The daily foreign exchange turnover by local and foreign banks in South Korea dropped 0.1 percent in 2016 from a year earlier, the central bank said Monday.
The daily FX turnover averaged US$48.38 billion in 2016, down from $48.43 billion in 2015, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK). The daily trading volume of foreign exchange spots reached $19.43 billion in 2016, down 2.7 percent from a year earlier.
By currency type, the daily dollar-won trading volume came to $14.52 billion in 2016 while the daily turnover for the yuan-won stood at $2 billion during the cited period.
South Korea and China launched a direct exchange market for their currencies in December 2014.
The daily foreign exchange derivatives turnover averaged $28.95 billion in 2016, up 1.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the BOK. (Yonhap)