October 31, 2012: ICI Reports ETF Assets

The combined assets of the nation’s exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were $1.281 trillion in September, according to ICI. The Institute’s monthly statistical collection also includes the value of shares issued and redeemed by exchange-traded funds.

Statistics contained in the Institute’s monthly ETF report have been obtained from information provided to ICI by exchange-traded funds and commodity funds. Commodity funds are listed in the Domestic (Sector/Industry) category.

Assets of Exchange-Traded Funds by Type
Millions of dollars

Sept 2012

Aug 2012

Sept 2011

Total Domestic Equity

757,931

714,612

550,453

Domestic (Broad-Based)

495,086

468,360

345,810

Domestic (Sector/Industry)

262,845

246,252

204,643

Global/International Equity

289,178

269,942

232,325

Hybrid

563

512

361

Bond

233,444

229,565

168,316

All

1,281,116

1,214,632

951,455

 

Value of Shares Issued and Redeemed by All Exchange-Traded Funds
Millions of dollars

Sept 2012

Aug 2012

      YTD 2012

YTD 2011

Gross Issuance

115,621

75,034

845,987

972,550

Gross Redemptions

77,924

73,762

715,945

898,807

Net Issuance

37,697

1,272

130,042

73,743

  

Number of Exchange-Traded Funds by Type

 

Sept 2012

Aug 2012

Sept 2011

Total Domestic Equity

594

597

567

  Domestic (Broad-Based)

293

293

279

  Domestic (Sector/Industry)

301

304

288

Global/International Equity

404

406

364

Hybrid

11

11

7

Bond

202

202

161

All         

1,211

1,216

1,099

Highlights: Assets of all exchange-traded funds rose in September by $66.48 billion, or 5.5 percent, to $1.281 trillion. Over the past 12 months, ETF assets increased $329.66 billion, or 34.6 percent. Assets in domestic equity ETFs increased $207.48 billion since September 2011, and global equity ETFs assets rose $56.85 billion during this period. At the end of September 2012, assets of bond funds were $233.44 billion and hybrid funds were $563 million.

During September, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $37.70 billion.  In September 2011, the value of all ETF shares issued exceeded that of shares redeemed by $5.86 billion.

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