The Financial Instrument Position Period Average Volume Analytical Result business object is the result of the calculation of a financial instrument position's average volume in a given reporting period. The volume is a measure of a financial instrument positions 'size'. Different measures of a volume are applied, for example, nominal, cost price, market value or average effective capital. The average volume is used for the calculation of indirect costs, such as funding costs, costs of risk and costs of capital. For intra-period analysis average volumes are required as period-to-date averages.