February, 15 2021 - FX Trading aggregator and bridge provider PrimeXM has reported FX volume figures for January 2021.

PrimeXM Daily Volume, January 2021

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In January 2021, PrimeXM registered a total of $883.46 billion in monthly trading volume across the 3 major Data Centre locations NY4, LD4 and TY3, representing a 1.94% MoM increase in trading activity.

The Average Daily Volume (ADV) in January was $44.16 billion, up more than 12% on the previous month (December 2020). The highest daily trading volume of the month was registered on 6th January with $58.35 billion in volume. The total number of trades in January was 28.22 million, up just over 12% compared to December (25.17 million trades).

PrimeXM Daily Volume Prior 12 Months, January 2021

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71% of the total monthly traded volume was recorded in the PrimeXM Data Centre located in LD4 (3% lower than December 2020)– $633.66 billion in notional value ($645.38 billion in December 2020). TY3 recorded monthly trading volumes of $128.23 billion and NY4 $121.37 billion (NY4 saw $118.04 billion in December 2020).

Monthly Overall Statistics January 2021

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Data Centre Statistics, January 2021

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XAUUSD has remained consistently the most popular instrument of traders for the past few month via PrimeXM's network. In January 2021. total trading volume in XAU reached $246.6 billion in notional value, an 8.8% increase on the $226.7 billion in December 2020. This represents 27.92% of the overall monthly trading volume on the network (26% in December 2020). PrimeXM is therefore showing an increasing concentration on XAUUSD trading. EURUSD remained the favourite FX pair traded, with $140.3 billion traded (down 6.8% compared to the $150.6 billion of EURUSD in December 2020). GBPUSD (Cable) remained the 2nd most actively traded FX pair via PrimeXM but volumes were down sharply, with January GBPUSD volumes of $124.58 billion. This is down 15% compared to December 2020 volumes of $146.6 billion.

US30 (DowJones) Index trading was up $55.2 billion, continuing as the 4th most actively traded instrument on the network. Volume in January was a jump of 24% compared to December at $44.3 billion. Other indices saw a significant rise in volumes also with GER30 increasing from $31.5 billion in December 2020 to $33.68 billion in January (increasing 6.66%), and US100 rising 12.2% from 20.2 billion in December 2020, to $22.6 billion in January 2021.

Top 15 Traded Instruments on PrimeXM January 2021

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Top 15 Traded Instruments, December 2020

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See PrimeXM's Monthly ADV history and its relative performance against other venues by clicking here:

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