EEX Press Release - EEX Group Monthly Volumes - April 2023

    EEX Group reports its April 2023 volumes with the following highlights:



    • The total volume on the global power markets of EEX Group increased by 29% to 661.9 TWh compared to the same month of the previous year.
    • Both the European Power Spot Markets, operated by EPEX SPOT (+11%), and the European EEX Power Derivatives Markets (+36%) recorded volume increases.
    • In this context, trading in German Power Futures rose by 45% compared to the same period of the previous year. An additional driver of these developments was trading in French Power Futures, which recorded an increase of 41%.
    • The Japanese Power Futures achieved a 394% growth as against April 2022, reaching its second highest result since the start of trading, while the US market also showed a positive development with an increase of 25% and a total of 305.6 TWh.


    Natural Gas

    • The global gas markets of EEX Group recorded a total volume of 519.4 TWh in April, which represents an increase of 7% compared to April 2022.
    • While volumes on the EEX Natural Gas Futures markets increased by 26% compared to the same month last year, a slight decline of 8 % was observed on the European Gas Spot Markets. Trading in the UK gas market area NBP bucked this trend, with volumes of 17.7 TWh, representing a 229% year-on-year increase and a new record volume.
    • There were also increases in Dutch (+15%), German (+13%) and French (+158%) Natural Gas Futures, some of which significantly exceeded their prior-year results.
    • Nodal's US Gas Futures markets recorded strong growth, up 148% compared to April 2022.


    Environmental products

    • Trading activity in environmental products was mixed: 54.9 million tonnes of CO2 traded in the European emissions markets represented a 35 % decline. In contrast, the US environmental markets, operated by Nodal, showed a new record with nearly 44,000 contracts traded, +179% compared to April 2022.



    • Trading on the EEX Freight Markets increased overall by 97% to 82,225 contracts compared with the same period last year, with both futures trading (+55%) and options trading (+458%) growing.


    Agricultural Products

    • In April, volume on European Dairy Futures markets fell to 2,503 contacts, below last month's record level.


    Please find the full report attached as well as for download on our website.



    EEX Group builds secure, successful and sustainable commodity markets worldwide – together with its customers. The group offers trading in power, natural gas, environmental products, freight and agriculturals as well as subsequent clearing and registry services, connecting a network of more than 800 trading participants. EEX Group consists of European Energy Exchange (EEX), EPEX SPOT, EEX Asia, Power Exchange Central Europe (PXE) and Nodal Exchange as well as the registry provider Grexel Systems and software companies KB Tech and Lacima. Clearing is provided by EEX Group’s clearing houses European Commodity Clearing (ECC) and Nodal Clear. EEX Group is part of Deutsche Börse Group. More information: 



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