Sizing Global Exchanges

Hot off the press is the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) comparison of 51 global exchanges in 2010. Here are the highlights of the top 5 global exchanges in various categories:

·       Largest domestic equity market capitalization in 2010: 1) NYSE Euronext US ($13.4B), 2) NASDAQ OMX US ($3.9B), 3) Tokyo Stock Exchange Group ($3.8B), 4) London Stock Exchange Group ($3.6B), 5) NYSE Euronext Europe ($2.9B)

·       Largest exchanges by value of share trading in the electronic order book in 2010: 1) NYSE Euronext US ($17.8T), 2) NASDAQ OMX US ($12.6T), 3) Shanghai Stock Exchange ($4.5T), 4) Toyko Stock Exchange ($3.8T), 5) Shenzhen Stock Exchange ($3.6T)

·       Largest exchanges by investment flows in 2010: 1) NYSE Euronext US ($208B), 2) Honk Kong Exchanges ($110B), 3) BM&FBOVESPA ($101B), 4) Shanghai Stock Exchange ($84B), 5) NYSE Euronext Europe ($79B)

·       Largest exchanges by value of ETFs traded in 2010: 1) NYSE Euronext US ($4.2T), 2) NASDAQ OMX US ($1.0T), 3) London Stock Exchange ($243B), 4) Deutsche Borse ($205B), 5) NYSE Euronext Europe ($155B)

·       Largest exchanges by number of single stock futures contracts traded in 2010: 1) NYSE Euronext Europe (291K), 2) National Stock Exchange of India (176K), 3) Eurex (151K), 4) Johannesburg Stock Exchange (79K), 5) Korea Exchange (45K)