Thursday, April 26, 2018 /04:15PM / 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 March 2018.
Domestic vs. Foreign 2018
Total transactions at the nation’s bourse increased by 28.50% from N212.05 billion recorded in February 2018 to N272.48 billion (about $0.89 billion)4 in March 2018. The cumulative transactions from January to March increased by 48.29% from N454.48 billion recorded in 2017 to N878.97 billion in 2018.
Domestic investors outperformed foreign investors by 2.96% in March 2018. Total domestic transactions increased by 8.88% from N128.83 billion in February to N140.27 billion in March 2018. Foreign transactions increased more significantly by 58.87% from N83.22 billion to N132.21 billion within the same period.
There was a 55.29% increase in foreign inflows from N44.89 billion in February 2018 to N69.71 billion in March 2018. Foreign outflows also increased by 63.06% from N38.33 billion to N62.50 billion within the same period.