The overall trading volume on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) was nearly 33 percent up in March, as compared to February, namely 875 million lei (197.4 million euros); the figures do not include the public offerings, according to a BVB report.
The year-on-year evolution in March was also on an uptrend, with the trading volume 13.6pct higher.
Shares were still the most traded assets, BVB pointed out; they amounted at 784.4 million lei (168.9 million euros), up 22pct from 612.3 million lei (138.1 million euros) in February.
The average daily volume of shares traded was 34 million lei (7.7 million euros), i.e. 11pct above the February figures (30.6 million lei, equivalent to 6.9 million euros).
Nearly 75pct of the traded shares were issued by five companies: the Proprietatea Fund (26.77pct), Romgaz (20.35pct), Transilvania Bank (10.89pct), BRD-Groupe Societe Generale (9.67pct) and Transelectrica (6.4pct).
The overall trading volume of BVB over the first quarter of 2015 was 2.3 billion lei (516 million euros), slightly down year-on-year.
The stock market capitalization at end-March was 135.8 billion lei (30.8 billion euros); Romanian companies listed on BVB accounted for 80.2 billion lei (18.2 billion euros) of this total.