Central bank survey of foreign exchange and derivatives market activity in April 2001: preliminary global data

9 October 2001

Press release

In April this year, 48 central banks and monetary authorities participated in the Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity. They collected data on turnover in traditional foreign exchange markets - spot, outright forwards and foreign exchange swaps - and in over-the-counter (OTC) currency and interest rate derivatives. Today many participating central banks and monetary authorities are publishing their national survey results and the BIS is releasing preliminary global statistics from the survey. The BIS plans to publish the final global results on foreign exchange market turnover and the final statistics on OTC derivatives market turnover and amounts outstanding in early 2002.