Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1.35 PM/ NSE
On a monthly basis, The Nigerian Stock Exchange polls trading figures from major custodians and market operators on their foreign portfolio investments (FPI).
The table below shows an analysis of transactions on The Exchange at the end of October 2016.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 October 2016
Domestic vs. Foreign 2016
Total transactions at the nation’s bourse decreased significantly by 32.44% from N94.77 billion recorded in September 2016 to N64.03 billion (about $0.21 billion)4 in October 2016.
Also, total transactions from January to October 2016 decreased significantly by 40.55% from N1,667.27 billion recorded within the same period in 2015 to N991.11 billion in 2016.
We observed that both foreign and domestic activities are decreasing, however the domestic activity is decreasing faster. In October 2016, domestic investors outperformed their foreign counterparts by about 2.42%.
Domestic transactions decreased by 35.93% from N51.18 billion in September 2016 to N32.79 billion in October 2016. FPI transactions decreased by 28.33% from N43.59 billion in September 2016 to N31.24 billion in October 2016.
Monthly foreign inflows outpaced outflows as foreign inflows decreased by 23.51% from N24.41 billion in September to N18.67 billion in October 2016. Foreign outflows also decreased by 34.46% from N19.18 billion to N12.57 billion within the same period.