,198                        -40.2

TMX Select*

  August 2012 July 2012 August 2011
Volume 152,657,300 141,941,100 175,167,800
Value $1,642,153,882 $1,725,765,306 $1,777,043,864
Transactions 399,002 391,699 429,524
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 6.9 million 6.8 million 8.0 million
Value $74.6 million $82.2 million $80.8 million
Transactions 18,136 18,652 19,524

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change 
Volume 1,727,306,600 190,810,100 N/A
Value $20,568,637,633 $1,953,718,366 N/A
Transactions 4,597,512 454,832 N/A
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 10.2 million 5.2 million N/A
Value $121.7 million $52.8 million N/A
Transactions 27,204 12,293 N/A

Alpha Exchange

  August 2012 July 2012 August 2011
Volume 2,301,560,415          2,325,462,881 3,993,000,290
Value $24,814,069,137 $26,062,786,664 $38,190,165,358
Transactions 4,438,055          4,438,781 4,575,896
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 104.6              110.7 million 181.5 million
Value $1,127.9 million          $1,241.1 million $1,735.9 million
Transactions 201,730              211,371 207,995

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change 
Volume 22,382,691,761 36,006,331,025 -37.8
Value $237,450,751,864 $291,332,528,870 -18.5
Transactions 43,783,278 47,003,868 -6.9
       
Daily Averages      
Volume 132.4 million 215.6 million -38.6
Value $1,405.0 million $1,744.5 million -19.5
Transactions 259,073 281,460 -8.0

Montreal Exchange

  August 2012 July 2012 August 2011
Volume (Contracts) 5,362,872 4,826,233 6,179,988
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,919,913 4,797,033 4,253,143

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Volume (Contracts) 44,412,796 42,009,367 +5.7
Open Interest (Contracts) 4,919,913 4,253,143 +15.7

NGX

  August 2012 July 2012 August 2011
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 1,036,596 942,190 1,196,217

Year-to-date Statistics

  2012 2011 % Change
Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules) 9,802,869 9,986,533 -1.8

* Launched July 11, 2011; trading in all symbols enabled August 8, 2011.

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

All figures are as of August 31, 2012.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all August 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

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About TMX Group

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, Alpha Exchange, 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, 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:

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


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