Non-Jordanian Ownership at the ASE Reached 51.6%
The total value of shares that were bought by non-Jordanian investors in January 2019 was JD 26.3 million, representing 29.0% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD 26.1 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments in January 2019 showed an increase by JD 0.2 million, compared with a decrease by JD 7.3 million during the same month of 2018.
Arab investors purchases during January 2019 were JD 5.4 million, or 20.7% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD 20.9 million, constituting 79.3% of the total purchases. Arab investors sales amounted to JD 22.9 million, 87.8% of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to JD 3.2 million, representing 12.2% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
Non-Jordanian investors' ownership in companies listed at the ASE by end of January 2019 represented 51.6% of the total market value, 36.8% for Arab investors and 14.8% for non-Arab investors. At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the financial sector is 56.2%, in the services sector is 18.3%, and in the industrial sector is 61.9%.