CLS FX trading activity | May 2021

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21 June 2021

1.80 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
up 21% from USD1.489 trillion in May 2020

Keith Tippell
Global Head of Product

"In May 2021, we saw average daily traded volumes of USD1.80 trillion – an increase of 21% year-on-year. There were overall increases across all instruments with FX spot, FX forward and FX swap volumes up 11%, 18% and 25%, respectively, compared to the same month last year.

Most major currency pairs were also up, with significant increases for EURUSD, USDJPY and USDCAD of 11%, 20% and 29%, respectively, compared to May 2020."

Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
May 2020 April 2021 May 2021
Forward 0.075 0.091 0.088
Swap 1.026 1.271 1.279
Spot 0.388 0.416 0.431
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.489 1.778 1.798

* 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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