What does trading look like in the European power markets?

ICIS’ new European Power Trading Report (EPTR) shows that the volume of over-the-counter (OTC) trade in European electricity markets has grown in the last year, with 3% more power changing hands last year.

This free report showcases market developments and trends in trading over the last year for 14 established and emerging markets, an executive summary on the European power markets, and an outlook with what to expect in 2016.

Key findings include:

  • Trading patterns for electricity in the EU are changing, with more focus on contracts for short-term delivery with greater renewable generation.
  • Germany remains the largest electricity market in Europe, and volumes changing hands have begun to grow again. France has now overtaken the UK to become Europe’s second most liquid power market.
  • However, uncertainty over future energy policy is deterring trading and investment in some European markets.

Supporting your business     

The European Power Trading Report provides an independent view of European power markets, enabling you to:

  • Gain a better understanding of key European power markets
  • Understand market developments that could affect trading prospects
  • Access crucial market insights
  • Make decisions about trading positions and prospects
  • Create strategic plans in European markets
  • Identify major trading partners in the region
  • Accurately determine growth prospects for each market

Key features

This annual report covers 14 European power markets, giving you access to:

  • The ICIS Power Tradability Index
  • Full coverage of activity in established and emerging markets
  • Analysis of the state of OTC markets, counterparties, price drivers, supply and demand, trading forums and data transparency
  • An outlook for trading prospects over the next year

Download your complimentary European Power Trading Report »  

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The team of market experts and editors follow the energy markets closely and report on prices, developments and news as they happen.

Our reports are valued by the financial community, producers, buyers and suppliers in the energy industry. They rely on ICIS reports for independent pricing data that helps to strengthen their position in price negotiations, understand price movements and reasons behind them and to analyse the supply/demand dynamics of the global energy markets.

Countries included in the report

Key European markets


Czech Republic

Emerging European markets




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