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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market November 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                Release Date: December 22, 2016             

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market November 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$647.9 billion in November 2016. The average daily turnover was US$29.5 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between 

banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

198.3

30.6

With domestic banks

156.9

24.2

With foreign banks

292.7

45.2

Total

449.6

69.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. By trading currency:                           

                                                                                                                                           (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

302.4

46.7

USD/RMB

 99.9

15.4

NTD/other foreign currencies

 11.6

 1.8

USD/YEN

 74.2

11.5

Total

  314.0

  48.5

EUR/USD

 61.8

 9.5

 

AUD/USD

  27.7

   4.3

GBP/USD

  18.2

   2.8

other foreign currencies

  52.1

   8.0

Total

 333.9

  51.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. By transaction type:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

307.6

47.5

Spot transactions

255.3

39.4

Outright forwards

 50.4

 7.8

Options

 28.5

 4.4

Cross currency swaps

  4.7

 0.7

Margin trading

  1.4

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. By trading platform:                           

                                                                                         (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

201.5

31.1

Direct dealing

446.4

68.9

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In November 2016, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$4.7 billion and US$1.6 billion, respectively.