Stock Market Trade Volumes Increase by 168% Since the Onset of the Corona Crisis


  • Trading Volume of DAX Shares up 168%
  • 189% higher sales of ETFs in March compared with the same month last year
  • Worldwide Google searches for stocks at record high after stock market crash
  • 87% increase in visitors to cryptocurrency information platforms

Around €170 billion worth of DAX shares were traded via Deutsche Börse AG in March. In contrast this figure was a mere €63.5 billion in December of last year. As shown in a new infographic from, trading volumes for ETFs have also increased substantially. The company’s turnover in March was 189% higher than in the same month last year

Meanwhile, a rising demand for shares is not only reflected in turnovers at stock exchanges. Google data also show that global search volumes have risen sharply, particularly in the wake of the stock market crash on February 19th. As the infographic illustrates, investors are increasingly looking for shares in companies currently struggling with the effects of the corona pandemic. According to the chart, securities for aviation and automotive companies are especially popular.

Demand for digital currencies is also growing. This is manifested not only in higher trading volumes on exchanges, but also in an increased flow of visitors to cryptocurrency information platforms. Total visits are up by as much as 87% since the outbreak of the corona crisis.

“Although extraordinary market conditions also carry considerable risk, large fortunes are often accumulated during a crisis,” says crypto-scene analyst Raphael Lulay. “Against this backdrop a sharp rise in trading volumes is not paricularly surprising.” 

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