Monday, September 14th, 2015 5.11PM / 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 2015.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 August 2015
Domestic vs. Foreign 2015
Monthly FPI transactions at the nation’s bourse decreased to N81.13 billion (about $0.41 billion) in August 2015 from N107.47 billion (about $0.55 billion) at the end of July 2015; representing a decrease of 24.51%.
Domestic investors conceded about 11.38% of trading to foreign investors compared to the 25.82% they conceded in the previous month as Domestic transactions increased from 37.09% to 44.31% while FPI transactions decreased from 62.91% to 55.69% over the same period.
Foreign portfolio investors’ inflows accounted for 22.69% of total transactions while the outflows accounted for 33.00% of the total transactions in August 2015.
In comparison to the same period in 2014, total FPI transactions decreased by 26.51%, whilst the total domestic transactions increased by 156.39%. FPI outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2014.
Overall, there was a 7.46% increase in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2014.