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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market May 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                    Release Date: June 22, 2016

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market  May 2016

Taipei foreign exchange market covers all foreign exchange transactions made by authorized foreign exchange banks and offshore banking units. After eliminating double counting arising from interbank transactions, total net trading volume in the market amounted to US$597 billion in May 2016. The average daily turnover was US$28.4 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

170.6

28.6

With domestic banks

134.6

22.5

With foreign banks

291.8

48.9

Total

426.4

71.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. By trading currency:                           

                                                                                                                                           (USD billions)

          NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

251.5

42.1

USD/RMB

100.1

16.8

NTD/other foreign currencies

 10.3

 1.8

EUR/USD

 67.0

11.2

Total

  261.8

 43.9

USD/YEN

 54.0

 9.0

 

AUD/USD

  35.5

   6.0

GBP/USD

  20.6

   3.4

other foreign currencies

  58.0

   9.7

Total

 335.2

  56.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. By transaction type:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

284.3

47.6

Spot transactions

239.0

40.1

Outright forwards

 38.3

 6.4

Options

 29.5

 4.9

Cross currency swaps

  4.5

 0.8

Margin trading

  1.4

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. By trading platform:                           

                                                                                         (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

181.5

30.4

Direct dealing

415.5

69.6

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In May 2016, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$4.4 billion and US$0.3 billion, respectively.