Nicaragua: Stock Exchange Transactions Up 30% in 2016

Trading volume last year reached $1.526 billion, 30% more than what was traded in 2015.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The repo market accounted for most of the volume traded in the stock market in 2016, with an increase over 2015 of 33%. The volume traded in these instruments was 382 million, while in 2015  $289 million was traded.

The public sector was the largest issuer in the market, and its titles were the most traded. Gerardo Arguello, general manager of the Stock Exchange of Nicaragua (BDVN), told that "... Placements of bills and bonds by Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (MHCP) together grew by ten percent and accounted for 32 percent of the movements. Statistics confirm that in the specific case of dematerialized BCN notes that their share was 27.6% in the primary market and 33% of the optional repurchase market."

".. As in previous years, emissions by the private sector viewed from every angle are smaller, but according to Arguello that's another opportunity for further growth and making the country's market dynamism more sustained. In 2016 the private sector traded securities worth $62 million and 'we have registered emissions by 21 domestic and foreign companies that offer options for Nicaraguan investors to improve returns on their savings," said Arguello."

See statistics published by the Stock Exchange (|n Spanish).

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