Wednesday, July 13, 2016 11.55AM/ 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 May 2016.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 May 2016
Domestic vs. Foreign 2016
Total transactions at the nation’s bourse increased by 55.20% from N66.96 billion recorded in April 2016 to N103.92 billion (about $0.53 billion) in May 2016. In comparison to the same period in 2015, total transactions decreased by 28.55% from the N145.45 billion recorded in May 2015.
Domestic investors outperformed their foreign counterparts by 21.90% as total FPI transactions increased by 43.49% from N28.28 billion in April to N40.58 billion in May 2016 compared to an increase of 63.75% from N38.68billion in April to N63.34 billion in May 2016 recorded by Domestic investors.
Monthly foreign inflows slightly outpaced outflows as foreign inflows increased by 44.35% from N14.52 billion in April to N20.96 billion in May 2016 while foreign outflows increased by 42.59% from N13.76billion to N19.62 billion within the same period.
In comparison to the same period in 2015, total FPI transactions decreased by 49.13%, whilst the total domestic transactions decreased by 3.56%.