NSE Says Foreign Investors Outperformed Domestic Investors First Time in 2017


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 at the end of August 2017. 

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 August 2017

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Domestic vs. Foreign 2017 

Total transactions at the nation’s bourse increased by 104.41% from N194.15 billion recorded in July 2017 to N396.86billion (about $1.30 billion)4 in August 2017. Also, the aggregate value of transactions from January to August 2017 increased by 83.38% from N832.31 billion recorded in 2016 to N1.526 trillion in 2017. 

Foreign investors outperformed domestic investors for the first time this year. Total foreign transactions increased significantly by 244.36% from N60.50 billion recorded in July 2017 to N208.34 billion in August 2017. Total domestic transactions increased by 41.05% from N133.65 billion to N188.52 billion within the same period. Monthly foreign inflows outpaced outflows. 

Foreign inflows increased by 330.46% from N38.44 billion in July 2017 to N165.47 billion in August 2017. Foreign outflows also increased by 94.33% from N22.06 billion in July 2017 to N42.87 billion in August 2017.

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