The total value of shares that were bought by non-Jordanian investors at the Amman Stock exchange (ASE) during March 2017 was JD24.2 million, representing 12.8% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD31.9 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments during March 2017 showed a decrease by JD7.7 million, compared with an increase by JD82.3 million during the same month of 2016.
The total value of shares that were bought by non-Jordanian investors since the beginning of the year until the end of March 2017 was JD728.2 million, representing 43.6% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD1131.9 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments showed a decrease of JD403.7 million, compared to an increase by JD122.5 million for the same period of 2016.
Arab investors purchases since the beginning of the year until the end of March 2017 were 459.9 million, or 63.2% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD268.3 million, constituting 36.8% of the total purchases. Arab investors sales amounted to JD1049.7 million, 92.7% of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to 82.2 million, representing 7.3% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
Non-Jordanian invetors' ownership in companies listed at the ASE by end of March 2017 represented 47.4% of the total market value, 35.7% for Arab investors and 11.7% for non-Arab investors. At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the financial sector was 52.8%, in the services sector was 21.8%, and in the industrial sector was 49.8%.