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Taipei Foreign Exchange Market June 2017

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                                      Release Date: July 24, 2017              

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market June 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$627.9 billion in June 2017. The average daily turnover was US$27.3 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                       

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

Transactions between banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

199.2

31.7

With domestic banks

150.0

23.9

With foreign banks

278.7

44.4

Total

428.7

68.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.By trading currency:                           

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

295.6

47.1

USD/RMB

 88.7

14.1

NTD/other foreign currencies

 11.9

 1.9

EUR/USD

 63.4

10.1

Total

  307.5

  49.0

USD/YEN

 50.4

 8.0

 

AUD/USD

  38.0

   6.1

GBP/USD

  18.8

   3.0

other foreign currencies

  61.1

   9.7

Total

 320.4

  51.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.By transaction type:                           

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

296.7

47.3

Spot transactions

264.0

42.1

Outright forwards

 38.5

 6.1

Options

 22.2

 3.5

Cross currency swaps

  5.7

 0.9

Margin trading

  0.8

 0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.By trading platform:                          

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

185.2

29.5

Direct dealing

442.7

70.5

   

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In June 2017, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$4.6 billion and US$0.5 billion, respectively.