Share trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange's (WSE's) main equities market totalled PLN19.4bn (€4.65bn) in January, a fall of 11% y/y, the bourse announced on February 2. Other markets’ performance was less spectacular.
The fall comes after trading fell 22.8% y/y in December although, throughout last year, investor activity soared 28.9% to PLN261bn. The stock exchange's indices have been on the rise since late 2016, with the main WIG index gaining 23.2% last year. At the end of January, the WIG stood at 66,048.17 points, equivalent to a 19.6% increase in annual terms.
Trading on the alternative NewConnect market fell 45.6% y/y to PLN72.4mn in January, the fall’s rate picking up speed in comparison to a drop of 43.1% y/y seen in December.
In contrast, trading on the non-treasury bond market Catalyst jumped 43.2% y/y to PLN318.2mn after growing 42.7% y/y the previous month. The value of non-treasury bond issues listed on the Catalyst market grew 26.8% y/y to PLN74.5bn.
On the commodities exchange, gas transactions totalled 7.1 TWh, a fall of 45.7% y/y. Electricity trading expanded 44.5% y/y to 10.9 TWh.
The bourse’s overall capitalisation came in at just over PLN1.47tn in January, representing growth of 25.6% y/y.