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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market August 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                               Release Date: September 26, 2016            

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market August 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$621.6 billion in August 2016. The average daily turnover was US$27 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between 

banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

183.5

29.5

With domestic banks

142.4

22.9

With foreign banks

295.7

47.6

Total

438.1

70.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                          

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

275.1

44.3

USD/RMB

103.3

16.6

NTD/other foreign currencies

 11.5

 1.8

EUR/USD

 73.2

11.8

Total

  286.6

 46.1

USD/YEN

 54.6

 8.8

 

AUD/USD

  28.9

   4.7

GBP/USD

  21.0

   3.4

other foreign currencies

  54.0

   8.6

Total

 335.0

  53.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

308.1

49.5

Spot transactions

243.0

39.1

Outright forwards

 39.9

 6.4

Options

 27.7

 4.5

Cross currency swaps

  1.7

 0.3

Margin trading

  1.2

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

183.4

29.5

Direct dealing

438.2

70.5

 

 

 

 

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