MahiFX Infographic: The $5.3 Trillion Forex Market Explained

Oct 24, 2013, 14:51 ET from MahiFX

LONDON, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


By the numbers: MahiFX Infographic explains core data from BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey of foreign exchange market activity.

MahiFX has released an Infographic 'Global FX Volume Reaches $5.3 Trillion a Day' to powerfully illustrate and explain the preliminary data reported in the global Triennial Central Bank Survey on Foreign Exchange (Forex) market activity coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

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Eagerly awaited by Forex market participants, the triennial BIS survey charts the magnitude, structure and trends of the worldwide market that dwarfs the trading volumes of the major stock exchanges combined. Saving interested parties the time and effort required to wade through the raw survey data, the MahiFX Infographic distils the key findings, bringing the important data underpinning the Forex market to life.

The survey reports significant change in the Forex landscape in the past three years with preliminary data revealing a 33% growth in the global FX market, hitting $5.3 trillion in turnover each day (as of April 2013), up from circa $4.0 trillion per day reported in 2010. Retail aggregators account for approximately 3.5% of these volumes - representing an estimated retail FX industry share of at least $186 billion per day.  

The MahiFX Infographic depicts the survey's core data and findings on market participants, most influential trading capitals, and top ten traded currencies and volumes in a concise, highly visual and easy to digest set of charts, text and data.

The MahiFX Infographic is freely available here as an embeddable JPG in two sizes (700px and 1000px wide) for those interested in Forex to share on blogs and websites.

The full text of the preliminary BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey global results can be found on the BIS website. Detailed analyses of the results of the 2013 Triennial Survey is set to be published in the December 2013 issue of the BIS Quarterly Review.

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