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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market July 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                   Release Date: August 22, 2016                 

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market July 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$595.1 billion in July 2016. The average daily turnover was US$29.8 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between 

banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

169.4

28.5

With domestic banks

140.5

23.6

With foreign banks

285.2

47.9

Total

425.7

71.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                           

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

255.4

42.9

USD/RMB

 96.5

16.2

NTD/other foreign currencies

 10.6

 1.8

USD/YEN

 69.2

11.6

Total

  266.0

 44.7

EUR/USD

 59.0

 9.9

 

AUD/USD

  26.5

   4.5

GBP/USD

  25.8

   4.3

other foreign currencies

  52.1

   8.8

Total

 329.1

  55.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                            

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

286.3

48.1

Spot transactions

237.6

40.0

Outright forwards

 37.2

 6.2

Options

 30.3

 5.1

Cross currency swaps

  2.2

 0.4

Margin trading

  1.5

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

175.0

29.4

Direct dealing

420.1

70.6

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In July 2016, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$3.4 billion and US$0.3 billion, respectively.