Uzbekistan, Tashkent, May 22 / Trend. Trend D.Azizov /
The turnover of the Uzbek Republican Stock Exchange (RSE) Toshkent in January-April 2013 amounted to 21.1 billion soum compared to 57.8 billion soum in the previous year (a 2.7-fold decrease), the Stock Exchange told Trend on Wednesday.
About 31.245 million securities of 59 joint stock companies worth 16 billion soum as well as 5,000 bonds of three issuers worth 5.1 billion soum were sold at the exchange auctions from the beginning of the year.
The share of the primary market in the structure of exchange turnover was 46.4 percent in January-April. The primary market turnover decreased 4.3-fold to 9.8 billion soum.
The turnover of shares in the secondary market decreased by 1.4 times to 11.3 billion soum during the reporting period.
One reason for the decrease in activity in the secondary market is the shortage of supply of shares of large financially stable companies with relatively higher liquidity and investment appeal, the RSE analysts say.
It is noted that the majority of the shares of such companies are state-owned and are not a resource for the aftermarket.
Securities of enterprises operating in the financial sector dominated in the sectoral structure of the total exchange turnover with the securities, when they accounted for 76.4 percent of the stock market turnover (16.1 billion soum).
In particular, the banks' shares hit 58.1 percent of the stock market turnover, the shares of insurance companies accounted for 2.8 percent, leasing companies - 15.5 percent.
The share of enterprises in the industrial sector in the turnover of the exchange during the reporting period was at 0.7 percent, while the share of the construction industry amounted to 1.9 percent and of the agro-industrial complex - 10.6 percent.
The Toshkent Republican Stock Exchange was established in 1994. Its founders are investment, brokerage and insurance companies, as well as the State Property Committee of Uzbekistan. The market organises primary and secondary trading of privatised companies' shares and bonds (around 370 companies). More than 100 investment institutions are members of the exchange.
The total turnover on the Toshkent stock exchange decreased 19.9 percent to 170.6 billion soum, compared with 213.1 billion soum in 2011.
The official exchange rate on May 22 is 2077.92 soum / $ 1.