Here are the 3 most heavily traded ASX 200 shares on Friday

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is experiencing a rather strange end to the trading week this Friday.

At the time of writing, the ASX 200 is still in positive territory, up by 0.03% at almost 6,800 points. But the ASX 200 initially plummetted upon market open this morning before rising to almost 6,820 points and easing off.

But rather than trying to figure all of that out, let’s instead dig deeper into these market moves and take a look at the ASX 200 shares currently topping the share market’s trading volume charts, according to investing.com.

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares by volume this Friday

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

First up this Friday is a familiar face in Pilbara Minerals. This ASX 200 lithium producer has had a hefty 11 million of its shares trade on the ASX boards so far this Friday. There’s been no news out of Pilbara today.

Thus, this volume is the likely result of the movements of the Pilbara share price itself. This lithium stock has lost a significant 1.17% of its value so far today and is now down to $2.53 a share.

Aurizon Holdings Ltd (ASX: AZJ)

ASX 200 rail freight company Aurizon is next up. So far today, a sizeable 14.19 million Aurizon shares have changed hands. We haven’t heard anything out of this transport share either.

So again, we can probably blame some share price machinations here. And indeed, the Aurizon share price has had a moderate move today. The company has lost 1.15% of its value so far and is down to $3.86 a share.

Zip Co Ltd (ASX: ZIP)

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) share Zip is our third, final and most traded ASX 200 share this Friday. Thus far today, a whopping 35.8 million Zip shares have been bought and paid for on the ASX. We don’t have to look too far for this one.

As my Fool colleague Brooke covered this afternoon, Zip shares have rocketed today. The BNPL share is up an eye-popping 15.48% today at 89.5 cents a share, meaning the company has now gained more than 50% just this week. No wonder so many shares are trading.

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