Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading at NSE: 2007 – February 2013

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March 25, 2013/ NSE


On a monthly basis, the Exchange polls trading figures from major custodians and market operators on their foreign portfolio clients. The table below shows the breakdown of the portfolio inflow and outflow between 2007 and February 2013.

Table 1: Flow of Foreign Portfolio Investments on the Nigerian Stock Market


A comparison of the total flows with the transactions on the Nigerian stock market is as shown in table 2 below:

Table 2: Comparison of Total Foreign Flows with Stock Market Transactions (N)

Table 3: Comparison of Total Foreign Flows with Stock Market Transactions ($Billion)


The table showed that FPI flow, which stood at 15% in 2007 consistently increased over the years to stand at 67% in 2011 but dropped to 61.4% in 2012. The declining trend of FPI Flow continued in 2013. Consequently, domestic investors increased their share of the market from 33.2% in 2011 to 38.6% and to 61% I 2013.Domestic investors can be categorized into either institutional or retail investors.

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