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Press Releases

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                          Release Date: April 28, 2017                                           

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of March 31, 2017, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$200.992 billion, an increase of US$5.888 billion or 3.0% 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)

177.366

23.626

200.992

% of combined assets

88.2%

11.8%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of March, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$79.429 billion or 39.5% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$87.893 billion or 43.7% of total liabilities. The uses and sources of funds are summarized as follows:

                                                                                                                 (USD billions, % of total assets/liabilities)

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

79.429

48.712

41.646

21.813

9.392

39.5

24.2

20.7

10.9

4.7

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

87.893

71.388

25.801

13.846

2.064

43.7

35.5

12.8

7.0

1.0

Total

200.992

100.0

Total

200.992

100.0

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of March 31, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:
                                                                                              (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

53

62

America

30

27

Europe

10

4

Other regions

7

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of March 2017 was US$79.429 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

51.819

99.0%

Short-term

26.827

Local

All terms

0.783

1.0%

Total

79.429

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

37.166

9.913

12.854

59.933

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in March 2017 were US$39.034 billion and US$37.689 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in March 2017 was US$29.033 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

15.816

Futures

9.763

Swaps

2.942

Margin account trading

0.390

Credit derivatives

0.108

Forward contracts

0.014

Total

29.033

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on May 31, 2017.