he total value of shares bought by non-Jordanian investors during September 2014 was JD26.6 million, representing 16.3% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD33.5 million. Thus, the net of non-Jordanian investments during September 2014 showed a decrease of JD6.8 million.
The total value of shares that were bought by non-Jordanian investors since the beginning of the year until the end of September 2014 was JD264.7 million, representing 15.5% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD299.8 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments showed a decrease of JD35 million, compared to an increase of JD122.6 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 September 2014 were JD186 million, or 70.2% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD78.8 million, constituting 29.8% of the total purchases. As for the value of total sales of non-Jordanian investors, the value of the Arab investors sales amounted to JD182.1 million, 60.8% of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to JD117.7 million, representing 39.2% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
Non-Jordanian ownership in companies listed at the ASE by the end of September 2014 represented 49.2% of the total market value, 36.3% for Arab investors and 12.9% for non-Arab investors.
At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the market capitalization of listed companies at the end of September reached 54.7% for the Financial sector, 26.7% for the Services sector, and 51.3% for the Industrial sector.