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Taipei Foreign Exchange Market April 2018

Central Bank of the Republic of China ( Taiwan )

PRESS RELEASE                             Release Date: May 22, 2018         

Taipei Foreign Exchange Market April 2018

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$618.1 billion in April 2018. The average daily turnover was US$34.3 billion.

1. By trading counterparty:                        

                                                                                                                                         (USD billions)

Transactions between 

banks and customers

Interbank transactions

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

202.5

32.8

With domestic banks

150.6

24.3

With foreign banks

265.0

42.9

Total

415.6

67.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. By trading currency:                            

                                                                                                                                          (USD billions)

NTD/foreign currency

Third currency

 

Amount

%

 

Amount

%

NTD/USD

307.0

49.7

USD/RMB

 78.5

12.7

NTD/other foreign currencies

 11.9

 1.9

EUR/USD

 67.0

10.8

Total

  318.9

  51.6

USD/YEN

 39.8

 6.4

 

AUD/USD

  34.0

   5.5

GBP/USD

  22.7

   3.7

other foreign currencies

  57.2

   9.3

Total

 299.2

  48.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. By transaction type:                            

                                                                                        (USD billions)

 Items

Amount

%

Foreign exchange swaps

317.9

51.4

Spot transactions

228.5

37.0

Outright forwards

 44.5

 7.2

Options

 20.7

 3.4

Cross currency swaps

  5.8

 0.9

Margin trading

  0.7

 0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. By trading platform:                            

                                                                                        (USD billions)

Items

Amount

%

Through brokers

200.9

32.5

Direct dealing

417.2

67.5

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above-mentioned foreign exchange transactions, other derivative products were also offered by banks. In April 2018, the turnovers of interest rate swaps and interest rate options were US$5.9 billion and US$1.5 billion, respectively.