Triennial Central Bank Survey of foreign exchange and derivatives market activity in 2013

Updated 8 Dec 2013

The BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey is the most comprehensive source of information on the size and structure of global foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets. By increasing market transparency, the Survey aims to help policy makers and market participants to better monitor patterns of activity and exposures in the global financial system.

Market Activity Summary of global results Detailed tables
Foreign exchange Turnover in April 2013

PDF (24 pages, 153 kb)

XLS (146 kb)

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Interest rate derivatives Turnover in April 2013

PDF (18 pages, 119 kb)

XLS (121 kb)

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XLS (421 kb)

OTC derivatives Amounts outstanding as at end-June 2013 PDF (39 pages, 228 kb) PDF (23 pages, 141 kb)
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National survey results are available on the websites of the central banks and other authorities that participated in the survey. Detailed analyses of the results of the 2013 Triennial Survey were published in the December 2013 issue of the BIS Quarterly Review.

The Triennial Survey complements more frequent regional surveys conducted by foreign exchange committees in Australia, Canada, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo as well as the semiannual survey of OTC derivatives markets coordinated by the BIS.

Queries regarding the Triennial Central Bank Survey may be directed to statistics$ (where "$" denotes "@").