Triennial Central Bank Survey of foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets in 2016
Updated 11 December 2016
Trading in foreign exchange (FX) markets averaged $5.1 trillion per day in April 2016, according to the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey of FX and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. This is down from $5.4 trillion in April 2013. FX spot trading declined for the first time since 2001, even as activity in FX derivatives continued to increase. Trading in OTC interest rate derivatives averaged $2.7 trillion per day in April 2016, up from $2.3 trillion in April 2013.
|Market||Global summary||Detailed tables|
|Foreign exchange turnover
|D11.1 Foreign exchange turnover, April 2016|
|D11.2 Foreign exchange turnover, by country, 1995-2016|
|D11.3 Foreign exchange turnover, by currency, 1995-2016|
|OTC interest rate derivatives turnover
|D12.1 OTC interest rate derivatives turnover, April 2016|
|D12.2 OTC interest rate derivatives turnover, by country, 1995-2016|
|D12.3 OTC interest rate derivatives turnover, by currency, 1995-2016|
|OTC derivatives outstanding
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The results of the turnover part of the Triennial Survey are available in the BIS Statistics Explorer and BIS Statistics Warehouse. The full data set on turnover can be downloaded in a single CSV file.
National survey results are also available on the websites of the central banks and other authorities that participated in the survey.
The results of the 2016 Triennial Survey are summarised in commentaries about foreign exchange turnover and interest rate turnover. Detailed analyses will be published in the December 2016 issue of the BIS Quarterly Review.
The Triennial Survey complements more frequent regional surveys conducted by foreign exchange committees in Australia, Canada, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo as well as the semiannual survey of OTC derivatives markets coordinated by the BIS.
For queries regarding the Triennial Survey, please write to statistics$bis.org (where "$" denotes "@").