EEX Group Monthly Volumes – May 2023

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

    • The total volume on the global power markets of EEX Group increased by 21% to 648.9 TWh compared to May 2022 (537.9 TWh), with volume increases recorded on its Spot and Derivatives Markets.
    • Trading on European Power Spot Markets, operated by EPEX SPOT, increased by 15% in total. Day-ahead market volumes increased by 11%, totaling 43.1 TWh, while the Intraday markets increased by 27% to a volume of 13.8 TWh.
    • The European EEX Power Derivatives Markets recorded an increase of 33% which continues the growth trend of the past months. The volume growth was recorded in most of its market areas, which also included German Power Futures (+ 37%), French Power Futures (+ 42 %) and Italian Power Futures (+ 30%).
    • The Japanese power futures market continues to grow, achieving triple-digit growth again. Compared to the same month last year, the volume more than tripled to 1.4 TWh (May 2022: 0.4 TWh). From January to May 2023, a total of 7.6 TWh was traded on this market, exceeding the volume of the full year 2022 (6.7 TWh).
    • The US Power Derivatives market increased by 6% as against May 2022.

    Natural Gas

    • The total trading volume on the EEX Group natural gas markets amounted to 540.5 TWh, a decrease of 7% as against May 2022 (578.9 TWh).
    • The European Gas Spot markets went down by 9%. Volumes in the UK gas market area NBP continued to pick up speed, with +385% year-on-year. In short-term trading, both the Danish gas market (ETF) and the Spanish gas market (PVB) reached a new monthly record in May.
    • Natural Gas Derivatives markets increased by 7% year-on-year, mainly driven by a 5% increase in the largest market, the Dutch TTF (168.9 TWh) as well as a 145% increase in the French PEG market (41.9 TWh).


    • Trading on the EEX Dry Bulk Freight Markets increased overall by 60% to 110,491 contracts compared with the same period last year, with both Freight Options (+ 144%) and Freight Futures (+ 41%) reporting an increase year-on-year.

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