NSE Says Foreign Outperform Local Investors by 21.25% in May 2018


July 5, 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 May 2018.

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 May 2018 1 All figures are in N’ Billions


Analysis Domestic vs. Foreign 2018 Total transactions at the nation’s bourse increased by 49.96% from N212.23 billion recorded in April 2018 to N318.27 billion (about $1.04 billion)4 in May 2018. The cumulative transactions from January to May increased by 97.13% from N714.99 billion recorded in 2017 to N1.409.47 trillion in 2018. Foreign investors outperformed domestic investors by 21.25% in May 2018.

Total domestic transactions increased by 39.71% from N89.70 billion in April to N125.32 billion in May 2018. Foreign transactions also increased by 57.47% from N122.53 billion to N192.95 billion within the same period. There was a 3.45% decrease in foreign inflows from N64.28 billion in April 2018 to N62.06 billion in May 2018. However, foreign outflows increased by 124.70% from N58.25 billion to N130.89 billion within the same period.


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