The total value of shares that were bought by non-Jordanian investors at the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) in February 2018 was JD40.0 million, representing 28.8% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD39.4 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments in February 2018 showed an increase by JD0.6 million, compared with a decrease by JD384.4 million during the same month of 2017.
The total value of shares that were bought by non-Jordanian investors since the beginning of the year until the end of February 2018 was JD56.5 million, representing 22.4% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD63.3 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments showed a decrease of JD6.7 million, compared to a decrease by JD396.0 million for the same period of 2017.
Arab investors purchases since the beginning of the year until the end of February 2018 were 25.5 million, or 45.2% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD31.0 million, constituting 54.8% of the total purchases. Arab investors sales amounted to JD45.4 million, 71.7% of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to JD17.9 million, representing 28.3% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
Non-Jordanian investors’ ownership in companies listed at the ASE by end of February 2018 represented 48.1% of the total market value, 35.7% for Arab investors and 12.4% for non-Arab investors. At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the financial sector was 53.7%, in the services sector was 19.5%, and in the industrial sector was 52.9%