Tuesday, March 08, 2016 09.15 AM/ 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 January 2016.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 January 2016
Domestic vs. Foreign 2016
Total transactions at the nation’s bourse decreased by 23.93% from N110.56 billion recorded in December 2015 to N84.1 billion (about $0.43 billion) in January 2016. In comparison to the same period in 2015, total transactions decreased by 55.67% from the N189.72 recorded in January 2015.
Domestic investors conceded about 3.14% of trading to foreign investors as Domestic transactions decreased from 53.55% in December 2015 to 48.43% in January 2016 while FPI transactions increased from 46.45% to 51.57% over the same period.
Monthly foreign outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2015. However, there was a 23.17% decrease in foreign outflows from N34.31 billion in December 2015 to N26.36 billion in 2016. Also, foreign inflows decreased by 0.18% from N17.04 billion in December 2015 to N17.01 billion in January 2016.