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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market January 2017

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                 Release Date: February 22, 2017        

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market January 2017

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$559 billion in January 2017. The average daily turnover was US$31.1 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

176.2

31.5

With domestic banks

142.7

25.5

With foreign banks

240.1

43.0

Total

382.8

68.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                            

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

278.1

49.8

USD/RMB

 74.7

13.4

NTD/other foreign currencies

  9.1

 1.6

USD/YEN

 61.1

10.9

Total

  287.2

  51.4

EUR/USD

 48.0

 8.6

 

AUD/USD

  25.4

   4.5

GBP/USD

  17.7

   3.2

other foreign currencies

  44.9

   8.0

Total

 271.8

  48.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                            

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

281.9

50.4

Spot transactions

217.0

38.8

Outright forwards

 35.2

 6.3

Options

 21.4

 3.9

Cross currency swaps

  2.0

 0.3

Margin trading

  1.5

 0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

183.3

32.8

Direct dealing

375.7

67.2

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In January 2017, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$4.9 billion and US$1.2 billion, respectively.