This paper highlights changes in the size and structure of global over-the-counter interest rate derivatives (IRD) markets from 2007 to 2019, using data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Triennial Central Bank Surveys.
IRD average daily turnover, which measures market activity, more than doubled in April 2019 compared with April 2016. This rate of growth was considerably higher relative to prior periods.
US dollar-denominated contracts remained the most actively traded IRD in April 2019, having surpassed euro-denominated instruments in trading volume in April 2016. On a geographic basis, the UK took back its status as the largest global center for IRD trading, surpassing the US.