CLS FX trading activity | October 2020

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16 November 2020

1.707 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
Down 4.4 percent from USD1.785 trillion in September 2020.

Masami Johnstone
Head of Information Services

After the surge in volume in September, daily traded volumes in October were subdued at USD1.71 trillion (-4.4%). Both FX spot and FX swap volumes declined compared to the previous month by 8.9% and 3.8%, respectively. The spot volume decline was notable for EURUSD, where there was a 13% decline in volumes compared to September. Overall, Forward volumes increased by 7.4% compared to the previous month and by 23.5% compared to October 2019.

Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
October 2019 September 2020 October 2020
Forward 0.094 0.108 0.116
Swap 1.276 1.250 1.202
Spot 0.415 0.427 0.389
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.785 1.785 1.707

* 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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