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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                     Release Date: May 31, 2018                                 

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of April 30, 2018, there were 60 OBUs with total assets of US$203.920 billion, a decrease of US$4.746 billion or 2.3% 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

37

23

60

Total assets (USD billions)

181.128

22.792

203.920

% of combined assets

88.8%

11.2%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of April, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and loans, which amounted to US$80.678 billion or 39.6% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$90.084 billion or 44.2% 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

80.678

55.054

29.887

28.445

9.856

39.6

27.0

14.7

13.9

4.8

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Due to banks

Other liabilities

Equity of head office

90.084

77.261

17.298

16.643

2.634

44.2

37.9

8.5

8.1

1.3

Total

203.920

100.0

Total

203.920

100.0

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

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

64

America

29

23

Europe

10

5

Other regions

7

8

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding discounts and loans made by all OBUs at the end of April 2018 was US$80.678 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

51.139

99.0%

Short-term

28.706

Local

All terms

0.833

1.0%

Total

80.678

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

26.224

9.159

13.777

49.160

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in April 2018 were US$36.146 billion and US$35.910 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in April 2018 was US$32.118 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                           (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Futures

15.537

Options

11.429

Swaps

4.809

Margin account trading

0.303

Credit derivatives

0.040

Total

32.118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on June 29, 2018.