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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                                          Release Date: July 31, 2017                                   

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of June 30, 2017, there were 62 OBUs with total assets of US$202.042 billion, an increase of US$0.473 billion 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)

179.759

22.283

202.042

% of combined assets

89.0%

11.0%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of June, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$79.884 billion or 39.5% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$90.474 billion or 44.8% 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

79.884

49.905

38.977

23.735

9.541

39.5

24.7

19.2

11.7

4.9

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

90.474

73.941

20.542

14.582

2.503

44.8

36.6

10.2

7.2

1.2

Total

202.042

100.0

Total

202.042

100.0

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of June 30, Asia was the main destination and origin of funds. The following table provides a geographical breakdown:

                                                                                              (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

63

America

30

27

Europe

10

4

Other regions

6

6

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding Discounts and Loans made by all OBUs at the end of June 2017 was US$79.884 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

51.951

99.1%

Short-term

27.242

Local

All terms

0.691

0.9%

Total

79.884

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

36.576

6.375

11.965

54.916

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in June 2017 were US$41.105 billion and US$40.342 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in June 2017 was US$28.831 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                           (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Futures

14.605

Options

11.726

Swaps

2.038

Margin account trading

0.293

Credit derivatives

0.155

Forward contracts  

0.014

Total

28.831

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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