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Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

PRESS RELEASE                              Release Date: October 31, 2018                                 

Monthly Overview of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs)

Number of OBUs and Total Assets     As of September 30, 2018, there were 60 OBUs with total assets of US$203.972 billion, an increase of US$1.476 billion or 0.7% 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)

182.658

21.314

203.972

% of combined assets

89.6%

10.4%

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

Uses and Sources of Funds     At the end of September , the primary uses of funds of all OBUs were Discounts and loans, which amounted to US$82.994 billion or 40.7% of total assets. The main sources of funds were Vostro account– head office & branches, which amounted to US$85.493 billion or 41.9 % 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

82.994

57.958

27.693

22.727

12.600

40.7

28.4

13.6

11.1

6.2

Vostro account – head office & branches

Deposits

Other liabilities

Due to banks

Equity of head office

85.493

77.392

20.115

17.925

3.047

41.9

37.9

9.9

8.8

1.5

Total

203.972

100.0

Total

 203.972

100.0

 

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

                                                                                             (%)

Region

Destination

Origin

Asia

51

65

America

30

23

Europe

10

6

Other regions

9

6

Total

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and Loans     The total value of all outstanding discounts and loans made by all OBUs at the end of September 2018 was US$82.994 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

52.497

99.2%

Short-term

29.854

Local

All terms

0.643

0.8%

Total

82.994

100.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                                                                                                 (USD billions)

Spot

Forwards

Swaps

Total

27.811

13.874

11.148

52.833

 

 

 

Volume of Export and Import Related Business     The volume of export and import related banking business of all OBUs in September 2018 were US$50.490 billion and US$48.693 billion, respectively.

Turnover of Derivative Products Trading     The turnover of derivative products trading by all OBUs in September 2018 was US$22.335 billion as shown in the table below by product category:

                                                                            (USD billions)

Product Category

Turnover

Options

11.265

Futures

8.046

Swaps

2.873

Margin account trading

0.110

Credit derivatives

0.031

Forward contracts

0.010

Total

22.335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: The next release will be made at 16:20 p.m. on November 30, 2018.