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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                           Release Date: September 30, 2017                                   

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of August 31, 2017, there were 61 OBUs with total assets of US$197.145 billion, an increase of US$3.992 billion or 2.1% 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

23

61

Total assets (USD billions)

173.901

23.244

197.145

% of combined assets

88.2%

11.8%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of August, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and Loans, which amounted to US$81.066 billion or 41.1% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$91.811 billion or 46.6% 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

81.066

51.149

30.316

24.618

9.996

41.1

25.9

15.4

12.5

5.1

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Other liabilities

Due to banks

Equity of head office

91.811

74.258

14.187

14.080

2.809

46.6

37.7

7.2

7.1

1.4

Total

197.145

100.0

Total

197.145

100.0

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

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

53

65

America

31

23

Europe

10

4

Other regions

6

8

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding discounts and loans made by all OBUs at the end of August 2017 was US$81.066 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

52.144

98.4%

Short-term

27.639

Local

All terms

1.283

1.6%

Total

81.066

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

30.231

5.045

10.582

45.858

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in August 2017 were US$38.720 billion and US$37.288 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in August 2017 was US$28.810 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Futures

16.231

Options

11.509

Swaps

0.549

Margin account trading

0.469

Credit derivatives

0.052

Total

28.810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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