June 14, 2021 - FX Trading aggregator and bridge provider PrimeXM has reported FX volume figures for May 2021, recording a total of $941.64 billion in monthly trading volume across all 3 major Data Centre locations, representing a 4.19% on the previous month of April and a 6.45% YoY increase in trading activity (May 2020 $884.61 billion).

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PrimeXM May Daily Volume
The Average Daily Volume (ADV) in May was $44.84 billion, an increase of 9.9% MoM increase compared to April 2021. The highest daily trading volume of the month was recorded on 19th May with $59.53 billion in volume. The total number of trades in May was 27.57 million.

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PrimeXM year-To-Date Volume 2021

Over 76% of the total monthly traded volume was recorded in the PrimeXM LD4 Data Centre - with $719.19 billion in notional value traded. The Data Centre in NY4 remained in 2nd place consecutively for the third month with $140.41 billion in volume, which saw a significant 10.67% MoM growth.

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PrimeXM Data Centre Statistics, May 2021

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PrimeXM Overall Statistics, May 2021

XAUUSD has remained consistently the most popular instrument for traders for the past few months. Total trading volume reached $290 billion in May, a 12% MoM increase on April. Major FX pairs EURUSD and GBPUSD kept the 2nd and 3rd places consecutively, with a combined trading volume of $232 billion.

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