CLS FX trading activity | April 2018

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16 May 2018

1.777 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
Down 4.2 percent from USD1.855 trillion in March 2018


Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
April 2017 March 2018 April 2018
Forward 0.988 1.272 1.238
Swap 0.435 0.480 0.433
Spot 0.093 0.103 0.106
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.516 1.855 1.777

* 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.

* Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout the document may not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the exact figures.

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.

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