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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market October 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                              Release Date: November 22, 2016    

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market October 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$553.1 billion in October 2016. The average daily turnover was US$27.7 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                       

                                                                                                                                               (USD billions)

Transactions between

banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

170.7

30.9

With domestic banks

137.7

24.9

With foreign banks

244.7

44.2

Total

382.4

69.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. By trading currency:                           

                                                                                                                                               (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

264.5

47.8

USD/RMB

 65.9

11.9

NTD/other foreign currencies

  9.6

 1.8

EUR/USD

 61.2

11.1

Total

  274.1

 49.6

USD/YEN

 55.5

10.0

 

GBP/USD

  24.3

   4.4

AUD/USD

  23.4

   4.2

other foreign currencies

  48.7

   8.8

Total

 279.0

  50.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. By transaction type:                          

                                                                                             (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

276.0

49.9

Spot transactions

204.6

37.0

Outright forwards

 41.8

 7.6

Options

 26.1

 4.7

Cross currency swaps

  3.5

 0.6

Margin trading

  1.1

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. By trading platform:                           

                                                                                             (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

170.4

30.8

Direct dealing

382.7

69.2

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In October 2016, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$3.4 billion and US$0.4 billion, respectively.