Thursday, October 06, 2016 6.05pm/ 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 August 2016.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 August 2016
Domestic vs. Foreign 2016
Total transactions at the nation’s bourse increased by 30.51% from N90.19 billion recorded in July 2016 to N117.71 billion (about $0.39 billion)4 in August 2016. Also, total transactions from January to August 2016 decreased by 41.82% from N1,430.51 billion recorded within the same period in 2015 to N832.31 billion in 2016.
Domestic investors marginally outperformed their foreign counterparts by about 4.76%. Domestic transactions increased by 34.28% from N45.91 billion in July 2016 to N61.65 billion in August 2016. FPI transactions increased by 26.60% from N44.28 billion in July 2016 to N56.06 billion in August 2016.
Monthly foreign inflows outpaced outflows as foreign inflows increased by 48.10% from N23.43 billion in July to N34.70 billion in August 2016. Foreign outflows also increased by 2.45% from N20.85 billion to N21.36 billion within the same period.
In comparison to the same period in 2015, total FPI transactions decreased by 52.47% from N777.59 billion to N369.56 billion, whilst total domestic transactions decreased by 29.13% from N652.92 billion to N462.75 billion.