RIYADH: The Saudi Stock Exchange benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) closed at 8,821.76 points during the first half of 2019 ended June 30, 2019, up 6.10% or 507.57 points over the same period of the previous year.
Highest close level for the index during the period was 9,361.96 point on 01/05/2019.
Total equity market capitalization at the end of the 1st Half 2019 reached SAR 2,081.08 billion (US$ 554.95 billion), increasing by 4.98 % over the close of the same period of the previous year.
The total value of shares traded during the 1st Half 2019 reached SAR 438.96 billion (US$ 117.06 billion), decreasing by 7.70% over the same period of the previous year.
The total number of shares traded reached 17 billion shares during the 1st Half 2019 compared to 21.95 billion shares traded during the 1st Half 2018, a decrease of 22.57%.
The total number of transactions executed during the 1st Half 2019 reached 13.25 million compared to 12.51 million trades during the 1st Half 2018, an increase of 5.91%.