BIS data shows ‘surge’ in OTC derivatives market value

Bank for International Settlements, Basel
Photo: BIS

Data shows a rapid increase in the use of over-the-counter derivatives in the first half of 2022, the Bank for International Settlements has said.

Figures published on November 30 show a 47% increase in the gross market value of outstanding derivatives (summing positive and negative values) in the space of six months. The value rose from $12.4 trillion at the end of 2021 to $18.3 trillion by the end of June this year.

The BIS said there had been a surge in interest rate and commodities

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