CLS FX trading activity | July 2021

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19 August 2021

1.74 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
up 5% from USD1.662 trillion in July 2020

Keith Tippell
Global Head of Product

“In July 2021, we saw average daily traded volumes of USD 1.74 trillion, an increase of 5% compared to July 2020. Overall volumes across all instruments increased year-on-year, with FX spot, FX forward and FX swap volumes up 8%, 4% and 4%, respectively. Volumes across some of the major currency pairs increased significantly – with USD/CAD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD and USD/CHF up by 16%, 24%, 15% and 12%, respectively – but EUR/USD decreased by 11% compared to the previous year.”

Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
July 2020 June 2021 July 2021
Forward 0.081 0.102 0.084
Swap 1.192 1.379 1.241
Spot 0.389 0.428 0.420
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.662 1.909 1.745

* 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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