2005 News Story

Saudi stock market ends year up 85 percent
Market capitalization records 94.7 percent increase

Saudi Arabia's Tadawul All Share Index closed 2004 up 84.93 percent  with a market capitalization of U.S. $306.3 billion, an increase of 94.7 percent from 2003.


The total value traded during 2004 was U.S. $403 billion, up 197% from the previous year. The total volume traded during 2004 was 10.3 billion shares, up 85%, while the total number of transactions registered an increase of 254% to 13.3 million transactions during the same period.

The services sector was the most active sector in terms of volume traded in 2004 with 40.6% of the total volume traded.  The industrial sector led in terms of value and transactions with 407 million transactions valued at $166.6 billion, a 35.2% share of the total value traded and 34.9% of the total executed transaction.

Between 1995 and 2004, the all share index increased 499.85% and market capitalization rose by 650.98%.