Transactions of EUR 1 bn registered in the first four months at the Bucharest Stock Exchange - increasing by 36 percent


  • Transactions with all types of financial instruments traded on BVB reached EUR 996 mn during the first four months of 2018
  • The average daily trading value increased by 32% during the first four months of 2018 compared with the same period of the previous year, exceeding EUR 11 mn
  • The BET index reached in April a benchmark of 9,000 points, the highest level for the last 10 years


Investors from the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) traded almost EUR 1 bn in the first four months, an increase by 36% compared with the same period of last year, using various types of financial instruments (shares, bonds, fund, structured products, etc.). The stock segment was the most popular among investors, who traded shares worth EUR 943 mn.

April 2018 brought a 73% increase m-o-m in the total trading value, amounting to EUR 195 mn.

The increase in investment activity was reflected by 32% increase in the average daily trading value, which exceeded the level of EUR 11 mn.

The average daily trading value increased by 78% in April 2018 compared with the same month of the last year and was close to EUR 10 mn.

The main stock market index, BET, which includes the 13 most traded companies excluding SIFs, recorded two consecutive sessions in April where reached 9,000 points. The first time when BET index closed a trading session above this level was on June 15th, 2007, while the maximum was recorded on July 24th, 2007, when the main market index in Bucharest reached the level of 10,813 points.

The BET index closed April at 8,713 points, which corresponds to an advance of 12.3% for the first four months, the highest rate of growth among the main indexes in the European Union stocks exchange. 

The stock market capitalization of Romanian companies exceeded EUR 21.5 bn at the end of April 2018, while the capitalization of all listed companies on the Main Market of BVB exceeded EUR 39 bn.