Research and analysis using BIS foreign exchange statistics

Publications featured on this page have been selected for their particular relevance to the BIS foreign exchange statistics. They include working papers and articles from BIS Quarterly Reviews.

Recent enhancements to the BIS statistics
Sep 2017 / BIS Quarterly Review

The BIS nominal exchange rate data set contains bilateral USD exchange rates for the currencies of approximately 190 economies at daily, monthly, quarterly and annual frequencies.

Selected publications

Sep 2017 Recent enhancements to the BIS statistics
Explains the range and sources of the BIS's long series on bilateral US dollar exchange rates
Dec 2016 Downsized FX markets: causes and implications
Identifies factors that contributed to a decline in spot trading in foreign exchange markets and a rise in FX derivatives trading
Dec 2010  A user's guide to the Triennial Central Bank Survey of foreign exchange market activity
Summarises what data are collected in the Triennial Survey and explains methodological issues that are important for interpreting these data
Mar 2006 The new BIS effective exchange rate indices
Outlines the methodology behind the BIS effective exchange rate indices
Nov 1993 Measuring international price and cost competitiveness
Looks at different measures of competitiveness indicators, with a focus on real effective exchange rates