Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - April 2015

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015 3.53PM / 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 April 2015.

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 30 April 2015



Domestic vs. Foreign 2015
Domestic participation at the nation’s bourse increased to N102.91 billion (about $0.52 billion) in April 2015, up 26.33% from March 2015. Domestic investors conceded about 0.5% of trading to foreign investors as the percentage of foreign transactions decreased from 55.73% to 50.25% while Domestic transactions increased from 44.27% to 49.75% over the same period.

Total transactions increased by 12.41% from N184.02 billion in March to N206.86 billion in April and foreign portfolio investors’ inflows accounted for 26.20% of total transactions while the outflows accounted for 24.05% of the total transactions in April 2015.

In comparison to the same period in 2014, total FPI transactions decreased by 15.47%, whilst the total domestic transactions increased by 51.94%. FPI inflows outpaced outflows which was consistent with the same period in 2014. Overall, there was an 8.47% increase in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2014.



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