Jun. 19, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China saw the value of its futures transactions fall 3.64% YoY to RMB 54.54 trillion in the first five months of this year, according to figures from the China Securities Regulatory Commission
The trading volume dropped 10.04% YoY to 370.69 million lots in the five-month period.
In May, the volume of futures transactions in China was 107.61 million lots, up 14.7% YoY, and futures trading value hit RMB 13.34 trillion, up 10.9% YoY.
Currently, China has four futures exchanges, with agricultural commodities mainly traded on the Dalian
commodity exchanges, metals mainly traded on the Shanghai
Futures Exchange, and stock index futures contracts traded on the China Financial Futures Exchange.
From January to May, trading volume on the Shanghai
Futures Exchange dropped 0.74% YoY to 107.21 million lots, with transaction value rising 15.18% YoY to RMB 16.83 trillion. Zhengzhou
Commodity Exchange saw its trading volume plunge 54.11% YoY to 83.59 million lots and its transaction value fall 73.41% YoY to RMB 4.78 trillion in the first five months.
Commodity Exchange recorded a 41.09% rise in trading volume, which stood at 146.15 million lots in the period, and its transaction value grew 7.59% YoY, reaching RMB 6.98 trillion.
China Financial Futures Exchange's transaction volume soared 84.16% YoY to 33.75 million lots, and its trading value jumped 48.23% to RMB 25.94 trillion.