Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 9.44AM / 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 2015.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 January 2015
Domestic vs. Foreign 2014
Monthly FPI transactions at the nation’s bourse which was N124.50 billion at the end of 2014 decreased to N99.11 billion (about $0.60 billion) at the beginning of 2015, down 20.39% from December 2014. Domestic investors conceded about 4.48% of trading to foreign investors as Domestic transactions decreased from 51.76% to 47.76% while FPI transactions increased from 48.24% to 52.24% over the same period.
Total transactions decreased by 26.49% from N258.08 billion in December 2014 to N189.72 billion in January 2015. FPI inflows accounted for 25.32% of total transactions whilst outflows accounted for 26.92% of total transactions in January 2015.
In comparison to the same period in 2014, total FPI transactions increased by 10.52%, whilst the total domestic transactions decreased by 1.83%. FPI outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2014. Overall, there was a 4.26% increase in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2014.
Methodology - The FPI outflow includes sales transactions or liquidation of portfolio investments through the stock market, whilst the FPI inflow includes purchase transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (Equities only).
The January 2014 and December 2014 transactions are included for comparison to the January 2015 transactions.
Foreign vs. Domestic
Retail vs. Institutional January 2015
Information on the retail and institutional components of the total domestic transactions in December is based on data obtained from about 92% of Active Dealing Members of The Exchange.
Historical Trends – Foreign vs. Domestic
1.December and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - December 2014