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State of the South African Exchange Traded Product (ETP) Industry – as at 31st December 2020

14 January 2021 Mike Brown, Managing Director at etfSA.co.za

Market Capitalisation
The total market capitalisation of all ETFs/ETNs, listed on the JSE, rose from R100,8 billion at the end of 2019 to R111,0 billion as at 31 December 2020, an increase of 10,1%.

The past year was a mixed one for the South African ETP industry. Although financial markets were relatively favourable, with global equity markets recovering well from the COVID-19 crash of March 2020 and South African equity indices ending the year strongly, profit-taking, it appears, led to a sharp reduction in the number of commodity ETFs in issue on the JSE.

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