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At $5.58 trillion per day in June, CLS volumes were up 15% over May.
CLS, which operates the largest multicurrency cash settlement system, announced that in June it cleared $5.58 billion per day of matched forex instructions — its best ever month and only the fifth time ever that volumes topped $5 trillion.
CLS’s figures indicate that global forex transactions have well surpassed the $4 trillion per day reported in the latest Bank for International Settlements report of September 2010. Assuming CLS settles roughly 80% of all global FX trades, that would put current global FX trading volumes at closer to $7 billion.