CLS FX vols Sep 14: Record vols up $1Trn/day (+21.2%) to $5,940bln/day

Confirming the increased vols seem from the major FX platforms, the FX industry settlement platform CLS, today reported Sept 2014 figures, which saw volumes shoot up by $1trn/day to a new record of $5,940bln/day.

Details from the platform and charts are as follows:

CLS value of instructions submitted: $5,940bln/day, up 21.2% on the $4,900bln/day in Aug 14, and some +17.6% up on Sept 2013 level of $5,050bln/day.

CLS number of instructions submitted: 1,419,102, was up 37% on the 1,035,978 in Aug 14, and some +31.6% up on Sept 2013 level of 1,078,430.

CLS FX Vols Oct 14

CLS Data: Value and number of transactions submitted to CLS in Sept 2014

Average Trade size: $4.186mln was down 11.5% on the $4.73mln in Aug 14 and some 10.6% lower than the $4.68mln in Sept 2013.

The lower average trade size reflecting the increased flows via e-trading channels, where higher volumes are generally accompanied by lower average trade sizes.

CLS Average Trade Size Oct 14

CLS Data: Average Trade size for Sept 2014

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