CLS FX trading activity | February 2021

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17 March 2021

1.94 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
up 0.9% compared to January 2021

Keith Tippell
Global Head of Product

"In February, we saw average daily traded volumes of USD1.94 trillion, up 0.9% compared to January 2021. There was also an increase in FX spot volumes of 3% and a minor decrease in FX swap volumes of 1%, while FX forward volumes increased noticeably by 20%. In particular, we saw significant increases for USD/JPY and USD/CHF of 14% and 15%, respectively, compared to January 2021.“

Compared to February 2020, FX spot volumes decreased by 5% while FX forward volumes and FX swap volumes rose significantly by 31% and 11%, respectively.

Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
February 2020 January 2021 February 2021
Forward 0.087  0.095 0.114
Swap 1.224 1.368 1.353
Spot 0.500 0.461 0.475
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.811 1.924 1.942

* 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.

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