Friday, July 10th, 2015 1.03PM / 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 May 2015.
Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 May 2015
Domestic vs. Foreign 2015
FPI transactions at the nation’s bourse decreased to N79.77 billion (about $0.41 billion) in May 2015, down 23.26% from April 2015. Domestic investors conceded about 9.68% of trading to foreign investors as Domestic transactions decreased from 49.75% to 45.16% while FPI transactions increased from 50.25% to 54.84% over the same period.
Total transactions decreased by 29.69% from N206.86 billion in April to N145.45 billion in May and foreign portfolio investors’ inflows accounted for 26.12% of total transactions while the outflows accounted for 28.72% of the total transactions in May 2015.
In comparison to the same period in 2014, total FPI transactions decreased by 13.16%, whilst the total domestic transactions decreased by 40.16%. FPI outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2014. Overall, there was a 27.86% decrease in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2014.