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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                                        Release Date: June 29, 2018                                             

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of May 31, 2018, there were 60 OBUs with total assets of US$203.156 billion, a decrease of US$0.764 billion or 0.4% 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)

180.860

22.296

203.156

% of combined assets

89.0%

11.0%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of May, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and loans, which amounted to US$82.142 billion or 40.4% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$91.062 billion or 44.8% 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

82.142

54.752

29.548

27.303

9.411

40.4

27.0

14.5

13.4

4.7

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Other liabilities

Due to banks

Equity of head office

91.062

76.226

16.989

16.139

2.740

44.8

37.5

8.5

7.9

1.3

Total

203.156

100.0

Total

203.156

100.0

 

Destination and Origin of Funds     As of May 31, 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 May 2018 was US$82.142 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

51.457

99.2%

Short-term

30.051

Local

All terms

0.634

0.8%

Total

82.142

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

32.097

13.299

15.374

60.770

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in May 2018 were US$44.530 billion and US$42.991 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in May 2018 was US$36.616 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Futures

17.641

Options

12.572

Swaps

6.168

Margin account trading

0.175

Credit derivatives

0.060

Total

36.616

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on July 31, 2018.