CLS FX trading activity | September 2021

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26 October 2021
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1.83 USD trillion
Total daily traded volume submitted to CLS
up 2% from USD1.791 trillion in September 2020


Keith Tippell
Global Head of Product

“In September 2021, we saw average daily traded volumes of USD1.83 trillion, an increase of 2% compared to September 2020. Overall volumes across all instruments increased year-on-year, with FX spot, FX forward and FX swap volumes up 1%, 4% and 2%, respectively. 

Compared to September 2020, FX spot volumes across some of the major currency pairs increased significantly: USD/JPY, USD/CAD and USD/CHF increased by 17%, 26% and 16%."

Average daily traded volume
submitted to CLS by product (USD trillion)*
September 2020 August 2021 September 2021
Forward 0.109 0.079 0.114
Swap 1.252 1.233 1.283
Spot 0.430 0.367 0.436
Total average daily traded volume submitted to CLS (USD trillion) 1.791 1.679 1.833

* 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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