Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity in April 2007 - Preliminary global results - Turnover

Updated 25 Sep 2007

In April this year, 54 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 - those for spot transactions, outright forwards and foreign exchange swaps - and in over-the-counter (OTC) currency and interest rate derivatives. This was the seventh global survey since April 1989 of foreign exchange market activity and the fifth survey since April 1995 additionally covering OTC derivatives market activity. Today participating central banks and monetary authorities are publishing their national survey results and the BIS is releasing preliminary global statistics from the survey. The two global headline figures from the April 2007 survey are the following:

More detailed results on developments in the foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets and comprehensive explanatory notes describing the coverage of and terms used to present the statistics are included in the separate statistical release of the data. Explanatory notes follow statistical tables.

The BIS plans to publish, in November 2007, the preliminary global results of the second part of the triennial survey covering open contracts outstanding in OTC derivatives markets at end-June 2007. A more detailed analysis of the results for the traditional foreign exchange markets will be published in the December 2007 BIS Quarterly Review. The final global results of both parts of the 2007 triennial survey are expected to be released in December 2007.


National results of central banks and monetary authorities that participated in the survey and that publish their results at the same time as the BIS are available at:

Australia http://www.rba.gov.au/MediaReleases/2007/index.html
Belgium http://www.nbb.be/doc/ts/Enterprise/Press/2007/cp20070925Nl.pdf
http://www.nbb.be/doc/ts/Enterprise/Press/2007/cp20070925Fr.pdf
http://www.nbb.be/doc/ts/Enterprise/Press/2007/cp20070925En.pdf
Bulgaria http://www.bnb.bg/bnb/home.nsf/vWebPagesByADOptionEN/933CDE97793C5C9AC225739C004C05CC
Canada http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/press/2007/pr07-25.pdf
http://www.banqueducanada.ca/fr/presse/2007/pr07-25f.pdf
Chile http://www.bcentral.cl/
Colombia http://www.banrep.gov.co/informes-economicos/ine_enc_bis.htm#1/
Czech Republic http://www.cnb.cz/en/financial_markets/foreign_exchange_market/triennial_survey/index.html
Denmark http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNUK/Statistics.nsf/side/Download_statistics_-_Publications
http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNDK/statistik.nsf/side/Hent_statistik_-_Publikationer
Finland http://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/julkaisut/tilastojulkaisut/index.htm
France http://www.banque-france.fr/fr/stat_conjoncture/balance/activfin/paiement5a.htm
Germany http://www.bundesbank.de/download/presse/pressenotizen/2007/20070925.triennial
Greece http://www.bankofgreece.gr/en/publications/publication.asp
http://www.bankofgreece.gr/publications/publication.asp
Hong Kong SAR http://www.info.gov.hk/hkma/eng/press/index.htm
Ireland http://www.centralbank.ie/frame_main.asp?pg=sta_late.asp&nv=sta_nav.asp
Israel http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/deptdata/mth/exchange.htm
Italy http://www.bancaditalia.it/media/comsta/2007/turn/en_cs250907.pdf
http://www.uic.it
Japan http://www.boj.or.jp/en/type/stat/boj_stat/deri/deri0704.htm
Lithuania http://www.lb.lt/news/default.asp?lang=e
Luxembourg http://www.bcl.lu/fr/media/communiques/index.html
Mexico http://www.banxico.org.mx/sistemafinanciero/estadisticas/mercadoCambios/Resultados2007.pdf
New Zealand http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2007/3112486.html
Norway http://www.norges-bank.no
Philippines http://www.bsp.gov.ph
Poland http://www.nbp.pl/homen.aspx?f=en/SystemFinansowy/obroty.html
http://www.nbp.pl/Home.aspx?f=SystemFinansowy/obroty.html
Portugal http://www.bportugal.pt
Russia http://www.cbr.ru/eng/statistics/credit_statistics/print.asp?file=turn_2007-04_e.htm
Saudi Arabia http://www.sama.gov.sa
http://www.sama.gov.sa/indexe.htm
Singapore http://www.mas.gov.sg/news_room/press_releases/2007/Foreign_Exchange_Survey_2007.html
Spain http://www.bde.es/prensa/notasinf/be/2007/20072s.htm
Switzerland http://www.snb.ch/en/iabout/stat/statpub/umdev/id/statpub_umdev_hist
Turkey http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/eng/
United Kingdom http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/statistics/bis-survey/previous.htm
United States http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/triennial/fx_survey.pdf
European Central Bank (euro area results) http://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/pr/date/2007/html/index.en.html