Non-Jordanian ownership in companies listed on the ASE reached 51.7%
The value of shares bought by non-Jordanian investors at the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) in January 2020 was JD 19.4 million, representing 17.7% of the overall trading value, while the value of shares sold by them amounted to JD 23.1 million. As a result, the net of non-Jordanian investments in January 2020 showed a negative value of JD 3.7 million, whereas the net of non-Jordanian investments showed a positive value of JD 0.2 million during the same month of 2019.
Arab investors purchases during January 2020 were JD 8.5 million, or 43.7% of the overall purchases by non-Jordanians, while the value of non-Arab purchases amounted to JD 10.9 million, constituting 56.3% of the total purchases. Arab investors sales amounted to JD 19.0 million, or 82.1% of non-Jordanians total sales, while the value of non-Arab sales amounted to JD 4.1 million, representing 17.9% of the total sales by non-Jordanians.
Non-Jordanian investors' ownership in companies listed on the ASE by end of January 2020 represented 51.7% of the total market value, 35.6% for Arab investors and 16.1% for non-Arab investors. At the sector level, the non-Jordanian ownership in the financial sector was 55.9%, in the services sector was 19.0%, and 61.4% in the industrial sector.