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Press Releases

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market February 2017

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                    Release Date: March 22, 2017           

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market February 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$544.8 billion in February 2017. The average daily turnover was US$30.3 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

181

33.2

With domestic banks

140.9

25.9

With foreign banks

222.9

40.9

Total

363.8

66.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                          

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

272.5

50.0

USD/RMB

 76.1

14.0

NTD/other foreign currencies

  9.5

 1.8

USD/YEN

 51.4

 9.4

Total

  282.0

  51.8

EUR/USD

 46.7

 8.6

 

AUD/USD

  26.2

   4.8

GBP/USD

  15.4

   2.8

other foreign currencies

  47.0

   8.6

Total

 262.8

  48.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                            

                                                                                       (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

267.9

49.2

Spot transactions

218.0

40.0

Outright forwards

 33.4

 6.1

Options

 20.7

 3.8

Cross currency swaps

  3.2

 0.6

Margin trading

  1.6

 0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

171.1

31.4

Direct dealing

373.7

68.6

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In February 2017, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$4.4 billion and US$0.9 billion, respectively.