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CLS FX trading activity - March 2017

11 April 2017

CLS FX trading activity1 - March 2017

In March 2017:

  • The average daily traded volume submitted to CLS was USD1.60 trillion up 6.7 percent from USD1.50 trillion in February 2017. 


March 2016February 2017March 2017
Average daily traded volume submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion) 
​   Forward​0.081​0.092​0.095
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion)1.461.501.60


 1 From January 2017, CLS altered the reporting methodology for the FX data it makes available on a monthly basis. The data provided is based on executed trade volumes submitted to CLS. It is adjusted to equate to the same reporting convention used by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the foreign exchange committees’ semi-annual FX volume surveys. These surveys only report one side of any trade, and only one of the four legs of FX swap trades, to avoid double counting the total amount of trades.





Data is available for subscription through Quandl in the form of three separate reports, showing activity by hour, day or month. The data reports contain executed trade volume in terms of both the number of trades and the total value in USD. The data is aggregated by trade instrument (spot, swap and outright forward) and currency pair and can be purchased by subscription by following this link: currency-data_traditional-currencies_volumes.