10 August 2017

CLS FX trading activity1 – July 2017

In July 2017:

  • The average daily traded volume submitted to CLS was USD1.60 trillion down 2 percent from USD1.64 trillion in June 2017.


July 2016 June 2017 July 2017

Average daily traded volume submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)


Swap 0.915 1.081 1.042
Spot 0.446 0.455 0.453
Forward 0.069 0.108 0.101
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS(USD trillion) 1.43 1.64 1.60


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: https://www.quandl.com/browse?idx=database-browser_ currency-data_traditional-currencies_volumes  

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