Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - September 2019

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Monday, August 26, 2019  / 01:00 PM / By NSE  / Header Image Credit: NSE

 

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On a monthly basis, The Nigerian Stock Exchange polls trading figures from market operators on their Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI)4 flows. As at 30 September 2019, total transactions at the nation's bourse increased by 15.95% from N121.99 billion (about $398.0 million) in August 20195 to N141.45 billion (about $461.50 million) in September 2019. The performance of the current month when compared to the performance in the same period (September 2018) of the prior year revealed that total transactions increased by 8.64%. In September 2019, the total value of transactions executed by foreign investors outperformed transactions executed by domestic investors by 34.00% as shown in figure 1 below.

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A further analysis of the total transactions executed between the current and prior month (August 2019) revealed that total domestic transactions decreased by 19.91% from N58.69 billion in August to N47.00 billion in September 2019. However, total foreign transactions increased by 47.81% from N63.90 billion (about $208.4million) to N94.45 billion (about $308.2million) between August and September 2019.


Analysis Of Domestic Transactions

The value of domestic transactions executed by Institutional investors and retail investors were at par as illustrated in figure 4 below. A comparison of domestic transactions in the current and prior month (August 2019) revealed that retail transactions decreased by 2.34% from N23.92 billion in August 2019 to N23.36 billion in September 2019. However, the institutional composition of the domestic market declined more significantly by 30.81% from N34.17 billion in August 2019 to N23.64 billion in September 2019.

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Historical Analysis Of Domestic And Foreign Transactions

The data in figure 7 below, highlights the performance of the market over the last decade. Over a twelve (12) year period, domestic transactions decreased by 66.68% from N3.556t in 2007 to N1.185t in 2018 whilst foreign transactions increased by 97.88% from N616m to N1.219t over the same period. Total foreign transactions accounted for about 51% of the total transactions carried out in 2018, whilst domestic transactions accounted for about 49% of the total transactions in the same period. The actual performance referenced 2019A (2019 Actual) shows that total foreign transactions carried out year till date (YTD) is about N688.91 billion whilst total domestic transactions YTD is about N775.51 billion.

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