NSE Says Total Transactions at the Nation’s Bourse Reduced by 8.37% in August 2018

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November 6, 2018/NSE

On a monthly basis, The Nigerian Stock Exchange polls trading figures from major custodians and market operators on their Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) flows. The table below shows an analysis of transactions on The Exchange as at the end of August 2018. 

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 August 2018 

All figures are in N’ Billions

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Analysis

Domestic vs. Foreign 2018

Total transactions at the nation’s bourse reduced by 8.37% from N146.07 billion recorded in July 2018 to N133.84 billion (about $437.8 million)4 in August 20185 . The cumulative transactions from January to August increased by 22.99% from N1.526 trillion recorded in 2017 to N1.877 trillion in 2018. 

Foreign investors outperformed Domestic investors by 6.06% in August 2018. Total foreign transactions increased by 96.21% from N36.17 billion in July to N70.97 billion in August 2018. Foreign outflows also increased by 109.97% from N16.34 billion to N34.31 billion whilst foreign inflows increased by 84.87% from N19.83 billion to N36.66 billion over the same period. 

There was a significant decrease of 42.79% in total domestic transactions from N109.9 billion in July 2018 to N62.87 billion in August 2018.

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