Photo taken on Aug. 12, 2019 shows the launching ceremony of yuan-denominated natural rubber futures, the technically specified rubber (TSR) 20 futures, in Shanghai FuturesExchange in east China's Shanghai. (Shanghai FuturesExchange/Handout via Xinhua)
BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's futures market in August continued to see double-digit growth in both trading volume and turnover, said China Futures Association on Wednesday.
The futures trading volume last month came in at over 639 million lots, with a turnover of 52.22 trillion yuan (about 8.08 trillion U.S. dollars), rising 15.88 percent and 13.61 percent year on year, respectively.
On a monthly basis, the figures edged up 3.52 percent and 4.94 percent, respectively, according to the association.
In August, the Shanghai Futures Exchange was the top bourse in terms of turnover, which stood at 15.95 trillion yuan, accounting for 30.54 percent of the country's total.
In the first eight months, the market's trading volume totaled 4.97 billion lots, representing an increase of 36.58 percent year on year. The period witnessed a total turnover of 388.32 trillion yuan, surging 51.18 percent year on year.
(Edited by Li Shimeng with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)