Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - March 2019
Analysis of Transactions for the Month (March 2019)
On a monthly basis, The Nigerian Stock Exchange polls trading figures from market operators on their Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) flows.
As at 31 March 2019, total transactions at the nation’s bourse reduced by 41.46% from N188.08 billion (about $613.9 million) recorded in February 2019 to N110.10 billion (about $359.3 million) in March 2019.
The performance of the current month when compared to the performance in the same period (March 2018) of the prior year revealed that total transactions reduced by 59.59%.
In March 2019, the total value of transactions executed by foreign investors was 51% which outperformed those executed by domestic investors by 2.00% at 49%.
A further analysis of the total transactions executed between the current and prior month (February 2019) revealed that total foreign transactions reduced by 43.31% from N98.94 billion in February 2019 to N56.09 billion in March 2019.
Total foreign outflows also reduced by 45.10% from N55.01 billion to N30.20 billion whilst foreign inflows reduced by 41.07% from N43.93 billion to N25.89 billion between February and March 2019.
Foreign transactions which stood at N1.539t in 2014 declined to N1.219t in 2018. Over the twelve (12) year period, domestic transactions decreased by 66.68% from N3.556t in 2007 to N1.185t in 2018.
Total foreign transactions accounted for about 51% of the total transactions carried out in 2018, whilst domestic transactions accounted for about 49% of the total transactions in the same period.
The actual performance referenced 2019 shows that the total foreign transactions carried out year till date (YTD) is about N221.87 billion whilst the total domestic transactions YTD is about N198.39 billion.
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