China derivatives market growth lags economic development

While GDP growth has been spectacular, derivatives growth is muted

Car plant in Chengdu
Production line: GDP growth ahead of derivatives market development

The rise of China's economy over the past two decades has been meteoric with its GDP multiplying from just $730 billion 20 years ago to more than $10 trillion today – but growth of its derivatives market has been lacklustre.

According to data from the Bank for International Settlements, China had just 0.7% of the share of global turnover for over-the-counter foreign exchange derivatives in 2013, despite having a GDP at the time of $9.24 trillion, making it the second largest economy in the world

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