Results of survey on turnover in foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets
In April 2004 central banks and monetary authorities of 52 countries participated in survey on turnover in foreign exchange and over-the-counter derivatives markets. These institutions collected data from approximately 1200 entities - the most active institutions in the foreign exchange market (spot transactions, fx swaps and outright-forward markets) and in the OTC derivatives market (FRA, IRS, CIRS contracts as well as fx options and interest rate options markets). The purpose of the Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and OTC Derivatives Market Activity is to obtain comprehensive and internationally comparable statistical information on liquidity and structure of the respective markets.
Below we present the most important data concerning the foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets in Poland:
- The average daily turnover in the domestic foreign exchange market in April 2004 amounted to 6,354 million US dollars, of which 4,735 million US dollars constituted transactions involving zloty;
- The average daily turnover in the domestic OTC derivatives market in April 2004 amounted to 1,138 million US dollars, of which 989 million constituted transactions in zloty-denominated instruments.
The global results are available on the Bank for International Settlements website: www.bis.org