Tuesday, March 24, 2016 5.15 PM/ 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 February 2016.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 29 February 2016
Domestic vs. Foreign 2016
Total transactions at the nation’s bourse increased by 39.44% from N84.10 billion recorded in January 2016 to N117.27 billion (about $0.60 billion) in February 2016. In comparison to the same period in 2015, total transactions decreased by 36.44% from the N184.49 recorded in February 2015.
Domestic investors significantly outperformed foreign investors by 27.04%. Domestic transactions increased from 48.43% in January 2016 to 63.52% in February 2016 while FPI transactions decreased from 51.57% to 36.48% over the same period.
Monthly foreign outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2015. Foreign outflows increased by 20.79% from N26.36 billion in January 2016 to N31.84 billion while foreign inflows decreased by 35.68% from N17.01 billion in January 2016 to N10.94 billion in February 2016.