CLS FX trading activity | October 2021

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21 November 2021

1.86 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
up 9% from October 2020

Keith Tippell
Global Head of Product

“In October 2021, we saw average daily traded volumes of USD1.86 trillion, an increase of 9% compared to October 2020. Over the same period, changes varied by instrument: FX spot and FX swap volumes were up 13% and 10%, respectively, while FX forward volumes decreased 13%."

Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
October 2020 September 2021 October 2021
Forward 0.117 0.114 0.102
Swap 1.203 1.283 1.319
Spot 0.392 0.436 0.445
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.712 1.833 1.866

* 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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