Data released today by the Tokyo Financial Exchange indicated that forex trading volumes were up slightly during the month of June in Japan.
The TFX indicated that the total trading volume of its FX Daily Futures contracts (Click 365) was 2,404,152, up 8.3% versus May but still way down (48.9%) from last year June.
Average daily forex trading volume was 109,279 contracts, up 13% from May’s 96,546.
Mainstay Yen-Dollar trading, which makes up about one third of Click 365 volumes, had a 7.6% volume rise versus May. Also carrying the results were strong Yen-Pound and Yen-Canadian Dollar trading, much of it in the last week of the month, as those currencies soared over the last few days of June.
Trading volumes by instrument at TFX during June:
|Trading Volume||一Daily Average||Change on Previous Month||Year on Year Change|
|U.S. Dollar-Japanese Yen||770,034||35,002||7.6%||-43.9%|
|South African Rand-Japanese Yen||385,138||17,506||10.3%||-7.4%|
|Turkish Lira -Japanese Yen||282,833||12,856||-0.6%||-33.8%|
|British Pound-Japanese Yen||223,552||10,161||62.8%||-71.2%|
|Australian Dollar-Japanese Yen||164,137||7,461||-10.3%||-71.1%|
|New Zealand Dollar-Japanese Yen||73,336||3,333||1.4%||-59.2%|
|British Pound-U.S. Dollar||55,315||2,514||42.8%||-51.8%|
|Canadian Dollar-Japanese Yen||30,947||1,407||109.9%||-10.1%|
|Other Currency pairs||143,306||6,514||1.2%||-47.9%|