The total value of shares that were bought by Non-Jordanian investors since the beginning of the year until the end of April 2012 was JD 130.2 million, representing 16.0% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD 120.8 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investment for the same period showed an increase of JD 9.4 million, compared to an increase of JD 73.3 million for the same period in the year 2011.
Arab investors purchases since the beginning of the year until the end of April were JD 82.6 million, or 63.5% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD 47.6 million, constituting 36.5% of the total purchases. Arab investors sales amounted to JD 101.2 million, 83.8 % of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to JD 19.5 million, representing 16.2% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
The total value of shares bought by non-Jordanian investors during April 2012 was JD 48.3 million, representing 20.7% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD 47.7 million. Thus, the net of non-Jordanian investment during April 2012 showed an increase of JD 0.6 million.
Non-Jordanian ownership in companies listed at the ASE by the end of April 2012 represented 51.3% of the total market value, 33.8% for Arab investors and 17.5% for non-Arab investors. At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the financial sector was 54.0%, in the services sector was 35.2%, and in the industrial sector was 55.9%.