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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                                     Release Date: March 31, 2017   

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of February 28, 2017, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$195.104 billion, an increase of US$3.891 billion or 2.0% from the previous month. The breakdown of the information in terms of domestic and foreign banks is shown in the table below:

Item

Domestic Bank

Foreign Bank

Total

Number of OBUs

38

24

62

Total assets (USD billions)

171.380

23.724

195.104

% of combined assets

87.8%

12.2%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of February, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$78.496 billion or 40.2% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$85.466 billion or 43.8% of total liabilities. The uses and sources of funds are summarized as follows:

Uses of Funds

Sources of Funds

Item

Amount

%

Item

Amount

%

Discounts and Loans

Securities investments

Due from banks

Nostro account – head office & branches

Other assets

78.496

46.654

39.630

21.049

9.275

40.2

23.9

20.3

10.8

4.8

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

85.466

69.712

24.526

13.516

1.884

43.8

35.7

12.6

6.9

1.0

Total

195.104

100.0

Total

195.104

100.0

 

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of February 28, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

62

America

30

27

Europe

10

4

Other regions

6

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of February 2017 was US$78.496 billion, the composition of which is as follows:

Client
Location

Duration

Outstanding Value (USD billions)

% of
Total Discounts and Loans

Overseas

Medium and long-term

51.945

99.4%

Short-term

26.067

Local

All terms

0.484

0.6%

Total

78.496

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover of Foreign Exchange Trading     The data on the turnover of foreign exchange trading by all OBUs for the month of February is provided below:

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

33.959

7.240

9.368

50.567

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in February 2017 were US$45.099 billion and US$37.345 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in February 2017 was US$16.597 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

10.903

Futures

4.147

Swaps

1.184

Margin account trading

0.273

Credit derivatives

0.090

Total

16.597

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on April  28, 2017.