BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Cumulative trading volume of China's futures market hit 1.849 billion lots, with trading turnover standing at 141 trillion yuan in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 69.86 percent and 83.08 percent year on year respectively, statistics from China Futures Association showed.
File photo shows the exterior view of Shanghai Stock Exchange at Pudong New Area in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua)
During the period, Shanghai Futures Exchange saw its trading volume and turnover grow by 59.27 percent and 129.95 percent year on year respectively. Trading volume and turnover in Shanghai International Energy Exchange increase by 226.28 percent and 166.29 percent respectively.
Besides, in the first quarter, trading volume and turnover in other exchanges including Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, Dalian Commodity Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange also achieved significant growth.
In terms of commodity, commodity futures such as PTA, steel rebar, and soybean meal ranked among top three by trading volume, with cumulative trading volume in the first quarter exceeding 100 million lots.
(Edited by Bao Nuomin with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)