SPB Exchange monthly report, July 2021

The value of foreign-securities transactions in main trading on SPB Exchange in July 2021 was USD 31.38 billion,1 down 16.38% from June (USD 37.53 billion) but up 111.81% from July 2020 (USD 14.81 billion).

The average daily trading volume involving foreign securities in July decreased by 16.38% from June to USD 1.43 billion. Investors made 29.94 million transactions in main trading sessions in July.

The number of active investor accounts in July increased by 1.5% to 874.44 thousand (861.77 thousand in June). The number of accounts with positions in securities was 1.29 million, up 6.6% from June.

As of July 31, 12.93 million client accounts were admitted to trading on SPB Exchange, an increase of 6.05% from a month earlier (12.2 million in June). The number of unique customers was 8.8 million, 6.04% more than in June.

July trades involved 1,568 equities and depositary receipts of foreign issuers as well as 22 Eurobonds. The value of transactions in main trading involving Eurobonds in July was USD 3.4 million.

The leading foreign securities by trading volume in main trading sessions were the equities and depositary receipts of the following issuers: Virgin Galactic (SPB: SPCE, 24.89%2 of the total trading volume by value in July), TAL Education (SPB: TAL, 5.37%), Moderna (SPB: MRNA, 4.89%), Tesla (SPB: TSLA, 4.10%), Alibaba (SPB: BABA, 3.88%), Amazon (SPB: AMZN, 2.50%), VipShop (SPB: VIPS, 2.34%), Apple (SPB: AAPL, 2.07%), Baidu (SPB: BIDU, 1.48%), MicroStrategy (SPB: MSTR, 1.17%).

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 July (average portfolio) were Alibaba (SPB: BABA, 5.41%), Tesla (SPB: TSLA, 4.10%), Virgin Galactic (SPB: SPCE, 3.86%), Apple (SPB: AAPL, 3.27%), Freedom Holding (SPB: FRHC, 2.67%), Amazon (SPB: AMZN, 2.05%), Boeing (SPB: BA, 1.97%), Baidu (SPB: BIDU, 1.76%), Vipshop (SPB: VIPS, 1.63%), Microsoft (SPB: MSFT, 1.43%).

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 July was 38.58%.

In July, 20.03% of the monthly trading volume took place between 10:00 and 16:30 Moscow time, while 4.01% 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 July 2021.
3 The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq-100 (NDX), S&P 500 (SPX) and DAX 30.