These 3 ASX 200 shares are topping the volume charts this Monday

We take a look at the most active ASX 200 shares by volume…
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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is enjoying a solid start to the week’s trading session so far this Monday. At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is up 0.1% to 7,369 points.

So let’s dive deeper and check out the ASX 200 shares that are topping the trading volume charts so far today, according to

The 3 most active ASX 200 shares by volume today

Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT)

ASX 200 energy share Beach is our first company to check out today. Beach Energy has seen an impressive 11.86 million of its shares bought and sold so far this Monday. This elevated trading volume is likely the result of the strong buying pressure we have seen for this company so far today.

At the time of writing, Beach shares are up a healthy 2.21% to $1.48 a share. As my Fool colleague Kerry looked into this afternoon, this appears to be a response to rising crude oil prices, which are now trading at multi-year highs.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

Our second ASX 200 share today is no stranger to high trading volumes. Lithium producer Pilbara has seen a hefty 17.45 million of its shares find new owners so far this Monday. There are no major news or announcements out of Pilbara today as of yet, so we can probably put this high volume down to the outsized gains Pilbara is also savouring today.

This company is presently up 2.4% to $2.13 a share, outperforming the broader ASX 200 alongside Beach Energy. The Pilbara share price is now up more than 7% over just the past 5 trading days.

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

Our final and most traded ASX 200 share so far today is diversified miner South32. This old flame of BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) has seen a whopping 32.03 million of its shares swap hands thus far on Monday. And the song remains the same. This move can likely be put down to the large share price movement South32 has benefited from today.

The miner is currently up a pleasing 4.45% to $3.99 a share. My Fool colleague Brooke delved deeper into today’s performance for South32 this morning, but we have likely found the reason behind today’s elevated trading volume with this big move upwards.

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