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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                            Release Date: August 31, 2018                                     

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of July 31, 2018, there were 60 OBUs with total assets of US$205.206 billion, an increase of US$0.621 billion or 0.3% 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)

183.390

21.816

205.206

% of combined assets

89.4%

10.6%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of July, the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and loans, which amounted to US$82.948 billion or 40.4% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$90.775 billion or 44.2 % 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

82.948

55.488

31.713

25.937

9.120

40.4

27.0

15.5

12.6

4.5

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Other liabilities

Due to banks

Equity of head office

90.775

76.175

18.228

17.248

2.780

44.2

37.1

8.9

8.4

1.4

Total

205.206

100.0

Total

205.206

100.0

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

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

54

65

America

29

23

Europe

10

5

Other regions

7

7

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding discounts and loans made by all OBUs at the end of July 2018 was US$82.948 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

52.456

99.3%

Short-term

29.936

Local

All terms

0.556

0.7%

Total

82.948

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

37.420

15.885

11.280

64.585

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in July 2018 were US$42.573 billion and US$36.187 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in July 2018 was US$22.028 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

11.834

Futures

7.614

Swaps

2.293

Margin account trading

0.165

Credit derivatives

0.122

Total

22.028

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on September 28, 2018.