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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market September 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                               Release Date: October 24, 2016         

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market September 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$573.5 billion in September 2016. The average daily turnover was US$30.2 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                      

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between 

banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

180.8

31.5

With domestic banks

132.9

23.2

With foreign banks

259.8

45.3

Total

392.7

68.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                           

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

267.9

46.7

USD/RMB

 86.4

15.1

NTD/other foreign currencies

 10.0

 1.8

USD/YEN

 59.0

10.3

Total

  277.9

 48.5

EUR/USD

 52.6

 9.2

 

AUD/USD

  27.0

   4.7

GBP/USD

  19.6

   3.4

other foreign currencies

  51.0

   8.8

Total

 295.6

  51.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

298.3

52.0

Spot transactions

206.9

36.1

Outright forwards

 35.0

 6.2

Options

 23.7

 4.1

Cross currency swaps

  8.3

 1.4

Margin trading

  1.3

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                          

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

177.2

30.9

Direct dealing

396.3

69.1

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In September 2016, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and commodity price swaps & options were US$1.8 billion and US$0.3 billion, respectively.