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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market December 2016

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                  Release Date: January 23, 2017        

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market December 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$569.4 billion in December 2016. The average daily turnover was US$25.9 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

184.2

32.3

With domestic banks

149.0

26.2

With foreign banks

236.2

41.5

Total

385.2

67.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                            

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

289.2

50.8

USD/RMB

 78.2

13.7

NTD/other foreign currencies

 12.2

 2.1

EUR/USD

 56.9

10.0

Total

  301.4

  52.9

USD/YEN

 50.1

 8.8

 

AUD/USD

  24.3

   4.3

GBP/USD

  13.1

   2.3

other foreign currencies

  45.4

   8.0

Total

 268.0

  47.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                            

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

284.9

50.0

Spot transactions

224.0

39.3

Outright forwards

 38.2

 6.7

Options

 16.9

 3.1

Cross currency swaps

  4.1

 0.7

Margin trading

  1.3

 0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                            

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

194.2

34.1

Direct dealing

375.2

65.9

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In December 2016, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$4.1 billion and US$0.2 billion, respectively.