The total value of shares bought by non-Jordanian investors during May 2014 was JD24.4 million, representing 17.2% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD17.7 million. Thus, the net of non-Jordanian investment during May 2014 showed an increase of JD6.7 million.
The total value of shares that were bought by Non-Jordanian investors since the beginning of the year until the end of May 2014 was JD162.5 million, representing 13.0% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD175.0 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments showed a decrease of JD12.5 million, compared to an increase of JD65.6 million for the same period of 2013.
As for the value of total purchases of non Jordanian investors, the value of the Arab investors purchases since the beginning of the year until the end of May 2014 were JD112.3 million, or 69.1% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD50.2 million, constituting 30.9% of the total purchases. And for the value of total sales of non Jordanian investors, the value of the Arab investors sales amounted to JD114.7 million, 65.5% of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to JD60.3 million, representing 34.5% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
Non-Jordanian ownership in companies listed at the ASE by the end of May 2014 represented 50.0% of the total market value, 36.8% for Arab investors and 13.2% for non-Arab investors. At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the market capitalization of listed companies at the end of May reached 55.3% for the financial sector, 27.3% for the Services sector, and 51.7% for the Industrial sector.