SPB Exchange monthly report, August 2021

The value of foreign-securities transactions in main trading on SPB Exchange in August 2021 was USD 28.69 billion,1 down 8.56% from July (USD 31.38 billion) but up 88.84% from August 2020 (USD 15.195 billion).

The average daily trading volume involving foreign securities in August decreased by 8.56% from July to USD 1.3 billion. Investors made 27.23 million transactions in main trading sessions in August.

The number of active investor accounts in August decreased by 2.26% to 854.65 thousand (874.44 thousand in July). The number of accounts with positions in securities was 1.36 million, up 4.85% from July.

As of August 31, 13.78 million client accounts were admitted to trading on SPB Exchange, an increase of 6.57% from a month earlier (12.93 million in July). The number of unique customers was 9.39 million, 6.65% more than in July.

August trades involved 1,574 equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers as well as 21 Eurobonds. The value of transactions in main trading involving Eurobonds in August was USD 3.01 million.

The leading foreign securities by trading volume in main trading sessions were the equities and depositary receipts of the following issuers: Moderna (SPB: MRNA, 10.75%2 of the total trading volume by value in August), Virgin Galactic (SPB: SPCE, 7.89%), Tesla (SPB: TSLA, 4.46%), VipShop (SPB: VIPS, 3.85%), Alibaba (SPB: BABA, 3.83%), Apple (SPB: AAPL, 1.96%), Robinhood (SPB: HOOD 1.85%), MicroStrategy (SPB: MSTR, 1.80%), Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (SPB: AMD 1.79%) and Amazon (SPB: AMZN, 1.62%).

The top 10 equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers in investor portfolios in monetary terms as a percentage of the total volume at the end of August (average portfolio) were Alibaba (SPB: BABA, 5.35%), Tesla (SPB: TSLA, 3.46%), Apple (SPB: AAPL, 3.35%), Virgin Galactic (SPB: SPCE, 3.65%), Amazon (SPB: AMZN, 2.98%), Freedom Holding (SPB: FRHC, 2.74%), Baidu (SPB: BIDU, 1.82%), Boeing (SPB: BA, 1.72%), Vipshop (SPB: VIPS, 1.55%) and Microsoft (SPB: MSFT, 1.47%).

The share of trading volume in securities from the list of indices3 approved by the Bank of Russia in the total trading volume (in main trading sessions) in August was 46.85%.

In August, 18.64% of the monthly trading volume took place between 10:00 and 16:30 Moscow time, while 2.05% of monthly trading took place between 7:00 and 10:00 Moscow time (100 equities and depositary receipts were available for investors during this trading period).

About PJSC «SPB Exchange»


SPB Exchange is the leading exchange for international securities in the Russian financial market. SPB Exchange operates according to a B2B2C model, simultaneously focussing on retail investors and financial intermediaries as direct customers. SPB Exchange provides investment opportunities for Russian and international investors by offering a wide range of investment products, following best-execution principles and using smart order routing. Opening at 7 a.m. Moscow time, SPB Exchange’s proprietary technology platform provides 19-hour access to an expansive pool of investment products of international financial markets, tight spreads, and unique liquidity.

SPB Exchange’s trading hours cover trading sessions on international exchanges, including regular as well as pre-market and a significant part of post-market trading in the United States and Europe.

SPB Exchange Group includes the subsidiary operating companies MFB Clearing Center (JSC), which provides clearing services, and PJSC Best Efforts Bank, which acts as a settlement depository.


1 The value of transactions (in main trading) involving foreign securities, which includes equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers with listings in the United States and Germany and on the LSE, is provided.
2 Percentages of equities and depositary receipts in the total trading volume (in main trading) on SPB Exchange for foreign securities in August 2021.
3 The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq-100 (NDX), S&P 500 (SPX) and DAX 30.