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Foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets turnover survey

We carry out a survey on the turnover in the markets for foreign exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivatives every three years. It forms part of a global survey carried out by central banks throughout the world, coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

The first survey, conducted in 1986, covered turnover in the traditional foreign exchange markets – spot, outright forwards and foreign exchange swaps. In 1995, coverage was expanded to include the over-the-counter (OTC) currency and interest rate derivatives markets. The survey records the turnover of participants in these markets (banks and securities houses) during April in each reporting year.

The survey is aimed at gathering comprehensive and internationally consistent information on the size and structure of the global foreign exchange and OTC derivative markets. This increases market transparency, helping central banks, other authorities and participants to monitor patterns of activity in the global financial system. The main publications relating to the two most recent surveys are listed below (previous results can be found on the National Archives). The BIS website has links to results published by other central banks.

2016

News Release: BIS triennial survey of foreign exchange and over-the-counter interest rate derivatives markets in April 2016 - UK data

Summary of UK survey results
Tables 1 to 7 (released September 2016)
Tables 1 to 7 final (released December 2016) 
Breakdown of the 2016 BIS triennial survey for the UK 

Bank of England Publications

BIS Publications

Preliminary and final global results

2013

News Release: BIS Triennial survey of foreign exchange and over-the-counter interest rate derivatives markets in April 2013 - UK data

Summary of UK survey results
Tables 1 to 7
Breakdown of the 2013 BIS triennial survey for the UK

Bank of England Publications

BIS Publications

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