The repo market is pivotal to other financial markets, particularly those in bonds and derivatives. Despite its importance it is hard to obtain figures on the size of the European repo market and the ICMA survey is the only authoritative source of data for its size and composition.

For the most recent survey a sample of financial institutions in Europe were asked for the value of their repo contracts that were still outstanding at close of business on a single day in June 2020. Replies were received from 61 offices of 54 financial groups, representing the majority of significant players in the European repo market. All institutions who participate in the survey automatically receive, in confidence, a list of their rankings in the various categories of the survey.

The results of this, the thirty-ninth semi-annual survey of the repo market in Europe set the baseline figure for market size at EUR 7,885.4 billion.   

PDF version: ICMA European repo market survey number 39 conducted June 2020


Next survey

The next survey will report the value of repo contracts still outstanding at close of business on 9 December 2020.


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Previous survey reports are available here.

Asia-Pacific repo market survey

12 November 2020 ICMA has published jointly with ASIFMA the 2nd Asia-Pacific repo market survey, conducted June 2020.
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